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  • Blog Post: Speed Up Excel Automation with PowerShell Jobs

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Georges Maheu, further optimizes the Windows PowerShell script that he presented in his previous two blogs. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Our guest blogger today is Georges Maheu. Georges presented a script two days ago to gather Windows services information...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Start, Receive, and Manage Jobs in Windows PowerShell 2.0?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been thinking about writing a script and using the .NET Framework class system.thread to give me the ability to do multiple things at once. I need to perform a query of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) that will consume a decent amount of time. While waiting for that...
  • Blog Post: Increase Performance by Slowing Down Your PowerShell Script

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Georges Maheu, further optimizes the Windows PowerShell script he presented earlier this week. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Our guest blogger today is Georges Maheu. Georges presented a script three days ago to gather Windows services information in an Excel...
  • Blog Post: Using Windows PowerShell Jobs

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows an excerpt from his new step-by-step book about using Windows PowerShell jobs. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I want to share a portion of my new Microsoft Press Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step book. This book is available...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Manage Windows PowerShell Jobs?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I am not sure how much help running the Get-Process cmdlet as a job is going to be for me in my work environment. I kind of get what you are trying to do — provide an illustrative technique for working with Windows PowerShell jobs — but I have things that take a really long time....
  • Blog Post: Use Jobs to Run Parallel Queries or Remove Objects from Active Memory

    Summary: Learn how to use jobs to run parallel queries, remove objects from active memory, work with text files and use the Get-Member Cmdlet to go behind the scenes of PowerShell commands in this edition of Quick Hits Friday. In this Post: Use Jobs to Run Parallel Queries with Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Receive All Windows PowerShell Jobs?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I like the idea of using Windows PowerShell jobs in a script. The problem is that I have multiple jobs I want to run. I would like to be able to wait until all the jobs have completed, and then receive the jobs all at once. Is this possible? I looked around at the job cmdlets and...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Use Windows PowerShell Jobs in a Script?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! Your examples this week on using Windows PowerShell jobs have all been from the command line. Is it possible to use Windows PowerShell jobs in a script? If so, how would I do it? -- AG Hello AG, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson at your service. The fog covers my front...