The Scripting Guy: coming to a town near you

SUMMARY: The Microsoft Scripting Guys, Ed Wilson, upcoming live appearances. Hello Scripters, Teresa (aka. Scripting Wife) here. We have been really busy recently working with PowerShell user groups, and we want to provide you with a convenient listing of upcoming special events. Hope we will be able to see you at one or more of… Read more

Get started with PowerShell and SharePoint Online

Summary: Microsoft PFE Chris Weaver talks about getting started with Windows PowerShell and SharePoint Online. Welcome back Chris Weaver as guest blogger. You can see his previous guest blogs. Christopher Weaver is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) who focuses on SharePoint and Office 365 solutions for large enterprise Premier customers. He has been doing… Read more

PowerTip: Find all devices connected to a computer

Summary: Use PowerShell to find all devices that are connected to a computer. How can I use Windows PowerShell to list all devices that are connected to a computer? Use the Get-PnpDevice cmdlet and the -PresentOnly switch. Here is an example: Get-PnpDevice -PresentOnly… Read more

Passing through devices to Hyper-V VMs by using discrete device assignment

Summary: Learn how to attach a device from your Hyper-V host to your VM by using a new feature of Windows Server 2016. Today we have a guest blogger, Rudolf Vesely, who has blogged here on previous occasions. Here is a link to his previous posts if you would like to read them. Here is… Read more

PowerTip: Get the public IP of an Azure VM with PowerShell

Summary: Use the Azure Resource Manager cmdlets to get the public IP address of an Azure virtual machine.  How can I get the public IP address information for an Azure Resource Manager virtual machine (VM)? All you need to do is use Get-AzureRmVm to find the VM and pass it to Get-AzureRmPublicIPAddress as in the… Read more

How to alter the public IP address of an Azure virtual machine

Summary: Change the public IP address in Azure Resource Manager by using Windows PowerShell. Honorary Scripting Guy, Will Anderson, shares a personal challenge that he encountered when working with Azure and public IP addresses. He also shares the solution with the rest of us! Take it away, Will! Recently, I incorrectly configured an Azure Resource… Read more

PowerTip: Get a GUI interface for any PowerShell cmdlet

Summary: Use the Show-Command to build PowerShell cmdlets. I ran into a problem. Some cmdlets have too many parameters to list. Is there an easy way to build a cmdlet with its parameters for the console? You’ll love this trick! Just use the Show-Command cmdlet with any PowerShell cmdlet to get a GUI interface. In… Read more

Find ready-to-use sample PowerShell scripts in the GUI

Summary: Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, goes over some often missed, easy-to-use PowerShell techniques for those who are starting out. I had heard a rumor that many of the management tools actually run PowerShell code in the backend. Is there any way to see what code it’s running? Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here… Read more

PowerTip: List all available CIM classes by using PowerShell

Summary: Use the Get-CimClass cmdlet to see all classes that you can query from. How can I find a list of Common Information Model (CIM) classes in Windows so that I can ask my computer useful questions? Just run the Get-CIMClass cmdlet to get a list of all available classes in the default namespace in… Read more

Use Windows PowerShell as an administrative console

Summary: Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, shares his early use of PowerShell as a network administrator. I have a simple but irritating task each day around lunch time. A handful of people usually lock themselves out of Active Directory. Can you help me find an easy way to deal with this? Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean… Read more