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  • Blog Post: The Scripting Guys Really Do Rock, Part 2 of 4

    [Disclaimer: this is a reprint of a previously published article from the TechNet Script Center FunZone. The FunZone was not migrated from our old platform. This article is printed here due to popular demand.] This is part two of a four part series of articles about using VBScript to work with the...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Change the "Copy Music to This Location Folder" in Windows Media Player?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I change the Copy music to this location folder in Windows Media Player? -- BD Hey, BD. You know, a lot of people think that the reason we Scripting Guys don’t do very much work is because we’re just plain lazy. Those people are right. However, what we tell our bosses is...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Guys Really Do Rock, Conclusion

    [Disclaimer: this is a reprint of a previously published article from the TechNet Script Center FunZone. The FunZone was not migrated from our old platform. This article is printed here due to popular demand.] This is part four of a four part series of articles about using VBScript to work with the...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Guys Really Do Rock, Part 1 of 4

    [Disclaimer: this is a reprint of a previously published article from the TechNet Script Center FunZone. The FunZone was not migrated from our old platform. This article is printed here due to popular demand.] This is part one of a four part series of articles about using VBScript to work with the...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Play a Sound From Within a Script?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a script that pops up a message box to alert users to a problem. Is there any way I can play a sound at the same time the message box appears? -- TL Hey, TL. You guys do this on purpose, don’t you; you love to ask questions where there isn’t a clear-cut answer. This is yet...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: A Cool Music Explorer Script

      Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I don’t know about you, but I have thousands of music files on my computer. In fact, I have exactly 4,018 music files. I used this Windows PowerShell command to count them: PS   E:\Music>   ( dir   -Include   *.mp3,*.wma   -Recurse...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Change the Title Property of a .WMA File?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I change the Title property of a .WMA file? -- LL Hey, LL. Here’s a piece of trivia for you. Originally, the Beatles’ classic Yesterday was titled Scrambled Eggs . (Start singing the song, but instead of singing “Yesterday” sing “Scrambled eggs.”) Before the group recorded...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Copy the Extended Data of My Audio Files to an Excel Spreadsheet?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! We have quite a large collection of speeches and audio training sessions that are sorted by … well, by nothing. However, all the ID3 tags [the file’s extended data] are up-to-date. Is there a way to extract the ID3 information from these files into an Excel spreadsheet? -- FB Hey...
  • Blog Post: How Can I List All the Songs in the Windows Media Library?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I get a list of all the songs (and their artists) in the Windows Media Library? -- KF Hey, KF. Three words: practice, practice, practice. You know, the old joke about how do you get to Carnegie Hall and this is kind of a music-related question and Carnegie Hall is...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Easily Organize Your Music Collection

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, teaches you how to use Windows PowerShell to organize your music collection for ease of playback on Windows. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I love the weekend. In general, it is a time for me to explore and to experiment with Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Find Installed Video Codecs on Windows 8

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find installed video codecs on Windows 8. Hey, Scripting Guy! Dude, I am in trouble. Big time! Last week, I installed Windows 8 on the laptops used by all our department heads and front-line supervisors. I thought...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Display the Vertical and Horizontal Sizes of a .JPG File?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I display the vertical and horizontal resolutions of a .JPG file? -- ST Hey, ST. This is a very commonly-asked question, and for the longest time we had no answer for it: nothing built into the operating system seemed capable of returning this information, and even Dsofile...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Guys Really Do Rock, Part 3 of 4

    [Disclaimer: this is a reprint of a previously published article from the TechNet Script Center FunZone. The FunZone was not migrated from our old platform. This article is printed here due to popular demand.] This is part three of a four part series of articles about using VBScript to work with the...