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  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell and WMI to Get Processor Information

    Summary : Learn how to get the number of processor cores via WMI and Windows PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to perform an audit of computers on our network. Specifically, I am tasked with obtaining CPU information. I need the processor speed, number of cores, and number of logical processors...
  • Blog Post: Use ShowUi to Easily Create Graphical Interfaces for PowerShell

    Summary : Use ShowUi, a free Windows PowerShell module, to simplify creating graphical interfaces for scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today, I have a guest article from my good friend James Brundage. Here is a little bit about him. James Brundage is the founder of Start-Automating...
  • Blog Post: Check for Admin Credentials in a PowerShell Script

    Summary : Learn how to check for administrative credentials when you run a Windows PowerShell script or command. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Boe Prox is our guest blogger today. Boe Prox is currently a senior systems administrator with BAE Systems. He has been in the IT industry...
  • Blog Post: Configure PowerShell Cmdlet Default Values by Using Splatting

    Summary : Learn how to use the Windows PowerShell splatting feature to avoid typing repetitive cmdlet parameters. Hey, Scripting Guy! I am wondering if you can help me. There are some cmdlets that have a lot of parameters. I need to fill these parameters out in order to cause the cmdlet to work...
  • Blog Post: Packaging .NET Framework Classes into Windows PowerShell Functions

    Summary: Learn how to correctly package .NET Framework classes into reusable Windows PowerShell advanced functions in this step-by-step solution. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been exploring the Microsoft .NET Framework on MSDN and attempting to convert some examples I have found there into Windows...
  • Blog Post: Use Splatting to Simplify Your PowerShell Scripts

    Summary : Use the Windows PowerShell 2.0 splatting technique to simplify your scripts. This step-by-step article provides the details. Hey, Scripting Guy! I hope this is not a dumb question; I am a little hesitant to even ask, but something has been bugging me for over a month. I was recently in...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell Splatting to Simplify Parameter Sets

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, illustrates step-by-step how to use Windows PowerShell splatting to simplify working with parameters. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is a perfectly lovely weekend, and things are finally beginning to settle back down...
  • Blog Post: Make Windows PowerShell Your Web Client

    Summary: Interact with websites from Windows PowerShell with this how-to post that wraps .NET Framework classes. Hey, Scripting Guy! I would like to be able to download files and things from the Internet via Windows PowerShell. Is there an easy way to do this? I have not been able to find a Windows...
  • Blog Post: Automatically Create Custom PowerShell Functions

    Summary : Learn how to automatically create custom Windows PowerShell functions by using a free tool that writes your code for you. Hey, Scripting Guy! I wish there was a good way to modify Windows PowerShell commands. I can modify the names of commands by creating an alias for the command....
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Update Address Info in Active Directory

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to update address information in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday, at the Charlotte Windows PowerShell user group meeting, one of the members was talking...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Combine Multiple Commands for Ease of Use

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell 2.0 to combine multiple commands into new custom functions and simplify your scripting. Hey, Scripting Guy! I do a lot of work from the Windows PowerShell command line. In fact, I write very few scripts, but I run lots of commands. I would like to create...