Weekend Scripter: Draw a Cat on a Fence Watching a Yellow Moon Using Windows PowerShell

   Summary: Learn how to draw a cat on a fence watching a yellow moon by using Windows PowerShell   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is seven in the morning yet it seems like it could be four in the morning. It is dark outside, and the room is cool with a hint… Read more

Weekend Scripter: Troubleshooting the WMI Reliability Provider for Windows PowerShell

  Summary: Learn how to troubleshoot issues with the WMI Reliability provider when querying with Windows PowerShell.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I very frequently use Saturday mornings for catching up on things such as email. I received an email from JE who was having problems querying the Win32_Reliablity classes on his Windows… Read more

Learn Quick Windows PowerShell Tips to Improve Your Productivity

  Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson answers several questions that will improve your productivity with Windows PowerShell.   In this post: Counting Items in an Array, Message Boxes and PowerShell Formatting Using Scheduled Tasks with PowerShell     Counting Items in an Array, Message Boxes and PowerShell Formatting Hey, Scripting Guy! I was reading… Read more

Use Microsoft .NET Framework String Methods from Windows PowerShell

  Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson teaches how to use .NET Framework string methods from within Windows PowerShell,   Hey, Scripting Guy! There are many things I need to do with strings and with text files that do not seem to be supported with Windows PowerShell. It is strange, but many common operations seem to… Read more

Use .NET Framework Classes to Work with Strings in Windows PowerShell

  Summary: Learn how to use .NET Framework classes to work with strings in Windows PowerShell in this Scripting Guys how-to post.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been writing VBScript code for years. One thing I really liked about VBScript was the large number of functions that manipulated strings. I know Microsoft seems to… Read more

Learn How to Use .NET Framework Commands inside Windows PowerShell

  Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to use .NET Framework commands inside Windows PowerShell   Hey, Scripting Guy! I understand that Windows PowerShell is built upon the .NET Framework. I also get the idea that some of the Windows PowerShell cmdlets are simply calling things from the .NET Framework in the background…. Read more

Use .NET Framework Classes to Explore Windows PowerShell Processes

  Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy teaches you how to use .NET Framework classes to explore the Windows PowerShell process in this beginner how-to post   Hey, Scripting Guy! I want to first tell you that I appreciate all the hard work you do. I find your articles to be both funny and educational. I will… Read more

Weekend Scripter: Use a Free PowerShell Module to Ease DNS Administration

  Summary: Learn how to use a free Windows PowerShell module to ease administration of Windows DNS.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I have been talking to Chris Dent for several months now, and I finally convinced him to write a guest blog for me. Guest blogger, Chris Dent, is with us today…. Read more

Weekend Scripter: Using Windows PowerShell to Make a Marquee

  Summary: Learn how to display output as moving text by using Windows PowerShell and easy to use techniques.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. After a long, hot and oppressive summer, Fall has descended upon Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. The wife (who also scripts) and I decided to head down… Read more

Make Windows PowerShell Your Web Client

  Summary: Interact with websites from Windows PowerShell with this how-to post that wraps .NET Framework classes.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I would like to be able to download files and things from the Internet via Windows PowerShell. Is there an easy way to do this? I have not been able to find a Windows… Read more