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  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Find Servers that Need a Reboot

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find servers that need to be rebooted. Hey, Scripting Guy! My boss is a Falstaff sort of character , but every once in a while he does actually have a good idea. When he recently logged on to a server console (don’t...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Inventory and Update SharePoint Environments

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to inventory objects in your SharePoint environment and to script updates. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Raymond Mitchell is our guest blogger today. Here is a little bit about Raymond. Raymond has worked in IT since 1999, and he has...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Perform an Orderly Shutdown of a Server Running Hyper-V

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to shut down all virtual machines on a server running Hyper-V prior to shutting down the server. Hey, Scripting Guy! From time to time I need to shut down one of our servers that is running the Hyper-V role. The problem...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Find Missing Updates on WSUS Client Computers

    S ummary : Learn how to use the computer target scope with Windows PowerShell to find WSUS client computers that are missing updates. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We are halfway through WSUS Week and some really good stuff from Boe Prox. You can see Boe’s biography in the Day...
  • Blog Post: Use the Free PoshWSUS PowerShell Module for WSUS Administrative Work

    Summary : Learn how to use the free PoshWSUS Windows PowerShell module to administer your WSUS server. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We wrap up the weekend and the week with guest blogger, Boe Prox. In case you missed them, here are links for Boe’s blogs: Day 1: Introduction...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: Configuring W32Time Service Logging

    Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here, yesterday I wrote a script that configured my domain controller with an external time source. After doing that, I thought it would be a good idea to have the ability to enable and disable diagnostic logging for the W32Time service. I ran across a pretty good knowledge...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Test Remote Printers

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to test remote printers. Hey, Scripting Guy! I don’t know what it is, but for some reason printing still seems to be a pain. I mean, we have been using the network for a long time, and something as basic as printing still seems to be a problem. Whatever...
  • Blog Post: Using PowerShell to Get Data from a SharePoint 2010 List

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to get data from a SharePoint 2010 list. Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to access data in a SharePoint 2010 list, but I do not have access to the server itself. All I can do is view the website and see the list in my browser. Can you help me...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Start Up and Shut Down a Virtual Server Session?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I start up and shut down a Virtual Server session? -- DW Hey, DW. One of the Scripting Guys once had a neighbor who used to say, over and over again, “You know, I think I should have a garage sale. I really should have a garage sale.” This went on for a couple of years...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create VHDs for Hyper-V

    Summary : Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Marco Shaw, illustrates how to use a graphical Windows PowerShell script to create VHDs for Hyper-V. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. When I was talking to Marco about his way cool script to download TechEd sessions , he mentioned that he had...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Create a New Virtual Machine

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to easily create a new virtual machine on a computer running Windows 8. Playing around with the Hyper-V module Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is autumn in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States—as...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Upload a New File Version to SharePoint

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Niklas Goude, talks about using Windows PowerShell to upload a new version of a file to SharePoint. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today Niklas Goude is our guest blogger. You can read more from Niklas in his past Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts . ...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Configure a New Virtual Machine with PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to configure a virtual machine on his laptop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I really appreciate is weekends. Most of the time, I do not even open my email. Freedom from email is something...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to PoshWSUS, a Free PowerShell Module to Manage WSUS

    Summary : Guest blogger, Boe Prox, discusses the development of the free Windows PowerShell module that he wrote to manage WSUS. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we are celebrating our 2000 th Hey, Scripting Guy! blog. I think that in the spirit of community, it is appropriate that...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Save Time with Win32_TimeZone and DST Time Changes

    Summary : Write a Windows PowerShell function to determine the status of time changes to daylight savings time. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. At the Windows PowerShell User Group meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, Brian Wilhite talked about a few of his scripts during the script...
  • Blog Post: Automatically Create Hyper-V Virtual Machines from VHD

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to automatically create Hyper-V virtual machines from VHD by using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. As the Scripting Wife and I get ready for our European Scripting Tour, I need to make sure my Windows 8 laptop...
  • 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: How Can I Determine Whether Terminal Services is Enabled on a Windows Server 2003 Computer?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I determine whether Terminal Services is enabled on a Windows Server 2003 computer? -- DD Hey, DD. You know, it turns out to be true: good things will come to those who wait. According to the front page of The Seattle Times , people who are grouchy and cantankerous today...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Collect, Store, and Parse IIS Log Data

    Summary : Guest blogger, Microsoft PFE Chris Weaver, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to collect, store, and parse IIS log data. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have back with us Chris Weaver. I have been working at Microsoft since late 2008, during that time I have...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Long Has My Server Been Up?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! Everyone at work has the idea that our network is unreliable. However, I know that our servers are seldom down. How can I prove to them that I know my stuff? -- HB Hi HB, You are really asking two questions. The first I can help you with. However, the veracity of your correctness...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Configure a Huge Query Completion System

    Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to turn a huge text file in to a query completion system, using Fast ESP 5.3 SP3. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today we have another guest blogger, Dennis Whitney. Here is what Dennis has to say about himself. I have been programming for...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Work with the MDT CustomSettings.ini File

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Sean Kearney, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to work with the MDT CustomSettings.ini file. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week, Windows PowerShell MVP, Sean Kearney , is our guest blogger, and he is writing about Microsoft Development Kit...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (7/10/09)

    Troubleshooting a Windows Powershell Script Hey Scripting Guy! I tried to use the script from the May 2009 TechNet Magazine article, Hey, Scripting Guy! Working with Access Databases in Windows PowerShell . But when I run it I get an error. This happens both on my Windows Vista computer (64 bit, Service...
  • Blog Post: Approve or Decline WSUS Updates by Using PowerShell

    Summary : Guest blogger, Boe Prox, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to approve or to decline updates for WSUS. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome to the third day of Boe Prox as our guest blogger talking about using Windows PowerShell with WSUS. Day 1: Introduction to WSUS...
  • Blog Post: Get a List of Virtual Machines by Using PowerShell

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 to obtain a list of virtual machines. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are a seasoned Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog reader, you know that the most frequent guest blogger is Sean Kearney. If you are new to the blog...