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  • Blog Post: Hey, Dude! Where Are My Methods?

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway, talks about WMI's missing methods in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blog post by Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway. Richard has been working with Microsoft technologies for 25 years...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Workflows: Job Engine

    Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway continues his workflow series by talking about the job engine. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have the fourth in a series of guest blog posts written by Windows PowerShell MVP and Honorary Scripting Guy Richard Siddaway dealing...
  • Blog Post: Expert Commentary: 2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 5

    Summary : Microsoft MVP, Richard Siddaway, provides expert commentary for 2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 5. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Richard Siddaway is the expert commentator for Advanced Event 5. Richard has been working with Microsoft technologies for over 22 years...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell in Depth: Part 1

    Summary : In today’s blog, we have an excerpt from an upcoming book by Don Jones, Richard Siddaway, and Jeffery Hicks. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today and tomorrow we have a special treat for you. Candace Gillhoolley, from Manning Publications, sent me an excerpt from the...
  • 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. ...
  • 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: Performance Counters and Windows System Assessment Report

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI to work with performance counters and Windows assessment. 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...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Workflows: The Basics

    Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway talks about the basics of Windows PowerShell 3.0 workflows. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we are fortunate to have a guest blog post by Windows PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway. Richard has written a number of guest Hey, Scripting...
  • 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...