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  • Blog Post: 2014: A PowerShell Year in Perspective

    Summary : Richard Siddaway discusses the growth of Windows PowerShell in 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, Honorary Scripting Guy and Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway looks at the world of Windows PowerShell in 2014... The Scripting Guy asked me if I’d like...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: What Should You Learn in 2015?

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway, makes a recommendation for 2015. What Windows PowerShell topic should I learn in 2015? Desired State Configuration (DSC). Note Today's PowerTip was supplied by Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway.
  • 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: Working with XML

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVPs, Don Jones, Richard Siddaway, and Jeffrey Hicks share excerpts from their new book . 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...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Workflows: Restrictions

    Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway talks about restrictions on Windows PowerShell workflows. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have the second in a series of guest blog posts written by Windows PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway dealing with Windows PowerShell workflow...
  • 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: PowerShell Workflows: Using Parameters

    Summary: Honorary Scripting Guy and Windows PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway continues his Windows PowerShell workflow series with a discussion on parameters. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have the sixth in a series of guest blog posts written by Windows PowerShell MVP and...
  • Blog Post: The Admin’s First Steps: Capacity Planning Part 1

    Summary : Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to collect data for capacity planning. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting learning Windows PowerShell and I understand how to use it as a scripting language and shell. I’ve been told to start performing capacity planning...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell in Depth: Part 2

    Summary : In today’s blog, we continue our excerpt from the upcoming book by Don Jones, Richard Siddaway, and Jeffery Hicks. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday, we posted PowerShell in Depth : Part 1 , an excerpt provided by Candace Gillhoolley from Manning Publications....
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Simplify Access to WMI Data

    Summary : Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway, teaches how to use Windows PowerShell to simplify access to WMI data. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. I am really excited about the idea I had for this week, and I hope you will be too. I asked Candace Gillhoolley at Manning Press...
  • Blog Post: The Admin’s First Steps: Documenting Servers

    Summary : Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to automate the creation of your server documentation. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting learning Windows PowerShell, and I understand how to use it as a scripting language and shell. But what can I use it for in my environment...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Workflows: Design Considerations

    Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP and Honorary Scripting Guy Richard Siddaway talks about design considerations for Windows PowerShell workflows. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have the seventh article in the most excellent Richard Siddaway workflow series. Note The first...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Workflows: Nesting

    Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway talks about nesting Windows PowerShell workflows. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have the third in a series of guest blog posts written by Windows PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway dealing with Windows PowerShell workflow. Note...
  • Blog Post: The Admin’s First Steps: Capacity Planning Part 2

    Summary : Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to store data for capacity planning. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting learning PowerShell and I understand how to use it as a scripting language and shell. I’ve been told to start performing capacity planning for my...
  • Blog Post: The Admin’s First Steps: Scan Multiple Event Logs

    Summary : Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to automate scanning event logs across many remote machines. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting using Windows PowerShell to administer my systems, and I’ve been asked to test multiple remote machines for a particular event...
  • Blog Post: Excel Spreadsheets

    Summary : Microsoft MVP, Richard Siddaway, shares an 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 a special...
  • Blog Post: The Admin’s First Steps: Testing Service Health

    Summary : Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to automate health tests across your server estate. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting using Windows PowerShell to administer my systems, and I’ve been asked to test the service health on my servers. How can I do that...
  • Blog Post: The Admin’s First Steps: Local Group Membership

    Summary : Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to discover the membership of local groups. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting using Windows PowerShell to administer my systems, and I’ve been told I need to check the membership of local groups on all my servers. How...
  • Blog Post: The Admin’s First Steps: Discovering Shares

    Summary : Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to discover shares on remote systems. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting using Windows PowerShell to administer my systems, and I’ve been asked to discover the shares on some remote servers. How can I do that? —OL...
  • Blog Post: Expert Solution for 2011 Scripting Games Advanced Event 5: Use PowerShell to Get Information Prior to Windows Upgrade

    Summary : Microsoft MVP, Richard Siddaway, solves 2011 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games Advanced Event 5 and gets information prior to a Windows upgrade. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Richard Siddaway is our expert commentator today. Here are Richard’s own words describing his...
  • Blog Post: Manage DNS in a Windows Environment by Using PowerShell

    Summary : Manage DNS in a Windows environment by using Windows PowerShell. Guest Blogger Richard Siddaway shows how to do it in a simple and effective manner.   Hey, Scripting Guy! What can I do with Windows PowerShell to manage my DNS infrastructure? -- RS   Hello RS, Microsoft Scripting Guy...