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  • Blog Post: What It Means to Be a PowerShell MVP

    Summary : Four Windows PowerShell MVPs share what the title means to them. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The MVP Summit is over. Many MVPs began their long trek home last night. Others decided to remain overnight or even over the weekend before heading home. From the feedback I have...
  • Blog Post: The MVP Summit–Posting 1

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVPs, Teresa Wilson and Richard Siddaway, provide initial impressions fromthe MVP Summit. Hello everyone. This is Teresa. My flight was uneventful. Actually, it was better than uneventful because I was able to get upgraded. At least, my flight was only about five hours—and...
  • Blog Post: Should I Upgrade to Latest Windows PowerShell Version?

    Summary : Richard Siddaway discusses the issues around upgrading your version of Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today's post is provided by Richard Siddaway... Richard is based out of the UK and spends his time automating anything, and everything, for Kelway...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Determine PowerShell Version on Your System

    Summary : Learn how to determine the version of Windows PowerShell installed on your system. How can I discover the version of Windows PowerShell that is installed on a particular system? Use the $psversiontable built-in variable to get a display such as this: Name Value ---- ----- PSVersion...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Jobs Week: Jobs in the Enterprise

    Summary : Richard Siddaway looks at how you can use Windows PowerShell jobs in your enterprise. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the seventh, and last, post in a series that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Find More Information about Windows PowerShell Jobs

    Summary : Learn how to discover more information about Windows PowerShell jobs. How can I learn more about Windows PowerShell jobs? To find out more about any Windows PowerShell topic, research the Help files for each cmdlet: Get-Help Start-Job –ShowWindow To discover the job related...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Jobs Week: Job Processes

    Summary : Richard Siddaway looks at how Windows PowerShell jobs actually run. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the sixth in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs, remind people...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Protect the Data Produced by PowerShell Jobs

    Summary : Learn how to protect the data in a Windows PowerShell job. How can I protect the data that is produced by a Windows PowerShell job? If the job is running and your Windows PowerShell session or computer crashes, you’ll lose the data. One possibility is that you can write the data...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Jobs Week: Jobs and Workflows

    Summary : Richard Siddaway introduces you to using the Windows PowerShell job engine with your Windows PowerShell workflows. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the fifth in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Stop a PowerShell Job

    Summary : Learn how to stop an unwanted Windows PowerShell job. How can I stop an over-running Windows PowerShell job? Even though this is not something you’d normally do, creating an infinite loop is a common (and potentially, very embarrassing) error. This job will run forever: Start...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Jobs Week: Scheduled Jobs

    Summary : Richard Siddaway introduces you to scheduled PowerShell jobs. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the fourth in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs, remind people...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Discover Tasks Associated with Scheduled Jobs

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to discover the tasks that are associated with your scheduled jobs. How can I use Windows PowerShell to discover the scheduled tasks that are associated with my scheduled jobs? In Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, use the Get-ScheduledTask cmdlet: £>...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Jobs Week: Remote Jobs

    Summary : Richard Siddaway introduces you to Windows PowerShell jobs on remote machines. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the third in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Job Help

    Summary : Learn how to find more Help about the Windows PowerShell job engine. How can I find out more about Windows PowerShell jobs? One of the best ways to discover anything about Windows PowerShell is to read the Help files and work through the examples that are presented. Each of the cmdlets...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Jobs Week: WMI and CIM Jobs

    Summary : Richard Siddaway introduces you to WMI and CIM jobs in Windows PowerShell. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the second in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs,...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Keep Job Data

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to keep job data available for future use. How can I keep my job data? One of the frustrating things about using the Window PowerShell job cmdlets is that if you’re not careful, you lose the data in your job when you access the job. The following...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Jobs Week: Introduction to PowerShell Jobs

    Summary : Richard Siddaway introduces you to Windows PowerShell jobs. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting learning Windows PowerShell, and I have some long running tasks to perform. What’s the best way of running these tasks? —LJ Hello LJ, Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Control Job Starts with PowerShell

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to control which jobs start when. How can I use Windows PowerShell to complete a group of jobs before I start more jobs? Use the Start-Job cmdlet, for example, to start 3 long running processes: Start-Job {<long running process 1>} Start...
  • Blog Post: Remoting Week: Remoting Security

    Summary : Richard Siddaway explains how to secure Windows PowerShell remoting sessions. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting learning Windows PowerShell, and I understand how to use it as a scripting language and shell on the local machine. How do I work with remote machines? —AP...
  • Blog Post: The Admin’s First Steps: Empty Groups

    Summary : Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to discover Active Directory groups that have no members. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting using Windows PowerShell to administer my systems, and I’ve been told I need to audit our Active Directory to discover any empty...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Workflows: Restarting the Computer

    Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway continues with part five of his awesome Windows PowerShell workflow basics articles. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have the fifth in a series of guest blog posts written by Windows PowerShell MVP and Honorary Scripting Guy Richard...
  • Blog Post: Testing License State and Setting the License Key

    Summary : Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI to work with operating system licensing. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week we will not have our usual PowerTip . Instead we have excerpts from seven books from Manning Press...
  • Blog Post: Technique: Determining Replication Schedules

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway, shares another excerpt from his book PowerShell in Practice. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week we will not have our usual PowerTip . Instead we have excerpts from seven books from Manning Press. In addition, each blog will have...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Discover All Event Logs on a Server

    Summary : Discover all of the event logs on a server by using Windows PowerShell. How can I discover the event logs that are available on my server? There two ways to do this. If you want the classic-type event logs, use: Get-EventLog –List If you want to see all of the event logs...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Workflows: A Practical Example

    Summary: Honorary Scripting Guy and PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway concludes his exciting series on Windows PowerShell workflows with a practical example. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have the last article in the most excellent Richard Siddaway workflow 8-part series. ...