Use PowerShell to Export and to Import Repetitive Commands

  Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to import and to export command history and avoid writing scripts.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have worked with other systems where I was able to keep track of the commands that I typed into the console. The neat thing about that was that I could export…

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Learn When to Write PowerShell Scripts and When Not To

   Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson discusses when to write a Windows PowerShell script and when not to write a script.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am wondering why everyone is talking about Windows PowerShell. To me it seems to simply be another scripting language, and I do not know why I should worry…

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iCame, iPod, iScripted: Scripting iTunes conclusion

  [Disclaimer: this is a reprint of a previously published article from the TechNet Script Center FunZone. The FunZone was not migrated from our old platform. It is printed here due to popular demand.] This is part three of a three part series of articles about using VBScript to script iTunes. The first article was…

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iCame, iPod, iScripted: Scripting iTunes part 2.

  [Disclaimer: this is a reprint of an old Scripting Guys article from the TechNet Script Center FunZone. The FunZone was not migrated from our old platform. It is printed here due to popular demand.] This is part two of a three part series of articles about scripting iTunes with VBScript. See last Sundays article…

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Use PowerShell to Detect Your Microsoft Office Version

   Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to detect your version of Microsoft Office. Also learn about locating your Windows PowerShell installation location.   In this post: ·         Detect Your Microsoft Office Version ·         Locate Your Windows PowerShell Installation   Detect Your Microsoft Office Version Hey, Scripting Guy!  With reference to one of your previous blog posts, “How…

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Use PowerShell to Add Local Users to Local Groups

  Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to add local users to local groups using Windows PowerShell.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have enjoyed your posts this week. It is amazing how often I need to enable the Local Administrator account, or create a new local user or group. One thing you have…

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Use PowerShell to Create Local Windows Groups

  Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to create local Windows groups in this step by step Scripting Guy blog post.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have to create some local security groups on my Windows 2008 server. I want to use Windows PowerShell 1.0 because I have not upgraded Windows PowerShell 1.0 to…

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Use PowerShell to Create Local User Accounts

   Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to use Windows PowerShell to create local user accounts.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to create some local user accounts. We are still using Windows PowerShell 1.0 on our Windows 2008 servers, and on our Windows Vista workstations. Therefore, using Windows PowerShell…

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Use PowerShell to Enable or Disable a Local User Account

  Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to use Windows PowerShell to enable or to disable a local user account.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to enable local user accounts on my Windows Server 2008 servers. I have to use Windows PowerShell 1.0 because we are not going to upgrade to Windows…

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iCame, iPod, iScripted: Scripting iTunes

  [Disclaimer: this is a reprint of an old Scripting Guys article from the TechNet Script Center FunZone. The FunZone was not migrated from our old platform. It is printed here due to popular demand.] If you’re like most people, at one time or another you’ve been given a present that was really good but,…

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