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  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: The Easy Way to Manage Disk Drives

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage disk drives on his Windows 8 laptop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, the Scripting Wife and I are back in Dortmund, Germany. We will spend the day with Windows PowerShell Guru Klaus...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Optimize Hyper-V VHD Size

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to optimize Hyper-V VHD disk size. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of my favorite Windows 8 features is that (depending on the age of your laptop) you can add real-live, honest-to-goodness Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 and the CIM Cmdlets to Explore WMI Classes

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 and the CIM cmdlets to explore WMI classes. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, the Scripting Wife and I are on the train from Dortmund to Geneva. Teresa was really smart and found tickets for us...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Find an IP Address

    Summary: Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 to display the IP address. How can I use Windows PowerShell 3.0 on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 to display IP address configurations? Use the Get-NetAdapter cmdlet and filter for net adapters that have a status of up...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Obtain a Listing of Windows Drivers

    Summary: Use the Get-WindowsDriver cmdlet to obtain a quick list of Windows drivers. How can I use Windows PowerShell 3.0 on a computer running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 to obtain a list of drivers? Use the Get-WindowsDriver cmdlet and specify the –online switch. Get-WindowsDriver...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Quickly Determine the Network Connection Profile

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to get the network connection profile. How can you easily determine the network connection profile on your computer running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 by using Windows PowerShell 3.0? Use the Get-NetConnectionProfile cmdlet and a wildcard for the network...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Create a New Virtual Machine

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to easily create a new virtual machine on a computer running Windows 8. Playing around with the Hyper-V module Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is autumn in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States—as...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Reset Hyper-V Resource Metering

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to reset Hyper-V Resource Metering. Hey, Scripting Guy! Ok, I have this problem here at work. We have upgraded our servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. We are running Hyper-V, and we need...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Find Windows 8 Modern App Updates

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find information about Windows 8 Modern App updates. Hey, Scripting Guy! I love my Windows 8 laptop, and I also love my Windows RT Surface. One of the things that is a bit annoying is that it seems every time I turn...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Configure a New Virtual Machine with PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to configure a virtual machine on his laptop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I really appreciate is weekends. Most of the time, I do not even open my email. Freedom from email is something...
  • Blog Post: Use the PowerShell DISM Cmdlets to Manage Windows 8

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses using the DISM module in Windows 8 to work with desktop settings. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I are looking forward to the Central Ohio PowerShell User Group (COPUG) in Columbus, Ohio next week. We have...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create New Windows Firewall Rules

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to create new Windows Firewall rules on local and remote systems. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we are off to Europe. The Scripting Wife and I are actually on separate flights—it’s the...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Compare Modern Apps on Two Computers

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to compare modern app installation on two computers. Hey, Scripting Guy! We have a small cadre of rogue users at work. They work in engineering, and they seem to act like they are beyond the realm of normal IT control...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Playing Around with Windows Firewall

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to work with Windows Firewall on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife returned home from the Windows PowerShell Saturday #003 event in Atlanta, Georgia, last...
  • Blog Post: Automatically Create Hyper-V Virtual Machines from VHD

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to automatically create Hyper-V virtual machines from VHD by using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. As the Scripting Wife and I get ready for our European Scripting Tour, I need to make sure my Windows 8 laptop...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to View App Package Installation Log

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to view the app package installation log. How can I use Windows PowerShell in Windows 8 to review the app package installation log for errors, warnings, and additional information about installation packages? Use the Get-AppxLog cmdlet: Get-AppxLog
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Launch Item from Control Panel

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to launch an item from the Control Panel. How can I use Windows PowerShell to launch the Mail item on the Control Panel in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012? Use the Get-ControlPanelItem with a wildcard character to retrieve the item, then pipe the results...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Messing Around with Disks

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows 8 storage module to create partitions and to format disks. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I thought I would spend a bit more time playing around with the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 cmdlets in the...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Disabled User Accounts

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to easily find disabled user accounts in Active Directory. How can I use Windows PowerShell to find disabled user accounts in Active Directory? Use the Search-ADAccount cmdlet from the Active Directory module: Search-ADAccount -AccountDisabled
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Domain-Enabled Firewall Rules

    Summary: Learn how to identify domain firewall rules by using Windows PowerShell 3.0 on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. How can I find specific Domain profile firewall rules on my computer running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012? Use the Get-NetFirewallRule cmdlet and specify the enabled parameter...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Inventory Modern Apps in Windows 8

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to look at modern apps in Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I love about Windows 8 (including my Surface RT) are the modern apps. They are, well, just so modern. Of course, what...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Locate Modern Apps Installed on Windows 8

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to locate modern apps installed on a computer running Windows 8. How can you use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to find out which modern apps are installed on a computer running Windows 8? Use the Get-AppxPackage cmdlet: Get-AppxPackage
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Working with Windows Error Reporting

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to configure Windows Error Reporting settings on Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, yesterday was awesome—the Scripting Wife and I spent the day with the Dutch Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Stop Network Adapters on Windows 8

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to stop network adapters on Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The other day a customer asked me, “Is it a Microsoft requirement that all their consultants can’t be more than five...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Install Free PowerShell Remote Server Admin Tools

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about installing the free Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning is an awesome morning. Our friends from Hamburg, Germany have been hanging out all weekend...