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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: PowerShell and Chocolatey

    Summary : Guest blogger and Honorary Scripting Guy, June Blender, talks about using Windows PowerShell and Chocolatey. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I welcome back guest blogger, June Blender . I’m probably one of five people on earth who really do not like chocolate...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Many Paths to a PowerShell Command

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about using different types of commands in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. A while ago, someone said there must be 50 ways to stop a process in Windows PowerShell. Although I am not certain that number is entirely accurate...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Exporting and Importing Photos in Active Directory

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to import and export photos in Active Directory. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here. I was playing about with Active Directory this week. I wanted to be able to get photos to automatically populate on my workstations running Windows 7. By doing some online...
  • 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: A Hidden Gem in the PowerShell Ocean: Get-PSCallStack

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Jeff Wouters, talks about using the Get-PSCallStack Windows PowerShell cmdlet. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today Windows PowerShell MVP, Jeff Wouters, is back with another guest blog post. To read more of Jeff's previous guest posts, see these...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Fixing PowerShell GUI Examples

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Dave Wyatt, talks about using Windows PowerShell GUI example code. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back guest blogger, Dave Wyatt. To read more of Dave’s previous guest posts, see these Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts . Dave is a Windows...
  • 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 2

    Summary : Microsoft PFE, Ian Farr, continues his series about using Windows PowerShell to work with Authentication Policy Silos. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back today, guest blogger, Ian Farr. If you missed yesterday's post I suggest that you read it before reading todays...
  • 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...