Conditional User Profile Deletion Revisited

Summary: Guest blogger, Bob Stevens, revises his script for conditional user profile removal. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I am happy to welcome back guest blogger, Bob Stevens. Take it away Bob… Previously I released a blog post entitled Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell for Conditional User Profile Removal. If you have not read…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Configure a New Laptop

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to configure a new laptop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. WooHoo! My new laptop arrived. Oh, no…I now have a lot of work to do to install and configure Windows 8 on it. You see, I never, never simply turn on and use…


Use PowerShell to Find Detailed Windows Profile Information

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find detailed Windows profile information.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I am in a bind. I need to find out who is using what profile on a desktop computer. I also need to find out when the profile was last used. This is because many…


Use PowerShell to Find Servers that Need a Reboot

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find servers that need to be rebooted.   Hey, Scripting Guy! My boss is a Falstaff sort of character, but every once in a while he does actually have a good idea. When he recently logged on to a server console (don’t ask me…


Use PowerShell to Detect Power State and to Set Power Plan

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to detect the power state on his laptop and to set the appropriate power plan. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This evening in Oslo, Norway, the Scripting Wife and I are attending the Microsoft Technology User Group meeting. The meeting runs from…


Use PowerShell and WMI or CIM to View and to Set Power Plans

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell and WMI or CIM cmdlets to view and to set power plans on his laptop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Tomorrow, the Scripting Wife and I are at the Microsoft Technology User Group in Oslo, Norway. I will be talking about…


Use PowerShell 3.0 to Compare Modern Apps on Two Computers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to compare modern app installation on two computers. Hey, Scripting Guy! We have a small cadre of rogue users at work. They work in engineering, and they seem to act like they are beyond the realm of normal IT control. In fact, when…


Use the PowerShell DISM Cmdlets to Manage Windows 8

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses using the DISM module in Windows 8 to work with desktop settings. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I are looking forward to the Central Ohio PowerShell User Group (COPUG) in Columbus, Ohio next week. We have not been back to Columbus since we…


The Easy Way to Monitor for an IP Address by Using PowerShell

Summary: The Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to monitor for acquiring an IP address.  Hey, Scripting Guy! We have a problem. It seems that when people with laptops come into the office, it takes forever for them to obtain network access. On the tool bar, a blue circle of…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Manage Windows Network Locations

Summary: Guest blogger, Microsoft PFE, Chris Wu, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows network locations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have another guest blog by my good friend Microsoft premier field engineer (PFE), Chris Wu. Chris started his career at Microsoft in 2002, first as a support engineer…