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  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Find Group Policy RSoP Data

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to generate a Group Policy Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) report. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I can tell you that spring is definitely heating up. Not necessarily temperature-wise, but in the world of...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Connect Two Group Policy Objects in Active Directory and Compare Them Offline? (Part 2)

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to connect to two Group Policy objects (GPOs) in Active Directory and make an offline copy of the GPOs using Windows PowerShell 2.0 so that I can compare the two objects. I know I can do this using the Group Policy Management Console, but I have several hundred GPOs...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Simplify Working with XML Data

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to simplify working with XML data. Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I use Windows PowerShell to work with XML? -- FD Hello FD, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. We are in the middle of Guest Blogger Week , so today your question goes...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Is There an Easier Way to Work with XML Files?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a file that I need to parse. It is an XML file, and it is very ugly. Who in the world ever thought that an XML file would be better than a plain CSV file? Unfortunately, Microsoft seems to be enamored with XML, and I cannot get away from it. Surely, there must be a better way...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Parse XML Exchange Audit Results

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to parse XML-formatted Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 audit reports. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem. The search results that return from the New-AdminAuditLogSearch cmdlet are pretty useless. Looking at all that...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Simplify Access to XML Data

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to read XML files. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Tomorrow, we have the speaker’s dinner at the house that script built. The Scripting Wife and I have invited all the Windows PowerShell Saturday...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Wife Learns to Use PowerShell to Work with XML

    Summary : In this blog, the Scripting Wife learns how to use Windows PowerShell to work with an XML file. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is only eight days until the kickoff of the 2012 Scripting Games. Tomorrow the signup for the 2012 Scripting Games goes live. I have finished all...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Easily Explore XML Files with PowerShell

    Summary: Guest blogger and Microsoft MVP, Sean Kearney, shows how to explore XML files with Windows PowerShell in this beginner how-to article. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. We have another guest blogger this weekend. Sean Kearney has been working away on his keyboard and is so forthcoming...
  • Blog Post: 2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 9: Perform an Inventory

    Summary : In Advanced Event 9, you are required to perform a hardware inventory and write the information to an XML file. About this event Division Advanced Date of Event 4/12/2012 12:01 AM Due Date 4/19/2012 12:01 AM ...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Parse an XML File and Sort the Data

    Summary : In this blog, the Scripting Wife learns how to use Windows PowerShell to parse her books XML files and to find authors and sort titles. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today the registration opens for the 2012 Scripting Games. You can go to the 2012 Scripting Games site on PoshCode...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Use a Web Service to Find Weather for a Specific City?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I thought your script yesterday was pretty cool, but there is a problem with it. Retrieving the weather from a script is awesome; however, I need to know which cities are available. If I want to know the weather in Sydney, Australia (your example), I am all set. I’m sure you can see...
  • Blog Post: See Why PowerShell Can't Export Some Properties to CSV

    Summary: Learn why Windows PowerShell cannot export certain properties to a CSV file and what to do about it. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The other day, Terry Dow posted a comment on my Use PowerShell to Work with CSV Formatted Text blog post. Basically, Terry is asking about exporting...
  • Blog Post: A PowerShell Exchange Best Practices Analyzer XML Parser

    Summary : In this guest blog post, you will learn how to create a Windows PowerShell parser to parse the XML file generated using ExBPAcmd.exe. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I want to welcome our Guest Blogger Thiyagu again today. Here is a little about Thiyagu: I am the founder of...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Quickly Check Stocks with Windows PowerShell?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a customized MSN home page. I really like the new layout, but it is rather inefficient to open Internet Explorer, and wait for a few minutes just to check out the latest stock prices. What I need is a Windows PowerShell script that I can use to quickly retrieve my stock information...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Use Web Services?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I remember reading about things called “Web services” a long time ago. It seems that I do not hear much about these anymore. Do they really exist, and if so what are they good for? -- GK Hello GK, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. We have had to batten down the hatches...
  • Blog Post: How to Add Data to an XML File Using Windows PowerShell

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to use W indows PowerShell t o add data to an XML file. Unfortunately, there is no Add-XML cmdlet available. I thought about using the Windows PowerShell Add-Content cmdlet and trying to write my data to the file, but it never worked correctly. I never could get...