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  • Blog Post: Access Objects Inside Other Objects in PowerShell Pipeline

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about accessing objects inside other objects in the Windows PowerShell pipeline. Hey, Scripting Guy! Yesterday in Create Custom PowerShell Objects , you talked about writing a script to access embedded objects. That seems like a lot of trouble. Is...
  • Blog Post: Create Custom PowerShell Objects

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about creating custom objects via Windows PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! Yesterday in Understand Embedded Objects in PowerShell , you said the easy way to expand a Windows PowerShell object was to use the –ExpandProperty parameter from the...
  • Blog Post: Understand Embedded Objects in PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about understanding embedded objects in Windows PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! I don’t get it. Some things in Windows PowerShell are so easy, and others are so complicated. It seems to go from ridiculously easy to ridiculously hard all at...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Find Hotfixes Installed in Time Range

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find hotfixes that were installed during a certain time range. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem at work. It seems there was a hotfix that was installed in the last couple of months that is causing problems...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell for an Easy Shutdown

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to perform an easy shutdown. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I do with Windows PowerShell is to automate repetitive tasks. It may sound rather obvious, but I can assure you it is not....
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: A Graphical Tool to Explore PowerShell Help

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to explore Help topics. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. With the drops of the Windows Management Framework 5.0 (also known as Windows PowerShell 5.0), now is a good time to begin exploring modules, new...
  • Blog Post: Use a PowerShell Function to Determine Miles to Go

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about a Windows PowerShell function to determine miles remaining to meet challenge. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are friends with me on Facebook, you know that in October I accepted a challenge to run a hundred miles before...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell and WMI to Explore Threads

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI to explore processes and threads. Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to find information about threads that are related to a specific process. I am wondering how I can do this by using Windows PowerShell. Can you help...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Get BIOS Information on Remote Servers

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to retrieve BIOS information from remote servers. Hey, Scripting Guy! I really hope you can help me. I need to get a list of basic BIOS information from our servers. All of the servers that I need are listed in a single...
  • Blog Post: Pre- and Post-Incrementing Do...While Loop in PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about pre- and post-incrementing the Do...While loop in Windows PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! I think that I found a bug in Windows PowerShell. In fact, I am pretty sure that I have. It involves using the ++ increment operator. For example, I know...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Remove Non-Alphabetic Characters from String

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to remove all non-alphabetic characters from a string. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am drinking a nice up of English Breakfast tea and munching on a Biscotti. I know...Biscotti is not...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Latitude, Longitude, and PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to retrieve latitude and longitude information. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today it is cold and dreary, so I thought it would be a nice time to play around with Windows PowerShell. One of the things...
  • Blog Post: Final Comments about PowerShell Comments

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, concludes the series of posts about adding comments to Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, I am sipping a cup of Assam tea. It is rich, robust, and has a very nice flavor. I add a bit of lemon juice and...
  • Blog Post: More Comments about PowerShell Commenting

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, continues the discussion about Windows PowerShell comments. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, I was up early because I had to take the Scripting Wife to the airport. Luckily, it was really early, so Charlotte’s world class...
  • Blog Post: Use Regions for PowerShell Comments

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about combining regions and Windows PowerShell comments in the ISE. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I want to talk about an idea I had the other day when I was on the treadmill. First of all, I will say that walking on a...
  • Blog Post: Top Four Suggestions for Effective PowerShell Comments

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, lists his top four ideas to include in comments in Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is a new week. This one is filled with potential for unlimited new explorations, beginnings of wonderful friendships, and delving...
  • Blog Post: Six Comments about PowerShell Commenting

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about adding comments to Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning brings another cool fall day in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am sipping a cup of English Breakfast tea with a cinnamon stick and a bit...
  • Blog Post: Remotely Run a PowerShell Workflow

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about running a Windows PowerShell workflow on a remote computer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning it is beautiful outside. I am sitting on the porch sipping a cup of English Breakfast tea. I made a pot this morning, and...
  • Blog Post: Uninstalling the PowerShell ISE by Using a Workflow

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about removing a Windows feature by using a Windows PowerShell workflow. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am sipping a cup of Sencha green tea . I happened to have some lying around and I decided I would go ahead and drink...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Install PowerShell 4.0 in Windows 7

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about upgrading Windows PowerShell 2.0 to Windows PowerShell 4.0 in Windows 7. Hello everyone. The Scripting Wife, here. The Scripting Guy is off reading a book—I think it may be Rob Roy by Walter Scott, but I am not sure. He seems to be...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Update Help on Remote Servers

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to update Windows PowerShell Help on remote servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the great things about any version of Windows PowerShell is the Help that comes with the product. Having access...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell DSC to Configure Internet Explorer

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Desired State Configuration to configure Internet Explorer on servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I decided to use my single-cup tea infuser to make a cup of Orange Cream tea using some leaves I brought...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell and DSC to Enable Logging

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and the Desired State Configuration Resource Kit to enable logging. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Dude, a pumpkin patch sprung up across the street from us. On my walk to the university, I passed at least...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Remove Characters in a String

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to remove specific characters in a string. I have a string that includes braces: $a = '{Abcde}' I want to remove the braces, but keep the text string inside the braces. How can I do this by using Windows PowerShell? Use the –Replace...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell DSC to Check Pending Reboot

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and DSC to check a pending reboot. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I started the week by heading to the Microsoft office to get our flu shots. Luckily, the flu shot did not require...