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  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell DSC to Configure Internet Explorer

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Desired State Configuration to configure Internet Explorer on servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I decided to use my single-cup tea infuser to make a cup of Orange Cream tea using some leaves I brought...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell and DSC to Enable Logging

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and the Desired State Configuration Resource Kit to enable logging. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Dude, a pumpkin patch sprung up across the street from us. On my walk to the university, I passed at least...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Remove Characters in a String

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to remove specific characters in a string. I have a string that includes braces: $a = '{Abcde}' I want to remove the braces, but keep the text string inside the braces. How can I do this by using Windows PowerShell? Use the –Replace...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell DSC to Check Pending Reboot

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and DSC to check a pending reboot. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I started the week by heading to the Microsoft office to get our flu shots. Luckily, the flu shot did not require...
  • Blog Post: Use DSC to Install Windows PowerShell DSC Resource Kit Bits

    Summary : Learn how to use DSC to install Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Resource Kit bits. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Fall has definitely arrived here in Charlotte, North Carolina in the southern portion of the United States. The mornings are cool, the evenings are...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade to PowerShell 4.0 Because It Is Easier to Use

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson (aka Scripting Wife), talks about upgrading to Windows PowerShell 4.0 because it is easier to use. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I continue my series of posts about upgrading to Windows PowerShell 4.0 by turning over the keyboard...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Replace Characters in String that Is Not Part of Group

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to replace all characters in a string that is not part of a group. How can I use Windows PowerShell to remove all the non-alphabetic characters in the following string? (The single quotation marks are not part of the string.) '({Abcde})' Create a regular...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Why Upgrade to PowerShell 4.0?

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about why to upgrade to Windows PowerShell 4.0 Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I am kicking off a week of posts that are written by Windows PowerShell MVPs, a member of the product group, and myself, in which we are going to talk about...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Calculate and Display Percentages

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to calculate and display percentages. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, I am sipping a cup of red berry tea. It is tangy and refreshing. I will admit that I cheated. I used our machine. Boom...
  • Blog Post: Convert a Script to a PowerShell Function

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about converting a script to a Windows PowerShell function. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. When I have a script that I think I will use more than once or twice, it often makes sense for me to convert it to a function. If it is something...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Why Learn PowerShell?

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about why to learn Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Every once in a while, I am asked, “Why should I learn Windows PowerShell?” To be honest, that is always a bit of a troublesome question. Not because...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Start a Process at Random Times

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to start a process at random intervals. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a rather unusual request. I am testing a new monitoring application, and I need a script that will start processes at random intervals so I can check...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: The WMI Explorer Tool

    Summary : Guest blogger, Vinay Pamnani, talks about a cool new WMI tool. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the absolutely greatest things about working for Microsoft is the chance to meet (even virtually) and interact with really smart people who absolutely love technology. I recently...
  • Blog Post: Why Are All These Services Starting?

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using WMI to find out how services start. Hey, Scripting Guy! I was looking at the processes on my workstation, and I see lots of things running. I suspect many of these are actually services. But I am wondering how I can use Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Using a Tuple in PowerShell

    Summary : Learn how to use a Tuple in Windows PowerShell Hey, Scripting Guy! I read your article from yesterday, so I know about Tuples. How do I actually use one? —HD Hello HD, Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I just got back from working out with my trainer. I am not nearly...
  • Blog Post: What’s a Tuple, and Why Would I Want to Use It?

    Summary : Learn about using tuples with Windows PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! What is a tuple, and why would I want to use one? —RT Hello RT, Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I just got back from the gymnasium, and I am sitting on the back porch sipping a glass of water...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Parse Folder of Data with PowerShell

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to parse a folder that contains data dumps. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I got up, and headed to the Farmers Market in town. I picked up a fresh melon for breakfast and some locally made cheese. Melon and cheese with a nice up of English...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: A Function to Clean Up Data Import

    Summary : Learn about a Windows PowerShell function you can use to clean up data prior to import. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We are entering the Labor Day weekend in the United States today. Labor Day is a sad holiday, but it is also a happy time. It is sad because it traditionally...
  • Blog Post: Creating Custom PowerShell Objects

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to create custom objects prior to data export. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is nice and cool this morning so I decided to walk over to the neighborhood coffee and tea shop to have a cup of tea. I can sit outside and enjoy the day. There is free wireless...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Fix Address Issues Prior to Export

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to fix address issues prior to exporting the data to another database. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am listening to The Doors on my Zune HD, and sipping a very nice cup of tea. I used three spoons of Darjeeling tea , one spoon of lemon...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Normalize Names Before Data Import

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to normalize names before importing data. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I have been reading Jane Austen Northanger Abbey this week in the evenings. I really love the way Jane Austen develops her characters. I also like some of the ways the characters...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Read Munged Data

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell with munged data. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Last week, the Scripting Wife and I had the opportunity to attend the Charlotte SQL Users Group. This is always a highlight, because that user group is...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Answer 5

    Summary : Here is the answer to Problem 5 in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is time for the answer to Problem 5 in Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Last week, I posted the complete Problem 5 description and task outline . Problem 5 synopsis...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Answer 4

    Summary : Here is the answer to Problem 4 in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is time for the answer to Problem 4 in Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Last week, I posted the complete Problem 4 description and task outline . Problem 4 synopsis...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Answer 3

    Summary : Here is the answer to Problem 3 in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today it is time to look at Problem 3. Last week, I posted the complete Problem 3 description and task outline . Problem 3 synopsis One of your teammates wrote...