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  • Blog Post: What’s My PID?

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, creates a function to capture the process ID of a Windows PowerShell host. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I like to know is the process ID (PID) of specific processes. Often this is trivial. I can use the Get-Process cmdlet...
  • Blog Post: Launch Elevated PowerShell Shell

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about launching an elevated Windows PowerShell shell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I had a great talk with Steve, the Scripting Manager. One of the things we talked about was the importance of community, and how the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Use Function to Determine Elevation of PowerShell Console

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using a function to determine if a Windows PowerShell console is elevated. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I had a friend tell me that nearly half of all the cmdlets, functions, and whatever’s in Windows PowerShell 4.0 on...
  • Blog Post: One of My Favorite PowerShell Functions

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, discusses one of his favorite functions: Get-EnumValues. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I am working on my presentation for Atlanta TechStravaganza 2015 , which will happen on August 21. It will be a really cool event, and the Scripting...
  • Blog Post: Describe Your PowerShell Variables

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about adding a description to variables. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. There is a “water feature” outside that keeps running and running and running. It is a bit strange, and to be honest, it makes me think that it is raining...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Back Up Your PowerShell Profile

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about automatically backing up your Windows PowerShell profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. My rule for making backups is that when the loss of the item would cause me grief, it is backed up. Otherwise, there is not too much need...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Replace One PowerShell Function with Another

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about replacing one Windows PowerShell function with a different one. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the problems with writing Windows PowerShell code every day is that you eventually... No, it’s not what you think....
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Launch PowerShell Without a Profile

    Summary : Learn how to launch Windows PowerShell without using a profile. I suspect my profile is causing issues with Windows PowerShell. How can I launch Windows PowerShell without starting the profile? Use the Run command to launch Windows PowerShell with the –noprofile switch: PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Two Cool PowerShell Functions

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about a pair of cool Windows PowerShell functions to add to your profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. At times, it seems like a Windows PowerShell profile is like a filing cabinet. Whether you have good organizational skills or you...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Profile? Which One?

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about determining which Windows PowerShell profile to use for which functions. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Living in central Florida can be a bit warm and humid in late July. Of course, I knew that before we moved here. I told one...
  • Blog Post: Sorting PowerShell Transcript Files

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about creating a sortable transcript name. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the great things about Windows PowerShell is that if there is something that annoys you, you can generally fix it. Don’t get me wrong, Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: I Have a PowerShell Profile—Now What?

    Summary : Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about the what to add into a Windows PowerShell profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It was a beautiful sunny weekend in central Florida. The Scripting Wife and I headed to Tampa, where we met up with various Windows PowerShell peeps...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Find Name and Location of PowerShell Profiles

    Summary : Learn how to find the name and location of various Windows PowerShell profiles. How can I find the name and location of various Windows PowerShell profiles? Use the $profile automatic variable to see what profiles are available for your particular Windows PowerShell host (for example...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Exploring Powershell Profiles

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, explores Windows PowerShell profiles and locations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things about the weekend is that it provides two entire days with no meetings, no specific obligations, and it gives me time to think and reflect...
  • Blog Post: Add a Couple of Functions to PowerShell Profile

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, adds a couple of new functions to his Windows PowerShell console profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I have heard that necessity is the mother of invention. For me, annoyance is the mother of scripting. What I mean is that when it comes...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Wife Uses a Profile to Configure PowerShell

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns how to use a profile to configure the Windows PowerShell console. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the coolest events of the year occurs in just a few days. Yes, that’s right, it’s Bouchercon in St. Louis . Bouchercon is a mystery writer’s...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell Commands from One Session in Another Session

    Summary : Learn how to automatically save commands from one session, and then use them in a new Windows PowerShell session. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the fun things about getting to travel around and talk to people who are using Windows PowerShell on a daily basis to automate...
  • Blog Post: What's in Your PowerShell Profile? Here Are Some User's Favorites

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks to various Windows PowerShell users about what is in their profiles. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I have had this idea floating in my head, and I decided to reach out to some fellow Windows PowerShell experts and enthusiasts in regards...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Cool PowerShell Profile Functions from Bruce Payette

    Summary : Windows PowerShell principal SDE, Bruce Payette, shares a couple of cool profile functions. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The week of May 19, we had Profile Week. (To read about some great ideas that you can use for your Windows PowerShell profile, see these Hey, Scripting...
  • Blog Post: What’s in Your PowerShell Profile? Powershell Team Favorites

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks to members of the Windows PowerShell team about what is in their Windows PowerShell profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I'm wrapping up the week with profile excerpts from the Windows PowerShell team. There is some really cool...
  • Blog Post: What’s in Your PowerShell Profile? Microsoft PFEs' Favorites

    Summary : Microsoft premier field engineers share some of their favorite functions from their Windows PowerShell profiles. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we will look at some profile excerpts from a few Microsoft premier field engineers (PFEs). Michael Wiley offers the following...
  • Blog Post: What’s in Your PowerShell Profile? PowerShell MVPs Favorites

    Summary : Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVPs share some of their favorite functions from their Windows PowerShell profiles. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I will be sharing some profile goodies provided by Windows PowerShell MVPs. Claus Nielsen stated that in his day-to-day work...
  • Blog Post: What's in Your PowerShell Profile? Users' Favorites Part 2

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks to various Microsoft Windows PowerShell users about what is in their profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have more items that Microsoft employees have in their profiles. Michael Lyons shared this: To make my Windows...
  • Blog Post: What's In Your PowerShell Profile? Here Are a Few of My Favorites

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shares a few favorites from his Windows PowerShell profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I was at the Windows PowerShell Summit a couple weeks ago. When Jason Shirk, a manager on the Windows PowerShell team, was doing a demo, I was able...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Wife Uses PowerShell to Update Sysinternals Tools

    Summary : The Scripting Wife adds a function to her Windows PowerShell profile to update the Sysinternals tools on her computer. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I had completed my IT Time radio interview with Blain Barton for my series on Windows PowerShell best practices, when I heard...