Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (10/30/09)

In this post: How Do I Run Scripts? Which WMI Class Works with IDE Controllers? How Can I Randomize and Repeat Sequences? How Can I Run a VBScript I Find on the Script Center? How Can I Enable the Windows Scripting Host on My Computer?   How Do I Run Scripts? Hey, Scripting Guy! I… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! Tell Me About Remoting in Windows PowerShell 2.0

!–>!–> (Editor’s note: Portions of today’s Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog post are excerpted from the Microsoft Press book, Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices by Ed Wilson which is now available for pre-order.) Hey, Scripting Guy! I have heard that remoting is one of the cool new features of Windows PowerShell 2.0. What are the remoting… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! What Improvements Does Windows PowerShell 2.0 Have?

(Editor’s note: Portions of today’s Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog post are excerpted from the Microsoft Press book, Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices by Ed Wilson which is now available for pre-order.) Hey, Scripting Guy! I am curious about some of the new features of Windows PowerShell 2.0. I know that all of the old cmdlets… Read more

Windows Management Framework (with Windows PowerShell 2.0) was officially released today!

Windows Management Framework, which includes Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0, was officially released to the world this morning.  You can now easily manage your Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7,  Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP computers through Windows PowerShell remoting! You can download the packages here: http://bit.ly/2vNaz6  … Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! What Are the New Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell 2.0?

(Editor’s note: Portions of today’s Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog post are excerpted from the Microsoft Press book, Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices by Ed Wilson which is now available for pre-order.) Hey Scripting Guy! I am curious about the new cmdlets that are available in Windows PowerShell 2.0. Do you have some sort of a… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Use Windows PowerShell 1.0 Scripts on Windows PowerShell 2.0?

(Editor’s note: Portions of today’s Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog post are excerpted from the Microsoft Press book, Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices by Ed Wilson which is now available for pre-order.) Hey, Scripting Guy! I see that Windows PowerShell 2.0 has officially released now and is included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2…. Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (10/23/09)

In this post: Can I Submit Ideas for the 2010 Scripting Games? How Can I Load the ISE on Windows Server 2008 R2? How Can I Prevent Pop-Up Windows When Running a VBScript Script? How Can I Overwrite Existing Files When Using VBScript and the FileSystemObject? How Can I Change the Local Administrator Password with… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! Part 2: How Can I Update Many Office Word Documents at Once?

(Editor’s note: This is part 2 of a two-part article originally intended for TechNet Magazine. Part 1 was published yesterday.)  Now we arrive at the entry point to the script. The first thing to do in the entry point of the script is to create a collection of all the .doc and docx files in… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! Part 1: How Can I Update Many Office Word Documents at Once?

(Editor’s note: This is part 1 of a two-part article originally intended for TechNet Magazine. Part 2 will be published tomorrow.)   Little clouds of dust rise from the ground like miniature tornados carrying powdery sand that drifts along lazily on a nearly still breeze. The tires that support the ancient bus grind well-worn rocks and… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! Part 2: How Can I Make Sure That a WMI Provider Exists Before Using It in a Script?

(Editor’s note: This is part 2 of a two-part article originally intended for TechNet Magazine. Part 1 was published yesterday.)    To obtain information about the provider for a WMI class, you will need to open the class. Click the Open Class button, and type the name of the WMI class in the box that… Read more