Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Change the Default Value of a Registry Key on Multiple Computers?

  Hey Scripting Guy! I have a problem. There is a registry key on several computers that has a default value of “default.” I need to be able to change that default value. I searched the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog and came up with an article written for VBScript. I know I can use WMI… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (11/27/09)

In this post: Please Clarify This Script You Published Previously How Can I Report a Bug I Found in the Windows PowerShell ISE? How Can I Close an Open Folder on a Network Drive? Can I Automate the Scheduling of Offline File Tasks?   Please Clarify This Script You Published Previously Hey, Scripting Guy! I have… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Add a Function to a Profile in Windows PowerShell?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been reading your articles about working with Windows PowerShell profiles, and they are pretty cool. However, I have a question. You mentioned on Monday that I could add a function to a Windows PowerShell profile. I am not sure how I would do that. Can you add a function… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! What’s the Deal with the Dash in Cmdlet Names?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I enjoy using Windows PowerShell, but I do not like the two-word cmdlet names you created for everything. As a matter of fact, I hate the two-word cmdlet names because the dash (-) symbol is hard to type. I guess I will eventually get used to it, but you have to realize… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! Why Would I Even Want to Create a Profile in Windows PowerShell?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Okay, I get that I can create a profile for Windows PowerShell. What I don’t understand is why I would want to create a profile in the first place. It seems to me that Windows PowerShell 2.0 works just fine the way it is. Can you enlighten me a bit? – VW… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Use Profiles with Windows PowerShell?

  !–> Hey, Scripting Guy! I would like to personalize the way that Windows PowerShell works. I have been hearing that I can use a thing called a profile to do this, but when I try to find information about profiles, I come up blank. There is no New-Profile Windows PowerShell cmdlet so I do… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (11/20/09)

In this post: Troubleshooting a Windows PowerShell Script Using the Replace Operator How Can I Get a List of Certificates and Their Expiration Dates? Can I Change a Registry Value on 200 Computers? Can I Use Windows PowerShell to Delete Folders Within a Directory? Can I Use a Script to Connect to IPP Printers Through… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Quickly Check Stocks with Windows PowerShell?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a customized MSN home page. I really like the new layout, but it is rather inefficient to open Internet Explorer, and wait for a few minutes just to check out the latest stock prices. What I need is a Windows PowerShell script that I can use to quickly retrieve… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Use a Web Service to Find Weather for a Specific City?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! I thought your script yesterday was pretty cool, but there is a problem with it. Retrieving the weather from a script is awesome; however, I need to know which cities are available. If I want to know the weather in Sydney, Australia (your example), I am all set. I’m sure you… Read more

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Use Web Services?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! I remember reading about things called “Web services” a long time ago. It seems that I do not hear much about these anymore. Do they really exist, and if so what are they good for? – GK Hello GK, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. We have had to batten down… Read more