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  • Blog Post: PowerShell and BitLocker: Part 1

    Summary : Guest blogger, Stephane van Gulick, presents a practical hands-on post that shows how to use Windows PowerShell and BitLocker together. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a new guest blogger, Stephane van Gulick. Stephane was introduced to me by The Scripting Wife...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to See Who Can Access Folder

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to see who has access to a folder. How can I use Windows PowerShell to see who has access rights to a folder? Use the Get-Acl cmdlet, specify the folder, and look at the access property, for example: (Get-Acl c:\fso).Access
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Manage NTFS Inheritance and Use Privileges

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Raimund Andree, talks about using Windows PowerShell to disable inheritance on folders. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today Raimund Andree, talks about using Windows PowerShell to disable inheritance on folders. Take it away, Raimund... In my previous post...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Get, Add, and Remove NTFS Permissions

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Raimund Andree, talks about using Windows PowerShell to get, add, and remove permissions. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, Raimund Andree, back to talk about using Windows PowerShell to work with permissions... ...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Add Security Groups to Print Servers by Using PowerShell

    Summary : Guest blogger, Alan Morris, talks about using Windows PowerShell to add security groups to print servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blog from Alan Morris. Here is a little about Alan: Alan Morris has been involved with testing the Windows print...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Investigate File Signatures—Part 2

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Boe Prox, concludes this two-part series about investigating file signatures with Windows PowerShell and the .NET Framework. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back guest blogger, Boe Prox , for the conclusion of the two-part series he started yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Investigate File Signatures—Part 1

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Boe Prox, talks about investigating file signatures by using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This weekend we have a two-part series from guest blogger, Boe Prox … When you work with File Server Resource Manager (FSRM), one...
  • Blog Post: Security Series: Using PowerShell to Enable BYOD—Part 3

    Summary : Guest blogger and security expert, Yuri Diogenes, completes his series about enabling BYOD. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today’s guest blogger is Yuri Diogenes , who continues his security series about enabling BYOD. Yuri is a senior knowledge engineer, and he is a...
  • Blog Post: Security Series: Using PowerShell to Enable BYOD–Part 2

    Summary : Guest blogger and security expert, Yuri Diogenes, continues his series about enabling BYOD. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today’s guest blogger is Yuri Diogenes , who continues his security series about enabling BYOD. Yuri is a senior knowledge engineer, and he is a...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Interact with the Windows API: Part 1

    Summary : Guest blogger, Matt Graeber, discusses how to use Windows PowerShell to interact with Windows API functions in Part 1 of a three-part series. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Guest blogger, Matt Graeber, is back. Matt first joined us as a guest yesterday with his post Use PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Beat the Auditors, Be One Step Ahead with PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Georges Maheu, opens his security assessment toolbox to discuss a Windows PowerShell script he uses to look at Windows services. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Our guest blogger today is Georges Maheu . Georges is one of my best friends, and I had a chance to...
  • Blog Post: Learn the Easy Way to Use PowerShell to Get File Hashes

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows PowerShell PSCX Get-Hash cmdlet to get hash files in a directory. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a question that I hope will not require a lot of work on your part. I need to find the MD5 hash of files and folders. I use this...
  • Blog Post: Speed Up Excel Automation with PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Georges Maheu, optimizes the Windows PowerShell script he presented yesterday. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Our guest blogger today is Georges Maheu. Georges presented a script yesterday to gather Windows services information in an Excel spreadsheet. Although...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: Scripting Microsoft Security Essentials

    Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today, I finally had time to do something I have been wanting to do for a long time: I played around with Microsoft Security Essentials (the free downloadable anti-malware program from Microsoft). When I say “played around with,” I mean I began to look at seeing...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (9/25/09)

    Can I Find Out Who Has Access to a Group of Files and Folders? Hey, Scripting Guy! For security reasons I need to find out who has access to a certain group of files and folders. Using the Get-Acl cmdlet, I can get a list of which IDs and groups have which kinds of access to the target files and...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Explore Windows Defender Preferences

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 4.0 in Windows 8.1 to explore Windows Defender preferences. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well things are certainly shaping up to be exciting. Last weekend, I upgraded my Surface Pro to Windows 8.1 via...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (11/20/09)

    In this post : Troubleshooting a Windows PowerShell Script Using the Replace Operator How Can I Get a List of Certificates and Their Expiration Dates? Can I Change a Registry Value on 200 Computers? Can I Use Windows PowerShell to Delete Folders Within a Directory? Can I Use a Script...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Tell to Which Folders a User Has Been Granted or Denied Access?

    Share this post: Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to find out what folders a user has specifically been granted or denied access to. I do not need the specific rights that were granted. I only need to find out where the user was specifically granted or denied access. The reason for this is I am trying to clean...
  • Blog Post: Restore NTFS Security Permissions by Using PowerShell

    Summary : Superhero BATCHman restores NTFS security permissions using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Well, it is time once again for BATCHman. This time, it is Episode 12. Take it away, Sean. When the digital crash In a blink and a splash A gleam in the night...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Playing Around with Windows Firewall

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to work with Windows Firewall on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife returned home from the Windows PowerShell Saturday #003 event in Atlanta, Georgia, last...
  • Blog Post: Modify a PowerShell Script to Accept Piped Input

    Summary : Learn how to modify a Windows PowerShell script and turn it into an advanced function that accepts piped input and has complete Help. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Some things end up being way more complicated than they might appear at first glance. Today’s script is...
  • Blog Post: Decrypt PowerShell Secure String Password

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to easily decrypt the Windows PowerShell secure string password. Hey, Scripting Guy! We have an FTP site that I have to use on a regular basis. I need an easy way to get a credential and use that credential with the FTP site so that I can download...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Interact with the Windows API: Part 2

    Summary : Guest blogger, Matt Graeber, talks more about interacting with the Windows API. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Matt Graeber is back today with Part 2 of a three-part series that started yesterday: Use PowerShell to Interact with the Windows API: Part 1 . Now, here’s...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Turn Off the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Firewall?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I turn off the Service Pack 2 firewall? -- JC Hey, JC. You know, if there’s a drawback to working at Microsoft (and if our manager is reading this we hasten to add that there are no drawbacks to working at Microsoft) it’s this: no matter what you do some people will be...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Grant Administrator Rights to Folders and Then Delete Them?

    Hey Scripting Guy! Our previous network administrator was a slouch. He did not maintain proper backups, never reviewed event logs, and never cleaned up user folders when he deleted users in Active Directory. This last omission is particularly egregious because it has taken a lot of cleanup work to find...