Use PowerShell to Append CSV Files Easily

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to easily append one CSV file to another CSV file.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem, and I have searched everywhere on the Internet to find an answer. I need to be able to append one comma separated value (CSV) to another CSV file and create… Read more

Use WMI Association Classes to Relate Two Classes Together

Summary: Use a cool Windows PowerShell technique to easily relate two WMI classes together.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Well, the Scripting Wife and I are getting settled back down from our Canadian tour. We had a great time visiting MVPs on our return. We got to see Jeffery Hicks in Syracuse, Joel… Read more

Modify PowerShell Comment-Based Help to Display Function Use

Summary: In the final version of my Windows PowerShell WMI helper module, I add aliases and modify comment-based help to find roles of functions. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is the weekend, at least in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States. I have had a lot of fun working on my WMI… Read more

Query WMI Classes by Using PowerShell and Wildcard Patterns

Summary: Learn how to query WMI classes using Windows PowerShell and wildcard character patterns by using a free Scripting Guy module.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Well, the Scripting Wife and I are finally settling down to a normal routine here in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States. Of course, that settling… Read more

Easily Filter Empty WMI Properties in PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson introduces a WMI filter to remove empty WMI properties by using Windows PowerShell.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is no secret by now that I love Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). The information I can obtain and the things I can do with it are astounding. In… Read more

Use a PowerShell Function to Get WMI Key Property Values

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson discusses his version 3 of a Windows PowerShell WMI helper module.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I have really enjoyed working on my HSGWMIModule project this week. On Monday, I created the base WMI module, and included a couple of really great functions that query the WMI… Read more

Use PowerShell to Easily Find the Key Property of a WMI Class

Summary: Learn how to find the key property of a WMI class by using a Windows PowerShell function.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Well, I received a decent amount of feedback about version 1 of my HSGWMIhelper Windows PowerShell module. Today, I want to add a needed feature to the module: I need… Read more

A PowerShell WMI Helper Module Described

Summary: In this article, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson begins part 1 of a multipart WMI helper function module for Windows PowerShell.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. While I was teaching my Windows PowerShell Best Practices class in Montreal, we spent an entire day talking about Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). While WMI seems… Read more

Focus on the Object

Summary: In today’s guest article, Microsoft PowerShell MVP Shane Hoey reminds us to focus on the object. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today we have a guest article by Windows PowerShell MVP Shane Hoey. Here is what Shane has to say about himself: “My scripting experience started back when Windows XP was the new kid… Read more

Use a PowerShell Function to Find Specific WMI Classes

Summary: Use a Windows PowerShell function to find WMI classes with specific qualifiers.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. In Thursday’s article, I talked about using the Set-WmiInstance cmdlet to work with WMI classes. One of the parameters, the class parameter, works with WMI singleton objects. Now, it is certainly possible to use WBEMTest… Read more