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  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Optimize Hyper-V VHD Size

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to optimize Hyper-V VHD disk size. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of my favorite Windows 8 features is that (depending on the age of your laptop) you can add real-live, honest-to-goodness Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Build Multiple Virtual Machines

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to build multiple virtual machines with Hyper-V. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the really cool things that I love about Windows 8 is having real-live, honest-to-goodness, Hyper-V built in to the...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create IPv4 Scopes on Your DHCP Server

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create IPv4 scopes on a Windows Server 2012 DHCP server. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. As I expected, it is cold, wet, and rainy in Redmond this week. Oh well, the cool thing is getting together with...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Find an IP Address

    Summary: Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 to display the IP address. How can I use Windows PowerShell 3.0 on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 to display IP address configurations? Use the Get-NetAdapter cmdlet and filter for net adapters that have a status of up...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Obtain a Listing of Windows Drivers

    Summary: Use the Get-WindowsDriver cmdlet to obtain a quick list of Windows drivers. How can I use Windows PowerShell 3.0 on a computer running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 to obtain a list of drivers? Use the Get-WindowsDriver cmdlet and specify the –online switch. Get-WindowsDriver...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Configure Hyper-V Resource Metering

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to configure Hyper-V Resource Metering on Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, today is Monday, and the first thing I do on Monday is update the Help on Windows PowerShell 3.0....
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Quickly Determine the Network Connection Profile

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to get the network connection profile. How can you easily determine the network connection profile on your computer running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 by using Windows PowerShell 3.0? Use the Get-NetConnectionProfile cmdlet and a wildcard for the network...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Reset Hyper-V Resource Metering

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to reset Hyper-V Resource Metering. Hey, Scripting Guy! Ok, I have this problem here at work. We have upgraded our servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. We are running Hyper-V, and we need...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create New Windows Firewall Rules

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to create new Windows Firewall rules on local and remote systems. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we are off to Europe. The Scripting Wife and I are actually on separate flights—it’s the...
  • Blog Post: Use the PowerShell Best Practices Module to Configure Servers

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows PowerShell Best Practices module to audit configuration of servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, tonight is the Charlotte Windows PowerShell user group. We are doing a mini version of the Scripting Games...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Multiple DHCP Scopes on DHCP Servers

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use functions from the DHCPServer module to create multiple IPv4 scopes. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One thing that is great about Windows PowerShell is that, in general, it always behaves in a similar fashion. This means that...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell Functions to Authorize DHCP Servers

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using functions from Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to authorize DHCP servers in AD DS. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, today it is sunny and about 70 degrees in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is a good thing because I...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Set the Power Plan on Networked Servers

    Summary: Use a couple of simple Windows PowerShell commands to report the power plan settings on servers as well as setting them. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, today the Scripting Wife and I travel to The Netherlands for the sold-out Dutch Windows PowerShell user group meeting...
  • Blog Post: Get a List of Virtual Machines by Using PowerShell

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 to obtain a list of virtual machines. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are a seasoned Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog reader, you know that the most frequent guest blogger is Sean Kearney. If you are new to the blog...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Messing Around with Disks

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows 8 storage module to create partitions and to format disks. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I thought I would spend a bit more time playing around with the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 cmdlets in the...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Disabled User Accounts

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to easily find disabled user accounts in Active Directory. How can I use Windows PowerShell to find disabled user accounts in Active Directory? Use the Search-ADAccount cmdlet from the Active Directory module: Search-ADAccount -AccountDisabled
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Easily Publish all Printers on a Print Server to Active Directory

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to publish printers in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. While I was studying for one of the tests for the new MCSE for server infrastructure, Exam 70-410: Installing...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: DHCP Address Conflict Detection

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to configure DHCP address conflict detection. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, it’s the weekend here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This morning it is foggy, and the air is crisp but not cold....
  • Blog Post: Change Virtual Machine Network Configuration with PowerShell

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to change the virtual machine network configuration in Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are a seasoned Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog reader, you know that the most frequent guest blogger is Sean Kearney. If you are new...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell and User Access Logging

    Summary : Learn about using Windows PowerShell to manage the new User Access Logging feature in Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have as our guest blogger, Brent Forman. Here is a little bit about Brent. Brent Forman is senior program manager in the...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Meter Resources on Hyper-V Windows Server 2012

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to do Hyper-V Resource Metering on Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, Charlotte looked like someone had taken a huge can of polyurethane and sprayed the entire city—multiple...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Remove the GUI on Windows Server 2012

    Summary: A reader needs MCSE help with Microsoft exam 70-410 and wants to know how to use Windows PowerShell to add GUI elements from Windows Server 2012. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have heard that it is possible to remove the graphical user interface (GUI) in Windows Server 2012 after you install the...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Easily Obtain the AD DS Default Password Policy

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to obtain the default password policy for Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012. How can I easily find the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) default password policy by using Windows PowerShell? Use the Get-ADDefaultDomainPasswordPolicy...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Mount ISO Files in Windows 8

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to mount ISO files in Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I love about interacting with the community is that I always come away with something. At times, it is a scenario where...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Work with Network Adapters

    Summary : Learn how to use the Get-NetAdapter CIM cmdlet in Windows PowerShell 3.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I must live a rather boring life—although to be honest, it does not really seem to be so boring. Or perhaps, I am just a geek. What am I talking about? I am really...