How Can I List All the Access Database Files on a Computer?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I list all the Access database files (.mdb and .ldb files) on a computer?— MG Hey, MG. You know, in this day and age most people don’t believe in Santa Claus. Well, we happen to know that these people are wrong: Santa Claus really is real. How do we know…

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How Can I Copy My Users’ Phone Number Attribute to Their Description Attribute?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I copy a user’s phone number to his or her description for all the users in Active Directory?— DL Hey, DL. You know, the Scripting Guy who writes this column considers today’s column to be his all-time favorite. Why? Because while you’re at work reading this he hasn’t even gotten…

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How Can I Determine the OU the Local Computer Belongs To?

Hey, Scripting Guy! In a logon script, which attribute do I use to determine the OU that the local computer belongs to?— JP Hey, JP. Most people are familiar with Cupid, the Roman god of love. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t know that Cupid carries with him a quiver of…

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How Can I Convert a Tilde-Delimited File to Microsoft Excel Format?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I convert a tilde-delimited file to Microsoft Excel format?— JN Hey, JN. You know, to tell you the truth we’re beginning to rethink our approach to this column. After all, usually we tell people how easy things are, and how – without much effort – they can write a script…

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How Can I Expand the Width of the Windows PowerShell Console?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I expand the width of the Windows PowerShell console? When I display certain kinds of data – like information from the event logs – that data gets cut off because the console window isn’t wide enough.— TB Hey, TB. Wow, what a coincidence: we were just about to ask you…

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