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  • 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...
  • 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...