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  • Blog Post: Learn How to Use the Free PowerShell ISE to Edit Scripts

    Summary : Learn about using the Windows PowerShell ISE to edit scripts, and to modify the script execution policy in this step-by-step blog. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem. I was following your blog yesterday about typing long commands inside the Windows PowerShell ISE , and I saved my work...
  • Blog Post: Learn Keyboard Tricks to Use the PowerShell ISE Easier

    Summary : Learn how to use the Windows PowerShell ISE more effectively by leveraging keyboard shortcuts. Hey, Scripting Guy! I am the network administrator for a large company, and we have to go through very rigorous testing before we can download and install software on our servers. This requirement...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Copy Text from One Tab in the PowerShell ISE to the Next

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, creates a function to copy script text from one Windows PowerShell ISE tab to a new one. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, the day is finally here. It is time for the Jacksonville, Florida IT Pro Camp. The speaker dinner last night...
  • Blog Post: Create a Transcript of Commands from the Windows PowerShell ISE

    Summary : Create a transcript of commands from the Windows PowerShell ISE in this Microsoft Scripting Guys how-to article. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the things I enjoy about using the Windows PowerShell console is the transcript feature. When I am playing around on the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Customize Colors and Fonts in the Windows PowerShell ISE

    Summary : Customize colors and fonts in the Windows PowerShell ISE. The Microsoft Scripting Guys show you how to script the script editor. How meta! Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. In just about two weeks it will be my birthday, and I have begun my mission to figure out what the female...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Download and Install Internet Code Snippets

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to download code snippets from the Internet and install them for use in the Windows PowerShell ISE. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It seems as if there is an old song that rather describes things right now. It goes somewhat like this: The...
  • Blog Post: Changing the Fonts Used by the Windows PowerShell ISE

    Summary : See how to change the fonts used by the Windows PowerShell ISE in the Script pane and Output pane. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. The summer is rapidly drawing to a close, although the summer heat and humidity will more than likely linger for another month. The key indicator...
  • Blog Post: Modify the PowerShell ISE to Automatically Add a Script Header

    Summary : Customize the Windows PowerShell ISE by automatically adding custom headers to new scripts. The Microsoft Scripting Guys show you how. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Oliver, my friend in Regensburg , Germany, was having a problem adding a user to a group from another forest....
  • Blog Post: Automatically Add Comments in PowerShell, Work with Text Files and Customize Office Communicator

    Summary: Learn how to automatically add multiline comments in the Windows PowerShell ISE, how to work with text files in VBScript, and how to customize Microsoft Office Communicator. In this post: Customize Sounds in Office Communicator Work with Text Files in VBScript Encrypt PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Use the PowerShell ISE to Work with Long Commands

    Summary : Learn how to use the Windows PowerShell ISE to work with long commands and make things easier to understand. Hey, Scripting Guy! I don’t get the purpose of the Windows PowerShell ISE. I mean, we have the Windows PowerShell console, and most of the time, all I am doing is typing a few...
  • Blog Post: Add Code Snippets to Your Script by Using the PowerShell ISE

    Summary : Learn how to modify the Windows PowerShell ISE to automatically add code snippets. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. There are advantages and disadvantages to using multiple computers. One of the advantages is that I get to see where I have assumed a dependency on some particular...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: The Scripting Wife Uses the Windows PowerShell ISE

    Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It’s a road trip. The Scripting Wife and I are heading out of town to attend a Windows PowerShell user group meeting where I will be speaking about Windows PowerShell best practices. Because I wrote a book about Windows PowerShell Best Practices, I guess people...
  • Blog Post: Use Tab Expansion in the PowerShell ISE to Avoid Cmdlet Aliases

    Summary : Learn how to use Tab Expansion in the Windows PowerShell ISE to avoid using cmdlet aliases and to add complete parameter names in commands. Hey, Scripting Guy! I spend a decent amount of time working with scripts, and I would like to learn how to use the Windows PowerShell ISE more effectively...
  • Blog Post: Modify the PowerShell ISE to Remove Aliases from Scripts

    Summary : In this weekend scripter blog, learn how to modify the Windows PowerShell ISE so that it automatically removes aliases from a script. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. The PowerShell Deep Dive in Las Vegas, Nevada was a real treat. The Scripting Wife and I both...
  • Blog Post: Automatically Add Comment-Based Help to Your PowerShell Scripts

    Summary : Automatically add comment-based help to your Windows PowerShell scripts; learn how in this how-to article by Scripting Guy Ed Wilson. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Last Sunday, I spent the morning creating a Windows PowerShell ISE profile . Today, I thought I would add something...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Automatically Save and Restore PowerShell ISE Preference Settings

      Summary : Microsoft MVP Ravikanth shows how to automatically save and restore Windows PowerShell ISE preference settings with an easy-to-use function.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is a fact that no script is ever completed. There is always something else that can be accomplished...
  • Blog Post: Exploring the Windows PowerShell ISE Color Objects

    Summary : Join Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson as he takes you on a guided tour of the Windows PowerShell ISE color objects. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is a beautiful sunny afternoon. I have decided to embrace the sunshine and accept the humidity that seems to be irrevocably joined...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Clean Up Your PowerShell ISE Profile by Using a Module

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to clean up your Windows PowerShell ISE profile by creating a module. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here, it is getting cold here in the Deep South. It is nearly 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius). The smell of hot chocolate permeates...
  • Blog Post: Learn How to Customize the Windows PowerShell Script Editor

    Summary : Learn how to customize the Windows PowerShell script editor by using readily available functions from the PowerShellPack. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Even well-planned blogs often go astray. If you have been keeping up with our Weekend Scripter series, you know that today...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Draw a Cat on a Fence Watching a Yellow Moon Using Windows PowerShell

    Summary: Learn how to draw a cat on a fence watching a yellow moon by using Windows PowerShell Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is seven in the morning yet it seems like it could be four in the morning. It is dark outside, and the room is cool with a hint of humidity . I hang on to my...
  • Blog Post: Change Colors Used by the Windows PowerShell ISE

    Summary : Learn how to change colors used by the Windows PowerShell ISE to customize your scripting environment. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the things that is kind of lame about Charlotte is that there is not a good computer store. This is a rather surprising revelation considering...
  • Blog Post: Adding Custom Menu Items to the Windows PowerShell ISE

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson provides step-by-step instructions for adding custom menu items to the Windows PowerShell ISE. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. A long long long long time ago in a far far far far away land, I used to write code in a language called WordBasic ...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Automatically Indent Your PowerShell Code in the ISE

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to create a function to indent your code in the Windows PowerShell ISE without tabbing. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things about a road trip is that it gives me a chance to catch up on stuff I want to do. Luckily...
  • Blog Post: Create a Really Cool PowerShell ISE Profile

    Summary: Learn how to create a powerful Windows PowerShell ISE profile by running a single script. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the problems with writing a daily blog is that after a while, you end with a huge collection of articles and scripts. When I got a new laptop, and immediately...
  • Blog Post: How to Create a Customizable Profile for the PowerShell ISE

    Summary : Learn how to create a customizable profile for the Windows PowerShell ISE. The Microsoft Scripting Guys walk you through the steps. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is a quiet Sunday morning here in Charlotte, North Carolina . The female humanoid that shares my domicile has...