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  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Hurrah for Curah

    Summary : Teresa Wilson (aka Scripting Wife) talks about how Microsoft Curah solved her search issue. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson is back with us today to share information about Curah. One of the problems with trying to find technical information...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Authentication Silos Part 1

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Ian Farr, talks about using Windows PowerShell to handle Authentication Policy Silos. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This weekend we have a two-part series from Ian Farr. To read more of Ian's previous guest posts, see these Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Top Ten PowerScripting PodCasts

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about the top ten PowerScripting podcasts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This weekend we have a very special guest blogger. You guessed it. Teresa Wilson , aka The Scripting Wife, will share her thoughts with you. Take it away Teresa...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Using Try, Catch, Finally Blocks for PowerShell Error Handling

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Ashley McGlone, talks about using Try, Catch, Finally blocks for error handling in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today’s guest blogger is Ashley McGlone, a Microsoft premier field engineer. Ashley is a popular speaker at our Windows...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Basic Lync Server 2013 Backup and Restore—Part 2

    Summary : Use native automation and Windows PowerShell cmdlets to back up Lync Server 2013. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here to finish up my crazy weekend fun automating Lync backup. So we've already gone through probably the trickiest part, which is getting the bulk of the Lync...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Basic Lync Server 2013 Backup and Restore—Part 1

    Summary : Learn how to make a rudimentary backup for a simple Lync Server environment. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here. Today we're going to play a game of "Let's Pretend." Let's pretend you got hired in a new company or are taking over from someone who had to...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Fix Broken Printer

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to fix a printer that keeps losing its duplexer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things about Windows PowerShell is that if I want to, I can generally use it to solve all of my issues. Sometimes...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Exploring Powershell Profiles

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, explores Windows PowerShell profiles and locations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things about the weekend is that it provides two entire days with no meetings, no specific obligations, and it gives me time to think and reflect...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: From Zero to PowerShell Hero

    Summary : Microsoft MVP and winner of the Scripting Games, Taylor Gibb, talks about his experience with Windows PowerShell and IT in general. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the great things about TechEd is getting to talk to the various people that I meet virtually. One person...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Automating the Preparation of Lync Server 2013—Part 2

    Summary : Automate the installation of SQL Server Express and complete the installation of Lync Server 2013. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here. Today, we're getting a little nerdy by automating the rest of our Lync server...on a Sunday. Yesterday, we finished with a Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Automating the Preparation of Lync Server 2013—Part 1

    Summary : Prep Windows Server 2012 R2 for a Lync Server 2013 installation. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here, and today I'm doing something I've been itching to do for a while...Automate the creation of a Lync server! You see, a while back, our Lync guy left the company. My...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Explore Dates

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to explore dates in the future. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This afternoon, I am sipping a nice cup of Kwai Flower Organic Oolong tea. It is a slightly sweet, mild tea that goes well with jasmine blossoms...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Non-PowerShell Books for PowerShell People

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, collects a list of cool book recommendations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I constantly find myself doing is reading. I try to read a lot of different things, fiction, non-fiction, classic literature, and technical. I...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Cool PowerShell Profile Functions from Bruce Payette

    Summary : Windows PowerShell principal SDE, Bruce Payette, shares a couple of cool profile functions. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The week of May 19, we had Profile Week. (To read about some great ideas that you can use for your Windows PowerShell profile, see these Hey, Scripting...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Develop Minimal Footprint with PowerShell and Features on Demand

    Summary : Guest blogger, Yung Chou, talks about using Windows PowerShell to develop a minimal footprint with Features on Demand. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have another guest blog post from my fellow Microsoftee, Yung Chou. Yung is a developer experience evangelist; and therefore...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Predicting the Future of PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about Windows PowerShell and the future of the technology. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Ahhh…the weekend. This morning, I decided (actually, I decided last night by not setting my alarm clock) to sleep in until the sun gently...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Automate Active Directory Accounts

    Summary : Guest blogger, Gary Jackson, shares a technique to automate Active Directory accounts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I met Gary Jackson at the Windows PowerShell Summit in April. We talked about some cool things he has been working on, so I invited him to write a guest blog...
  • Blog Post: What’s in Your PowerShell Profile? Powershell Team Favorites

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks to members of the Windows PowerShell team about what is in their Windows PowerShell profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I'm wrapping up the week with profile excerpts from the Windows PowerShell team. There is some really cool...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Find and Disable Webcams

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find and disable webcams and cameras. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is really interesting (at least to me) the way certain questions seem to swirl around like trigger fish taking up residence near...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: PowerShell Speed Improvement Techniques

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Dan Sheehan, talks about speeding up Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back Dan Sheehan, who debuted yesterday as a new guest blogger with his post Best Practices for PowerShell Scripting in Shared Environment . Dan recently...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Houston, We Don’t Have a Problem…

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about setting up for TechEd 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday, the Scripting Wife and I flew to Houston for TechEd 2014. We went to the Convention Center, to ensure our shipments arrived on time, and to get the lay of the...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Introducing Script Browser and Script Analyzer

    Summary : Scott Ge and Bill Grauer share new Windows PowerShell resources: Script Browser and Script Analyzer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blog from Scott Ge and Bill Grauer from Microsoft Customer Service and Support. Take it away Scott and Bill… To...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Best Practices for PowerShell Scripting in Shared Environment

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Dan Sheehan, shares Windows PowerShell scripting best practices for a shared environment. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I would like to welcome a new guest blogger, Dan Sheehan. Dan recently joined Microsoft as a senior premiere field engineer in the...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Find the Scripting Guys Booth at TechEd 2014

    Summary : The Scripting Wife shares the location of the Scripting Guys booth at TechEd 2014 in Houston. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, aka The Scripting Wife, shares the location of the Scripting Guys booth at TechEd 2014. Take it away Teresa…...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Guys Booth Guest Meet and Greet Schedule for TechEd 2014

    Summary : The Scripting Wife shares the guest list for the Scripting Guys booth at TechEd 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson (aka The Scripting Wife) is back with us today to share the schedule for guests that will be at the Scripting Guys booth...