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  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting PowerShell Scheduled Jobs

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about troubleshooting Windows PowerShell scheduled jobs. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This has been an awesome week at TechEd 2014 in Houston. I can avoid the "Houston we have a problem" joke for the simple reason that the...
  • Blog Post: Advanced PowerShell Scheduled Jobs

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about advanced aspects of Windows PowerShell scheduled jobs. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I want to look at some of the more advanced aspects of Windows PowerShell scheduled jobs. Windows PowerShell scheduled jobs do not have...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Job that Runs at Startup

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about creating a job that runs at startup. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the needs that never seems to change is the need to run a startup script. In the old days, that meant placing a .bat or .vbs file in a startup folder,...
  • Blog Post: What Happens to PowerShell Scheduled Job After Reboot?

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, continues his discussion about Windows PowerShell scheduled jobs. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Last night was the Expo floor meet-and-greet at TechEd in Houston. It was a crazy time, and we had literally thousands of people stopping by...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to PowerShell Scheduled Jobs

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, introduces the Windows PowerShell scheduled job feature. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. In all the hubbub about all the great features introduced in Windows PowerShell 3.0, one (actually more than one) feature was somewhat overlooked. With...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (4/2/10)

    In this post : How Can I Get a List of Active Directory Groups in the Local Domain and All the Users Across the Whole Forest? How Can I Gracefully Shut Down Virtual Machines Being Powered by an Uninterruptable Power Supply? Who Is Ken Meyer? How Can I Determine if the Network Connected...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (10/2/09)

    In this post : Troubleshooting a VBScript That Uses Systems Management Server 2003 Can I Prompt a User to Determine Which Network Card to Enable or Disable? Working with Domain Admin Privileges and Embedded Passwords How Can I List Available WMI Namespaces? How Can I Change Passwords...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use the Windows Task Scheduler to Run a Windows PowerShell Script

    Summary : Create a scheduled job to run a Windows PowerShell script that creates an HTML Server uptime report Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The amount of emails that are generated when attempting to organize and to arrange an event such as PowerShell Saturday is amazing. Every day,...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell and Scheduled Tasks to Automate Troubleshooting

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to use Windows PowerShell and scheduled tasks to automate troubleshooting your computer. Hey, Scripting Guy! We have a website that is currently hosted on a rather unreliable server. I am tired of constantly being harassed by management that...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (2/19/10)

    In this post : Should I Convert My VBScript Scripts to Windows PowerShell? How Can I Run My HTAs as an Administrator? Here's a Script That Generates Code for the HTA Helpomatic Help Me Interpret This Message About Task Scheduler Should I Convert My VBScript Scripts to Windows...
  • Blog Post: Schedule PowerShell Scripts that Require Input Values

    Summary: Learn how to use the Windows Task Scheduler to run Windows PowerShell scripts that require input values. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a Windows PowerShell script that collects information from a computer and writes the results to a text file. I would like to be able to schedule the running...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Best Work with Task Scheduler?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! We are really looking at reducing our IT costs as a group and as a result are seeking out anything that is already built into the operating system that will allow us to automate things. Our company recently had some cutbacks and we simply do not have enough people to be able to do...
  • Blog Post: Use Scheduled Tasks to Run PowerShell Commands on Windows

    Summary: Learn how to use the Windows Task Scheduler to run Windows PowerShell commands automatically. Hey, Scripting Guy! One of the things that is a bit frustrating about reading the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog is that it seems as if you expect network administrators to sit in front of their computer...
  • Blog Post: Create a PowerShell Scheduled Job

    Summary : Learn how to create a Windows PowerShell scheduled job. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, the Scripting Wife and I are about to straighten up the scripting house after the Windows PowerShell Saturday luau we had on Friday and the scripting slumber party we had over the weekend...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I List and Delete Scheduled Jobs?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! We had this guy a while back who went around and created all kinds of goofy scheduled tasks using the AT command. He did not document anything, and many of the scheduled jobs do not work anyway. And we are not sure what the ones that do work are supposed to do. Needless to say, that...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Run a Script When My Computer Is Idle?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to run a script when my computer is idle. But only when it is idle. I have looked in WMI and everywhere else and cannot find anything that will detect when the computer is idle. Can you tell me how to do it? - NM Hi NM, You know, our computers are busy plotting...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Create a Scheduled Task on a Number of Computers?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I have to be able to create a simple scheduled task via script on a number of computers. I do not need to do anything fancy, but it needs to be quick and easy to do. Do you have any ideas that can help me? - JW Hi JW, The word for the day is blue. We have a nice pot of green...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (03/20/09)

    Troubleshooting an Active Directory HTA Hey, Scripting Guy! I have created an HTML Application (HTA) to prompt a support person for their administrative ID and password and a computer name that they wish to delete from Active Directory. The script uses the alternate credentials to find the computer...
  • Blog Post: Learn Quick Windows PowerShell Tips to Improve Your Productivity

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson answers several questions that will improve your productivity with Windows PowerShell. In this post : Counting Items in an Array, Message Boxes and PowerShell Formatting Using Scheduled Tasks with PowerShell Counting Items in an Array...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Manage Scheduled Tasks in SharePoint

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to manage scheduled tasks for your SharePoint Server. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the really cool things about being the Microsoft Scripting Guy is getting to meet lots of smart people who love Windows PowerShell as much as I do...