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  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Exploring PowerShell Modules

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to explore Windows PowerShell modules. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I really, really, really like about Windows PowerShell is the fact that it is self-discoverable. I mean, I can use Windows PowerShell to explore Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Hide Processes in Windows

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to easily hide processes in Windows. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I used to have problems with when I was a network administrator, was running scripts on systems without a text box...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Build a Clock Widget by Using PowerShell and WPF

    Summary : Boe Prox shows how to use Windows PowerShell to build a clock widget. Honorary Scripting Guy, Boe Prox, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. Here's a bit about me: Boe Prox is a Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell and a senior Windows system administrator....
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Cmdlets: Part 7

    Summary : Manage DNS server settings with Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2012 R2. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here. Our final part of the Windows PowerShell Network Week series has arrived. You also might enjoy reading: Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Cmdlets: Part 1 Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Cmdlets: Part 6

    Summary : Manage DHCP server settings in Windows Server 2012 R2 with Windows PowerShell. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here. This weekend, I’m getting a little geeky. I’m going to continue with more of Windows PowerShell and the network cmdlets. This is the sixth part in a series...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Organize Music Collection with PowerShell

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell and free utilities to clean up your directory structure and organize MP3s. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here. Today I was staring at a big pile of MP3s on my computer. It was actually a consolidation from several different machines. Old Media Player stuff...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Change Internet Explorer Start Page via PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to change the Internet Start page on his Microsoft Surface . Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is no secret that I love my Microsoft Surface. Just before our trip to Europe, I bought a nice Microsoft Surface...
  • 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: Weekend Scripter: Troubleshoot with PowerShell DSC Diagnostics Module

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the DSC Diagnostics module for troubleshooting Windows PowerShell DSC. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning the Scripting Wife and I are on the train to Vienna. We had an absolutely awesome time in Prague. We would...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: PowerShell, Network Adapters, and Domain Name System

    Summary : Learn how to use the networking Windows PowerShell DSC resource. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I have said on numerous occasions, “I love Windows PowerShell.” Today is no exception. Today I want to use the Wave 2 version of the xNetworking Module in the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Intro to PowerShell 4.0 Desired State Configuration

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, provides an introduction to Windows PowerShell 4.0 Desired State Configuration (DSC). Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today the Scripting Wife and I are in Prague, and we have been hanging out with Windows PowerShell MVP, David Moravec, and...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Create Entries for Birthdays from Outlook Contacts List

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to access your Outlook Contacts list and create calendar entries for birthdays. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney here. And today is my birthday! You would think that being an IT person with Microsoft Outlook and other resources in front of me, it would be very...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Pin PowerShell Script to Start Screen

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about pinning a Windows PowerShell script to the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The other day, the Scripting Wife and I had a couple of neighbors over for dinner. While munching on snacks, he said that he had...
  • Blog Post: 2014 Winter PowerShell Scripting Games Wrap Up #6

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, wraps up the 2014 Winter Scripting Games and talks about parameter validation. Weekend Scripter: Parameter Validation Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I'm playing with my new Surface Pro 2 device. It came with a year of free Skype...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Start Hidden Process

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to start a hidden process. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I decided to try something a bit different. I am having a cup of English Breakfast tea, but I added strawberry leaves, blackberry...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Scripting Wife Talks about PowerShell Saturday 007

    Summary : The Scripting Wife talks about Windows PowerShell Saturday 007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is gone. He is busy taking pictures, and conversing with various people attending Windows PowerShell Saturday here in Charlotte, North Carolina. Instead of...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: My Very First PowerShell Saturday!

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP reports from the field on his first visit to North Carolina and Windows PowerShell Saturday. NOTE : Sean became sick, and was unable to attend the PowerShell Saturday event. However, if he had attended, this is what would have happened. We wish Sean a speedy recovery...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Migrate to Active Directory On-Premises

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Asia Gandecka, talks about using Windows PowerShell to migrate users from Windows Azure Active Directory to Active Directory on-premises. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Let’s welcome a new guest blogger, Asia Gandecka… I have been with Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Using AutoSpInstaller and AutoSpSourceBuilder

    Summary : Guest blogger, Brian Lalancette, talks about how AutoSpInstaller and AutoSpSourceBuilder work together. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. After nearly four years, guest blogger, Brian Lalancette, is back to give us an update. Brian, take it away… Unbelievably, it’s...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Modify DNS Settings via Windows PowerShell

    Summary : Guest blogger, Gershon Levitz, talks about modifying DNS settings with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a new guest blogger, Gershon Levitz. Gershon is a senior technical writer for Hyper-V at Microsoft. The floor is yours, Gershon... There...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Identify Network Adapter Characteristics

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to identify network adapter characteristics. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I am kicking off Network Adapter Week. Note PowerShell Saturday #007 will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on...
  • Blog Post: Using PowerShell ISE Snippets to Remember Tricky Syntax

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell ISE code snippets to ease the burden of tricky-to-remember syntax. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today Jonathan Medd , Windows PowerShell MVP, is with us to share some Windows PowerShell goodness. Take it away, Jonathan… Often when I am...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Wow! I Didn’t Know You Could Do That in PowerShell!

    Summary : Discover the power of the “double splat.” Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, here filling in for our good friend, Ed. He’s keeping himself inside where it’s warm. I’m here in Canada typing really fast to keep even warmer! It’s 31 degrees below Celsius...
  • Blog Post: Tuning SQL Server Management Operations

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Thomas Stringer, talks about using Windows PowerShell and tuning SQL Server Management operations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I would like to welcome back guest blogger, Thomas Stringer … I spend a lot of time talking with customers and working...