Weekend Scripter: Install Free PowerShell Remote Server Admin Tools

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about installing the free Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning is an awesome morning. Our friends from Hamburg, Germany have been hanging out all weekend, and it has been a blast. We have spent a bit…


Weekend Scripter: Understanding PowerShell in Windows 8

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about understanding Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is an exciting and great day! I have been working a bit to solidify the editorial calendar for the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog. I can say that there are some absolutely awesome posts coming…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Launch Item from Control Panel

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to launch an item from the Control Panel.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to launch the Mail item on the Control Panel in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012?  Use the Get-ControlPanelItem with a wildcard character to retrieve the item, then pipe the results to the Show-ControlPanelItem cmdlet: Get-ControlPanelItem *mail* | Show-ControlPanelItem


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to View App Package Installation Log

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to view the app package installation log.  How can I use Windows PowerShell in Windows 8 to review the app package installation log for errors, warnings, and additional information about installation packages?  Use the Get-AppxLog cmdlet: Get-AppxLog


Use PowerShell to Inventory Modern Apps in Windows 8

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to look at modern apps in Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I love about Windows 8 (including my Surface RT) are the modern apps. They are, well, just so modern. Of course, what I really like…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Disabled User Accounts

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to easily find disabled user accounts in Active Directory.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to find disabled user accounts in Active Directory?  Use the Search-ADAccount cmdlet from the Active Directory module: Search-ADAccount -AccountDisabled  


Use PowerShell to Show Update Messages from a Specific App

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to display Windows Update messages from specific apps in Windows 8.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to find out how often I am getting Windows Update messages for various apps in Windows 8. It seems like I am having to update things quite…


Use PowerShell to Find Windows 8 Modern App Updates

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find information about Windows 8 Modern App updates.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I love my Windows 8 laptop, and I also love my Windows RT Surface. One of the things that is a bit annoying is that it seems every time I turn on the computer,…


Use PowerShell to Reset Hyper-V Resource Metering

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to reset Hyper-V Resource Metering.  Hey, Scripting Guy! Ok, I have this problem here at work. We have upgraded our servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. We are running Hyper-V, and we need to get a resource report each month to cross-charge other…


Weekend Scripter: Messing Around with Disks

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows 8 storage module to create partitions and to format disks. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I thought I would spend a bit more time playing around with the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 cmdlets in the storage module. To find these cmdlets, use…