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  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2

    Summary : Oliver discovers how to easily find data with Windows PowerShell. Note This is the second post in a series. To get started, read Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 . “Would you like fries with that?” How Oliver hated uttering those words daily. He hated going home...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Create PowerShell Graphical Help Function

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about creating a graphical Help function in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, I should have known. In yesterday’s post, A Graphical Tool to Explore PowerShell Help , I said it would not take too long to...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: A Graphical Tool to Explore PowerShell Help

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to explore Help topics. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. With the drops of the Windows Management Framework 5.0 (also known as Windows PowerShell 5.0), now is a good time to begin exploring modules, new...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Count Images with PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, counts the images he used in Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts through the years. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I have been writing the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog for a while…actually, quite a while. It is the best job I have ever had—and...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Remove Non-Alphabetic Characters from String

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to remove all non-alphabetic characters from a string. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am drinking a nice up of English Breakfast tea and munching on a Biscotti. I know...Biscotti is not...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Latitude, Longitude, and PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to retrieve latitude and longitude information. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today it is cold and dreary, so I thought it would be a nice time to play around with Windows PowerShell. One of the things...
  • 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: Announcing WMI Explorer 2.0

    Summary : Microsoft senior support escalation engineer, Vinay Pamnani, talks about WMI Explorer 2.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I am pleased to invite back Microsoft senior support escalation engineer, Vinay Pamnani, who supports Configuration Manager. He's here to talk...
  • Blog Post: AutomatedLab Tutorial Part 1: Introduction to AutomatedLab

    Summary : Microsoft PFEs, Raimund Andree and Per Pedersen, present a multipart series about using Windows PowerShell to deploy a solution called AutomatedLab. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we kick off a multiple part series about automated lab deployment by using Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Install PowerShell 4.0 in Windows 7

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about upgrading Windows PowerShell 2.0 to Windows PowerShell 4.0 in Windows 7. Hello everyone. The Scripting Wife, here. The Scripting Guy is off reading a book—I think it may be Rob Roy by Walter Scott, but I am not sure. He seems to be...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Search Active Directory for High-Privileged Accounts

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Ian Farr, provides a Windows PowerShell function that searches for Active Directory users with high-privileged memberships. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have another guest blog post from Microsoft premier field engineer (PFE), Ian Farr. Take it away...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Scriptify—A New PowerShell Learning Tool

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Steve Jeffery, talks about a new Windows PowerShell learning tool: Scriptify. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have a guest blog post by premier field engineer, Steve Jeffery. He talks about a new tool he created to help you learn Windows PowerShell. Now...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Update Help on Remote Servers

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to update Windows PowerShell Help on remote servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the great things about any version of Windows PowerShell is the Help that comes with the product. Having access...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Team Talk About Why to Upgrade to PowerShell 4.0

    Summary : Windows PowerShell program manager, John Slack, talks about upgrading to Windows PowerShell 4.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have John Slack, a program manager in the Windows PowerShell team as our guest blogger... Do you use the version of Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Simplify to Troubleshoot PowerShell Script

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, helps an old friend fix his script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I am a big believer in simplicity. I enjoy simple things: a nice cup of hot tea, reading a good book, watching a sunset on the beach, taking a train ride through the Alps...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Why Upgrade to PowerShell 4.0?

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about why to upgrade to Windows PowerShell 4.0 Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I am kicking off a week of posts that are written by Windows PowerShell MVPs, a member of the product group, and myself, in which we are going to talk about...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Glimpse into the PowerShell Future

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about the future of Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I don’t know about you, but I “got into IT” because I am easily bored. I don’t mean that I have a short attention span, because I don’t...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Calculate and Display Percentages

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to calculate and display percentages. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, I am sipping a cup of red berry tea. It is tangy and refreshing. I will admit that I cheated. I used our machine. Boom...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Why Learn PowerShell?

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about why to learn Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Every once in a while, I am asked, “Why should I learn Windows PowerShell?” To be honest, that is always a bit of a troublesome question. Not because...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Manipulating Word and Excel with PowerShell

    Summary : Leverage the Office API to manipulate data in Word and Excel with Windows PowerShell. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here today to give Ed the day off. Why? Well, it's his birthday, of course! People worldwide have been sending Ed Happy Birthday wishes. His inbox almost went...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: The WMI Explorer Tool

    Summary : Guest blogger, Vinay Pamnani, talks about a cool new WMI tool. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the absolutely greatest things about working for Microsoft is the chance to meet (even virtually) and interact with really smart people who absolutely love technology. I recently...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Parse Folder of Data with PowerShell

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to parse a folder that contains data dumps. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I got up, and headed to the Farmers Market in town. I picked up a fresh melon for breakfast and some locally made cheese. Melon and cheese with a nice up of English...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: A Function to Clean Up Data Import

    Summary : Learn about a Windows PowerShell function you can use to clean up data prior to import. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We are entering the Labor Day weekend in the United States today. Labor Day is a sad holiday, but it is also a happy time. It is sad because it traditionally...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Troubleshoot Group Policy

    Summary : Guest blogger, Alex Verboon, talks about using Windows PowerShell to troubleshoot delays in Group Policy performance. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a new guest blogger, Alex Verboon. I was reading Alex’s blog page. I liked what he had to say and I invited...