Write PowerShell Functions That Accept Pipelined Input

Summary: Learn how to write Windows PowerShell functions that accept pipelined input.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I really like the way that some Windows PowerShell cmdlets enable me to pipeline things to it. I do not understand why some Windows PowerShell cmdlets do not allow me to pipeline stuff to it, or perhaps I am… Read more

Learn How to Run PowerShell Scripts Against Multiple Computers

   Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson teaches you how to run Windows PowerShell Scripts against multiple computers in this step-by-step article.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am wondering on the best way to cause my script to work against multiple computers. — LS   Hello LS, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I received… Read more

The Function of PowerShell Functions

   Summary: In this how to article, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson discusses design considerations for Windows PowerShell functions.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am trying to decide how to configure my Windows PowerShell function. I have heard that functions should return objects, but I am thinking that it would be better for my function… Read more

To Script, or Not To Script – That is the Question

   Summary: Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about the design considerations that govern writing Windows PowerShell scripts.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am trying to decide when it is best to write a script, and when not to write a script. Can you help me? — BL   Hello BL, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson… Read more

The Number One Rule for Writing Great PowerShell Scripts

   Summary: In this article, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson discusses the rules for writing great Windows PowerShell scripts.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am trying to determine the best way to write my script. This will be my first script, and therefore I want to make sure that I get it right. — EB… Read more

Weekend Scripter: Create a Holiday Greeting Using PowerShell and WPF

   Summary: Microsoft PFE Chris Bellee from Australia shows how to use Windows PowerShell and WPF to create a holiday greeting.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is almost the end of the year and we have decided to devote some posts to the holiday season. We even have guest bloggers from around… Read more

Weekend Scripter: A Windows PowerShell Carol: Ebenezer Script Learns to Send Email

   Summary: Conclusion to the Windows PowerShell Carol in which Ebenezer Script learns how to send email from inside a PowerShell script.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is almost the end of the year and we have decided to devote some posts to the holiday season. We even have guest bloggers from… Read more

A Windows PowerShell Carol: Ebenezer Script Sees the Future

  Summary: A Windows PowerShell Carol in which Ebenezer Script sees the future of scripting.    Hey, Scripting Guy! Is it really possible to see the future with Windows PowerShell?— SK    Hello SK, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is almost the end of the year and we have decided to devote some… Read more

A Windows PowerShell Carol: Ebenezer Script Creates Text Files

Summary: A Windows PowerShell Carol in which Ebenezer Script learns how to create and to delete text files using PowerShell.   Hey, Scripting Guy! Will Ebenezer Script ever see how easy it is to use Windows PowerShell to work with text files? — SK   Hello SK, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is… Read more

A Windows PowerShell Carol: Ebenezer Script Manages AD Users

Summary: A Windows PowerShell Carol in which Ebenezer Script learns how to use PowerShell to manage users in Active Directory.   Hey, Scripting Guy! Can you tell me if Ebenezer Script will learn how to work with Active Directory users from within Windows PowerShell? — JC   Hello JC, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here…. Read more