Weekend Scripter: Create an HTML Server Report with PowerShell

Summary: Guest blogger, Matthew Kerfoot, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create an HTML server report. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I would like to welcome a new guest blogger, Matthew Kerfoot… I’m a Windows PowerShell enthusiast with strong interests in automating systems administration. I write a blog called The Overnight Admin…


Weekend Scripter: Color-Coded Uptime Report

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows a script that produces red for down and green for up. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, I have been playing around with this script off and on all week. Last night, my old high school friend John called to discuss plans for our upcoming Kentucky…

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Use PowerShell to Create a Color Server Uptime Report

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to create a color HTML server uptime report.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I hope you do not mind me writing to you—I have a rather unusual request. I like the server uptime report that you created the other day, but when I showed it…


Use PowerShell to Create a Report Displaying Free Disk Space

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to create a report that displays free disk space on servers.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I know it may be hard to believe in today’s era of multiterabyte disks on laptops, but our servers are constantly running out of disk space. Part of the…


Use PowerShell to Create an HTML Uptime Report

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create and display an HTML server uptime report.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a rather unusual request. I need to create a server uptime report at work. But my boss wants me to create the report in HTML so the page can display…


Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Create a GUI for a Windows PowerShell Script?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! I know this may sound like a strange question, but I would like to create a graphical user interface for a Windows PowerShell script. I could do these kinds of things using a HTML Application (HTA) file, but I like writing Windows PowerShell scripts. If I could use some sort of…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (03/20/09)

Troubleshooting an Active Directory HTA   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have created an HTML Application (HTA) to prompt a support person for their administrative ID and password and a computer name that they wish to delete from Active Directory. The script uses the alternate credentials to find the computer object alright, but does not use…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (11/14/08)

Troubleshooting a Script That Uses the TrimStart Method   Hey, Scripting Guy! Greetings from an old VBScript guy. I have a problem with a Windows PowerShell script. It returns the unexpected result of “RANSFER” instead of the desired result of “\TRANSFER”. One more thing: How can I use the TrimStart method to cut exactly what…

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