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  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Manipulate Information with CIM

    Summary : Guest blogger, Trevor Sullivan, talks about using Windows PowerShell and CIM to manipulate information. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest post from Trevor Sullivan. Trevor is an Honorary Scripting Guy , and a recognized Microsoft Community Contributor (MCC...
  • Blog Post: Use the PowerShell ISE to Work with Long Commands

    Summary : Learn how to use the Windows PowerShell ISE to work with long commands and make things easier to understand. Hey, Scripting Guy! I don’t get the purpose of the Windows PowerShell ISE. I mean, we have the Windows PowerShell console, and most of the time, all I am doing is typing a few...
  • Blog Post: Add Code Snippets to Your Script by Using the PowerShell ISE

    Summary : Learn how to modify the Windows PowerShell ISE to automatically add code snippets. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. There are advantages and disadvantages to using multiple computers. One of the advantages is that I get to see where I have assumed a dependency on some particular...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: The Scripting Wife Uses the Windows PowerShell ISE

    Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It’s a road trip. The Scripting Wife and I are heading out of town to attend a Windows PowerShell user group meeting where I will be speaking about Windows PowerShell best practices. Because I wrote a book about Windows PowerShell Best Practices, I guess people...
  • Blog Post: Use Tab Expansion in the PowerShell ISE to Avoid Cmdlet Aliases

    Summary : Learn how to use Tab Expansion in the Windows PowerShell ISE to avoid using cmdlet aliases and to add complete parameter names in commands. Hey, Scripting Guy! I spend a decent amount of time working with scripts, and I would like to learn how to use the Windows PowerShell ISE more effectively...
  • Blog Post: A PowerShell Carol in which Ebenezer Script Learns WMI

    Summary: A Windows PowerShell Carol in which Ebenezer Script learns how easy it to use WMI to check disk space usage. Hey, Scripting Guy! I am wondering if Ebenezer Script will learn how easy it is to work with WMI from inside Windows PowerShell. -- CS Hello CS, Microsoft Scripting Guy...
  • Blog Post: Modify the PowerShell ISE to Remove Aliases from Scripts

    Summary : In this weekend scripter blog, learn how to modify the Windows PowerShell ISE so that it automatically removes aliases from a script. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. The PowerShell Deep Dive in Las Vegas, Nevada was a real treat. The Scripting Wife and I both...
  • Blog Post: Automatically Add Comment-Based Help to Your PowerShell Scripts

    Summary : Automatically add comment-based help to your Windows PowerShell scripts; learn how in this how-to article by Scripting Guy Ed Wilson. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Last Sunday, I spent the morning creating a Windows PowerShell ISE profile . Today, I thought I would add something...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Automatically Save and Restore PowerShell ISE Preference Settings

      Summary : Microsoft MVP Ravikanth shows how to automatically save and restore Windows PowerShell ISE preference settings with an easy-to-use function.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is a fact that no script is ever completed. There is always something else that can be accomplished...
  • Blog Post: Exploring the Windows PowerShell ISE Color Objects

    Summary : Join Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson as he takes you on a guided tour of the Windows PowerShell ISE color objects. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is a beautiful sunny afternoon. I have decided to embrace the sunshine and accept the humidity that seems to be irrevocably joined...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Parse Saved Performance Counter Logs

    Summary : Learn how to use the Import-Counter cmdlet in Windows PowerShell to parse saved performance counter log files. Hey, Scripting Guy! We have configured a series of custom performance monitor logs that run as scheduled tasks and collect monitoring information. The problem is that I never...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Clean Up Your PowerShell ISE Profile by Using a Module

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to clean up your Windows PowerShell ISE profile by creating a module. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here, it is getting cold here in the Deep South. It is nearly 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius). The smell of hot chocolate permeates...
  • Blog Post: 2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 4: Determine Folder Space

    Summary : In Advanced Event 4, you are required to determine which folders consume the most space. About this event Division Advanced Date of Event 4/5/2012 12:01 AM Due Date 4/12/2012 12:01 AM Event scenario...
  • Blog Post: Learn How to Customize the Windows PowerShell Script Editor

    Summary : Learn how to customize the Windows PowerShell script editor by using readily available functions from the PowerShellPack. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Even well-planned blogs often go astray. If you have been keeping up with our Weekend Scripter series, you know that today...
  • Blog Post: A Windows PowerShell Carol: Ebenezer Script Creates Text Files

    Summary: A Windows PowerShell Carol in which Ebenezer Script learns how to create and to delete text files using PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! Will Ebenezer Script ever see how easy it is to use Windows PowerShell to work with text files? -- SK Hello SK, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Draw a Cat on a Fence Watching a Yellow Moon Using Windows PowerShell

    Summary: Learn how to draw a cat on a fence watching a yellow moon by using Windows PowerShell Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is seven in the morning yet it seems like it could be four in the morning. It is dark outside, and the room is cool with a hint of humidity . I hang on to my...
  • Blog Post: Change Colors Used by the Windows PowerShell ISE

    Summary : Learn how to change colors used by the Windows PowerShell ISE to customize your scripting environment. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the things that is kind of lame about Charlotte is that there is not a good computer store. This is a rather surprising revelation considering...
  • Blog Post: Adding Custom Menu Items to the Windows PowerShell ISE

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson provides step-by-step instructions for adding custom menu items to the Windows PowerShell ISE. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. A long long long long time ago in a far far far far away land, I used to write code in a language called WordBasic ...
  • Blog Post: Building a Demo Active Directory: Part 3

    Summary : Create security groups in targeted organizational units in Active Directory. Hey, Scripting Guy! I was wondering if you could please show me how to use Windows PowerShell to create some security groups inside a set of organizational units in Active Directory. Is it difficult? —DS...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Automatically Indent Your PowerShell Code in the ISE

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to create a function to indent your code in the Windows PowerShell ISE without tabbing. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things about a road trip is that it gives me a chance to catch up on stuff I want to do. Luckily...
  • Blog Post: Create a Really Cool PowerShell ISE Profile

    Summary: Learn how to create a powerful Windows PowerShell ISE profile by running a single script. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the problems with writing a daily blog is that after a while, you end with a huge collection of articles and scripts. When I got a new laptop, and immediately...
  • Blog Post: How to Create a Customizable Profile for the PowerShell ISE

    Summary : Learn how to create a customizable profile for the Windows PowerShell ISE. The Microsoft Scripting Guys walk you through the steps. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is a quiet Sunday morning here in Charlotte, North Carolina . The female humanoid that shares my domicile has...
  • Blog Post: Learn How to Use the Free PowerShell ISE to Edit Scripts

    Summary : Learn about using the Windows PowerShell ISE to edit scripts, and to modify the script execution policy in this step-by-step blog. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem. I was following your blog yesterday about typing long commands inside the Windows PowerShell ISE , and I saved my work...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Dude! Where Are My Methods?

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway, talks about WMI's missing methods in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blog post by Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway. Richard has been working with Microsoft technologies for 25 years...
  • Blog Post: Learn Keyboard Tricks to Use the PowerShell ISE Easier

    Summary : Learn how to use the Windows PowerShell ISE more effectively by leveraging keyboard shortcuts. Hey, Scripting Guy! I am the network administrator for a large company, and we have to go through very rigorous testing before we can download and install software on our servers. This requirement...