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  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Remotely Create Scheduled Task and Folder

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to remotely create a scheduled task and folder. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. On Friday in Use PowerShell to Create Scheduled Task in New Folder , I created a pretty long Windows PowerShell script that...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Document Scheduled Tasks

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to document scheduled tasks. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the really cool things about Windows PowerShell is the way that it builds on itself. When I learn a little bit about Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Create XML Representation of Scheduled Task

    Summary : Learn how to export a scheduled task to XML by using Windows PowerShell. How can I use Windows PowerShell to create an XML representation of a scheduled task? Use the Get-ScheduledTask function and pipe the results to the Export-ScheduledTask function, for example: Get-ScheduledTask...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Scheduled Task in New Folder

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create a new scheduled task in a specific folder. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I want to combine several of the scripts I have discussed this week based on scheduled tasks. Specifically, I am...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Scheduled Tasks Folders

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create a folder for scheduled tasks. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have several meetings, and I am really looking forward to them. One of my meetings is with the Windows PowerShell team. I...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Configure Scheduled Task

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to configure a scheduled task. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning is a coffee morning . I don’t have a lot of coffee mornings, but occasionally I break down and desire a raw coffee jolt...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Scheduled Tasks

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create a scheduled task. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, it is cold, wet, and rainy—not exactly my favorite combination. In fact, I would rather have snow. At least then there would be an...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Show Results of Scheduled Tasks

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to see the results of scheduled tasks. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is snack time. For me, a perfect snack is a piece of biscotti and a cup of tea. Today, I am having such a snack—the tea is...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Run a Scheduled Task to Check DSC

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about running a scheduled task to perform a consistency check for DSC. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I love to do is to automate things. Not only scripts. Not only Windows PowerShell. I also like to automate scheduled...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting PowerShell Scheduled Jobs

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about troubleshooting Windows PowerShell scheduled jobs. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This has been an awesome week at TechEd 2014 in Houston. I can avoid the "Houston we have a problem" joke for the simple reason that the...
  • Blog Post: Advanced PowerShell Scheduled Jobs

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about advanced aspects of Windows PowerShell scheduled jobs. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I want to look at some of the more advanced aspects of Windows PowerShell scheduled jobs. Windows PowerShell scheduled jobs do not have...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Job that Runs at Startup

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about creating a job that runs at startup. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the needs that never seems to change is the need to run a startup script. In the old days, that meant placing a .bat or .vbs file in a startup folder,...
  • Blog Post: What Happens to PowerShell Scheduled Job After Reboot?

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, continues his discussion about Windows PowerShell scheduled jobs. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Last night was the Expo floor meet-and-greet at TechEd in Houston. It was a crazy time, and we had literally thousands of people stopping by...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to PowerShell Scheduled Jobs

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, introduces the Windows PowerShell scheduled job feature. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. In all the hubbub about all the great features introduced in Windows PowerShell 3.0, one (actually more than one) feature was somewhat overlooked. With...
  • Blog Post: Schedule PowerShell Scripts that Require Input Values

    Summary: Learn how to use the Windows Task Scheduler to run Windows PowerShell scripts that require input values. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a Windows PowerShell script that collects information from a computer and writes the results to a text file. I would like to be able to schedule the running...
  • Blog Post: Learn Quick Windows PowerShell Tips to Improve Your Productivity

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson answers several questions that will improve your productivity with Windows PowerShell. In this post : Counting Items in an Array, Message Boxes and PowerShell Formatting Using Scheduled Tasks with PowerShell Counting Items in an Array...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Manage Scheduled Tasks in SharePoint

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to manage scheduled tasks for your SharePoint Server. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the really cool things about being the Microsoft Scripting Guy is getting to meet lots of smart people who love Windows PowerShell as much as I do...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use the Windows Task Scheduler to Run a Windows PowerShell Script

    Summary : Create a scheduled job to run a Windows PowerShell script that creates an HTML Server uptime report Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The amount of emails that are generated when attempting to organize and to arrange an event such as PowerShell Saturday is amazing. Every day,...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell and Scheduled Tasks to Automate Troubleshooting

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to use Windows PowerShell and scheduled tasks to automate troubleshooting your computer. Hey, Scripting Guy! We have a website that is currently hosted on a rather unreliable server. I am tired of constantly being harassed by management that...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (2/19/10)

    In this post : Should I Convert My VBScript Scripts to Windows PowerShell? How Can I Run My HTAs as an Administrator? Here's a Script That Generates Code for the HTA Helpomatic Help Me Interpret This Message About Task Scheduler Should I Convert My VBScript Scripts to Windows...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Manage Scheduled Tasks Using Scripts?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! Is there an easy way to manage scheduled tasks using scripts? -- RC Hey, RC. You just had to ask that question, didn’t you? To be honest, this is not one of scripting’s strong points, and you might be more confused after hearing the answer than you were before asking the question...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (4/2/10)

    In this post : How Can I Get a List of Active Directory Groups in the Local Domain and All the Users Across the Whole Forest? How Can I Gracefully Shut Down Virtual Machines Being Powered by an Uninterruptable Power Supply? Who Is Ken Meyer? How Can I Determine if the Network Connected...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (10/2/09)

    In this post : Troubleshooting a VBScript That Uses Systems Management Server 2003 Can I Prompt a User to Determine Which Network Card to Enable or Disable? Working with Domain Admin Privileges and Embedded Passwords How Can I List Available WMI Namespaces? How Can I Change Passwords...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (03/20/09)

    Troubleshooting an Active Directory HTA Hey, Scripting Guy! I have created an HTML Application (HTA) to prompt a support person for their administrative ID and password and a computer name that they wish to delete from Active Directory. The script uses the alternate credentials to find the computer...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Execute a Scheduled Task in Windows Vista?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I understand that, in Windows Vista, I can write a script that will cause a scheduled task to immediately execute. How do I do that? -- KW Hey, KW. Before we answer today’s question, we’d like to take a moment to say a few things in memory of our colleague, Scripting Guy Dean Tsaltas...