PowerTip: Set Personal Environment Variable from PowerShell

Summary: Access the $ENV object in Windows PowerShell to alter personal environment settings.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to change a system environment variable such as the user %TEMP%?  You can read any personal environment settings by using $ENV:VariableName, then assigning a value.            For example, to change your personal %TEMP% to…


Learn Easier Way to Build Command for PowerShell.exe

Summary: Learn how to parse a here-string with Windows PowerShell. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here to show you a neat little trick. Anyone who has ever scheduled a PowerShell task knows that if you want to launch a cmdlet directly in PowerShell, you would launch it like this: PowerShell.exe –ExecutionPolicy Bypass –command ‘Get-ChildItem’…


PowerTip: Save Help Content for Module

Summary: Learn how to target content to save with the Save-Help cmdlet.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to save the Help content for a single module?  Use the –module parameter with the Save-Help cmdlet, for example: Save-Help –module Dism –destination C:\Foo\


‘Tis the Season…for Giving Back

Summary: Guest blogger, Don Jones, discusses how you can share with the worldwide community. Today, special guest blogger, Don Jones offers ideas about how we all can increase the power of the PowerShell community… How’s your 2015 been? Hopefully, you’ve been taking advantage of some of the wonderful, free resources that are available in the…