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  • 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: Managing Azure IaaS with Windows PowerShell: Part 5

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to manage virtual machines in Azure. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here flying through the digital stratosphere on our final day with Windows PowerShell and Azure! We started by creating a virtual network for our Azure workstations and escalated to spinning...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Identify All Stopped Azure Virtual Machines with PowerShell

    Summary : Identify virtual machines that are shut down, but are consuming billing time. How can I use Windows PowerShell to track virtual machines that are not shut down from the management portal in Azure? Use the Get-AzureVM cmdlet, and filter on 'StoppedVM' status: Get-AzureVM | Where...
  • Blog Post: Managing Azure IaaS with Windows PowerShell: Part 4

    Summary : Create a simple virtual machine from a predefined template in Azure. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here with my head still stuck in the clouds! Yesterday we created a network in Microsoft Azure for our resources to leverage—much like Hyper-V leverages a virtual network...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Set Default Storage Account for PowerShell Cmdlets in Azure

    Summary : Learn how to define the default storage account to be used with the Azure PowerShell cmdlets. How do I tell Azure which media or storage account I'd like to use when I create a virtual machine? Use Get-AzureStorageAccount to access the names of your storage accounts, and then use...
  • Blog Post: Manage Azure IaaS with Windows PowerShell: Part 3

    Summary : Access some information you need to easily automate virtual machine creation in Azure. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here to rain the Power of PowerShell and Azure down onto you! Note This is the third post in a series. You might also enjoy reading: Manage Azure IaaS...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Identify Services in Azure by Location

    Summary : Use Azure PowerShell cmdlets to identify which services a datacenter will contain. How can I use Windows PowerShell to identify which services a particular datacenter in Azure contains? Access the AvailableServices property from the Get-AzureLocation cmdlet, for example: (Get-AzureLocation...
  • Blog Post: Manage Azure IaaS with Windows PowerShell: Part 2

    Summary : Attend to prep work to get virtual machine cmdlets working. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney is here with some scribbly notes to help you out with Azure scripts for your virtual machines. Note This is the second post in a series. You might also enjoy reading Manage Azure IaaS with...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Get Azure Subscription Names with PowerShell

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to get the name of cmdlets referring to your Azure subscription. Is there an easy way to obtain the Azure cmdlets referring to my subscription name? Use the Get-AzureSubscription cmdlet and access the SubscriptionName property: (Get-AzureSubscription).subscriptionname...
  • Blog Post: Manage Azure IaaS with Windows PowerShell: Part 1

    Summary : Establish a connection to Azure through Windows PowerShell. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here. I'm back from the MVP Summit with my head in the clouds! More specifically, the Azure sky! Yes, my head is truly in the clouds. About a month ago, I got some training in Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Connect to Azure to Leverage PowerShell Cmdlets

    Summary : Learn how to use the Microsoft Azure cmdlets to connect to an Azure subscription. I downloaded the Azure PowerShell cmdlets, and I when I run them, they produce an error. How do I authenticate to Microsoft Azure from the cmdlets? Use a combination of two cmdlets ( Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile...
  • Blog Post: What It Means to Be a PowerShell MVP

    Summary : Four Windows PowerShell MVPs share what the title means to them. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The MVP Summit is over. Many MVPs began their long trek home last night. Others decided to remain overnight or even over the weekend before heading home. From the feedback I have...
  • Blog Post: MVP Summit–First Day Reports

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVPs share their Summit experiences. Here is a report Windows PowerShell MVP, Steve Murawski The MVP Summit is one of my favorite times of the year despite the fact that [MVP.Summit] -notcontains 'Sleep'. Why is the Summit one of my favorite times? Well, I'll...
  • Blog Post: The MVP Summit–Posting 1

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVPs, Teresa Wilson and Richard Siddaway, provide initial impressions fromthe MVP Summit. Hello everyone. This is Teresa. My flight was uneventful. Actually, it was better than uneventful because I was able to get upgraded. At least, my flight was only about five hours—and...
  • 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 Series Part 6: Install Software and Run Custom Activities

    Summary : Microsoft PFEs, Raimund Andree and Per Pedersen, explain how to customize your existing environment and install software to some or all machines in your lab. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is Part 6 of a series written by Microsoft PFEs Raimund Andree and Per Pedersen...
  • Blog Post: AutomatedLab Tutorial Series Part 5: Install CA Two-Tier Hierarchy for PKI

    Summary : Microsoft PFEs, Raimund Andree and Per Pedersen, talk about using Windows PowerShell to automate the deployment of a PKI environment as it would typically be deployed in a production environment. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is Part 5 of a series by Microsoft PFEs,...
  • Blog Post: AutomatedLab Tutorial Series Part 4: Install a Simple PKI Environment

    Summary : Learn how to easily deploy a PKI environment by using AutomatedLab . Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back Microsoft PFEs, Raimund Andree and Per Pedersen, and their series about AutomatedLab. Read their previous posts here: AutomatedLab Tutorial Part 1: Introduction...
  • Blog Post: AutomatedLab Tutorial Part 3: Working with Predefined Server Roles

    Summary : Learn how to predefine server roles and switch the operating system to Windows 10 Technical Preview in your AutomatedLab environment. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today brings us Part 3 in a series by Microsoft PFEs, Raimund Andree and Per Pedersen. The last blog post explained...
  • Blog Post: AutomatedLab Tutorial Part 2: Create a Simple Lab

    Summary : Learn how to create a small lab environment by using AutomatedLab. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have Part 2 of the series by Microsoft PFEs, Raimund Andree and Per Pedersen. Today they talk about installing the Windows PowerShell modules to use with AutomatedLab...
  • 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: PowerTip: Continue a Windows PowerShell Script After Restart

    Summary : Learn how to continue a script after a remote system restart by using Windows PowerShell. I am configuring MPIO to automatically claim the iSCSI Bus Type, which requires a restart. However, I want to continue automating afterward, so how do I continue my script from that point? Introduced...