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  • Blog Post: Use a PowerShell Module to Run Windows Update

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using a free Windows PowerShell module to run Windows Update on a computer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One thing that is a bit disappointing is that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 do not come with cmdlets to permit me to...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Determine When the Last Patch From Windows Update was Applied?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I determine when the last patch from Windows Update was applied? -- JP Hey, JP. You know, you picked a good time to ask this question; that’s because we just published a Tales from the Script column that introduces scripters to the Windows Update object model, and provides...
  • Blog Post: How Can I Determine if a Particular Patch is Installed?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I use a script to determine if a particular patch has been installed? -- GM Hey, GM. You know, not too long ago this would have been a question we might have “accidentally” dropped in the wastebasket and pretended never to have seen. Why? Well, back in the old days the...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Find Windows 8 Modern App Updates

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find information about Windows 8 Modern App updates. Hey, Scripting Guy! I love my Windows 8 laptop, and I also love my Windows RT Surface. One of the things that is a bit annoying is that it seems every time I turn...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I List All Updates That Have Been Added to a Computer?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! We have Windows Update configured on all our workstations at work. Automatically, the workstations check for new updates, and download and install the updates that are required. This happens without user intervention, or from intervention on the part of our small and overworked IT...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Search For, Download, and Install an Update?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! Reporting on whether a Windows Update is installed or not is pretty cool. However, what happens when I determine the update has not been applied? Am I supposed to call the user and talk them through connecting to the Microsoft Update site and choosing the appropriate update? That...
  • Blog Post: Installing WSUS on Windows Server 2012

    Summary : Honorary Scripting Guy, Boe Prox, talks about installing WSUS on Windows Server 2012 via Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back today to Honorary Scripting Guy, Boe Prox . Without further ado, here is Boe… In a previous Hey, Scripting Guy...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Remove a Microsoft Update?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! You are not going to believe this. We recently deployed a Microsoft Update, and it is not working well for us. I tested it, of course, but for some reason it is not playing well with our systems. I now need to determine what the problem is, but in the meantime, I want to remove the...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (7/31/09)

    How Can I Migrate AutoText When I Upgrade from One Version of Microsoft Office to Another? Hey, Scripting Guy! We are in the process of converting from Office 2003 to Office 2007. Many people use AutoText and I am trying to automate the process of converting or bringing over their AutoText. I created...
  • Blog Post: Use the UpdateServices Module to Manage WSUS

    Summary : Use the Windows PowerShell and the UpdateServices module to manage WSUS. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have an awesome blog post written by Boe Prox about using the UpdateServices module to manage WSUS. Boe is the 2010 second-place winner of the Scripting Games, and...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Show Update Messages from a Specific App

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to display Windows Update messages from specific apps in Windows 8. Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to find out how often I am getting Windows Update messages for various apps in Windows 8. It seems like I am having to update...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Tell Which Software Updates Are Available Via Windows Update?

    Hey, Scripting Guy! I am curious about the updates that are available from Windows Update. The whole process seems so nebulous. It is like some kind of Impressionist painting that suggests things, but I never really get a feel for the updates that are coming down or the ones that are available. I like...