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  • Blog Post: Final Comments about PowerShell Comments

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, concludes the series of posts about adding comments to Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, I am sipping a cup of Assam tea. It is rich, robust, and has a very nice flavor. I add a bit of lemon juice and...
  • Blog Post: More Comments about PowerShell Commenting

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, continues the discussion about Windows PowerShell comments. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, I was up early because I had to take the Scripting Wife to the airport. Luckily, it was really early, so Charlotte’s world class...
  • Blog Post: Use Regions for PowerShell Comments

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about combining regions and Windows PowerShell comments in the ISE. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I want to talk about an idea I had the other day when I was on the treadmill. First of all, I will say that walking on a...
  • Blog Post: Top Four Suggestions for Effective PowerShell Comments

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, lists his top four ideas to include in comments in Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is a new week. This one is filled with potential for unlimited new explorations, beginnings of wonderful friendships, and delving...
  • Blog Post: Six Comments about PowerShell Commenting

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about adding comments to Windows PowerShell scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning brings another cool fall day in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am sipping a cup of English Breakfast tea with a cinnamon stick and a bit...
  • Blog Post: Remotely Run a PowerShell Workflow

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about running a Windows PowerShell workflow on a remote computer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning it is beautiful outside. I am sitting on the porch sipping a cup of English Breakfast tea. I made a pot this morning, and...
  • Blog Post: Uninstalling the PowerShell ISE by Using a Workflow

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about removing a Windows feature by using a Windows PowerShell workflow. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am sipping a cup of Sencha green tea . I happened to have some lying around and I decided I would go ahead and drink...
  • 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: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Update Help on Remote Servers

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to update Windows PowerShell Help on remote servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the great things about any version of Windows PowerShell is the Help that comes with the product. Having access...
  • 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: Weekend Scripter: Simplify to Troubleshoot PowerShell Script

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, helps an old friend fix his script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I am a big believer in simplicity. I enjoy simple things: a nice cup of hot tea, reading a good book, watching a sunset on the beach, taking a train ride through the Alps...
  • 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...