PowerTip: Find Latest Events in Windows Event Log

Summary: Learn how to quickly find the latest events in a Windows event log.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to look in the Application log to see the latest events?  Use the Get-Eventlog cmdlet, specify the log name, and select newest events, for example: Get-EventLog application -Newest 5


Troubleshooting WinRM—The Video Part 2

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, presents a video about troubleshooting WinRM (part 2). Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I present part two of my troubleshooting WinRM video. In this video, I talk about five basic commands that are used in troubleshooting WinRM. Note  For more information about these commands see this…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Get Windows Home Location

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to get the Windows home location setting.  How can I get the Windows GeoID home location setting for the current user account with            Windows PowerShell 5.0 on Windows 10?  Use the Get-WinHomeLocation cmdlet.


Troubleshoot WinRM—The Video Part 1

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, presents a video about troubleshooting WinRM (part 1). Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I present a video where I talk a bit about troubleshooting WinRM. First I talk about looking at the WinRM logs, and then I talk about checking specific things such as: Is the WinRM…


PowerTip: Find Win32 Type Data in PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to find Win32 WMI classes in Windows PowerShell that have type data.  How can I easily find which WMI classes in Windows PowerShell have their own type data?  Use the Get-TypeData cmdlet and filter for types that contain Win32, for example: Get-TypeData -TypeName *win32*


Playing with JSON and PowerShell

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about playing with JSON and Windows PowerShell 5.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife has an updated shopping list. It includes a Microsoft Band 2 and a Surface Pro 4. The launch was a mouthwatering event and really well done. One of the cool cmdlets in Windows…


PowerTip: Concatenate String Array with PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to concatenate elements of a array.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to concatenate the elements of a string array?  Use the static Concat method from the String class, for example: $a = "string a" $b = "string b" $arr = @($a,$b) [string]::Concat($arr)


Dude, a String Is a String in PowerShell

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using string methods to determine null or empty in Windows PowerShell.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem with a script. It is used to write data to another application, but sometimes the variables in it are empty. I have tried to detect this by checking to…


PowerTip: Enable PowerShell Remoting

Summary: Learn how to enable Windows PowerShell remoting.  How can I turn on Windows PowerShell remoting on my workstation so it will run remote commands?  Use the Enable-PSRemoting cmdlet.


Troubleshooting WinRM with PowerShell—Part 2

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about troubleshooting WinRM.  Hey, Scripting Guy! So I thought that Windows PowerShell remoting was supposed to just work. Well, it doesn't. I am confused, and don’t even know where to begin. I am pretty sure that it should be enabled, but it is not working. Can you help?…