PowerShell Time Sync: Orchestrate Monitoring of Remote Servers

Summary: Guest blogger, Rudolf Vesely discusses how to monitor remote servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is Part 3 of a 3-part series by guest blogger, Rudolf Vesely. To read the first 2 posts in this series, please see: PowerShell Time Sync: Get and Evaluate Synchronization State PowerShell Time Sync: Error Handling…


PowerShell Time Sync: Error Handling in Parallel in Workflows

Summary: Guest blogger, Rudolf Vesely talks about error handling in workflows and repair actions. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is Part 2 of a 3-part series written by guest blogger Rudolf Vesely. Read yesterday’s post to catch up and to learn more about Rudolf: PowerShell Time Sync: Get and Evaluate Synchronization State….


PowerShell Time Sync: Get and Evaluate Synchronization State

Summary: Guest blogger, Rudolf Vesely, shows how to evaluate time synchronization. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is day 1 of a 3-part series by Rudolf Vesely. Here, Rudolf tells us about himself: I work as a lead cloud architect in Tieto Productivity Cloud (TPC) at Tieto Corporation. I am a blogger on the…


Use PowerShell to Add Files to Offline Windows Image

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to add files to an offline Windows image.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a number of VHDs that I need to add files to. I know that I can use File Manager to mount the VHD and then copy the files, but I am…


Start Virtual Machines in Order and Wait for Stabilization

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using a Windows PowerShell workflow to ensure that virtual machines start in order and stabilize. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Last month, I wrote the following blog post: Use PowerShell to Start or Stop Virtual Machines in Order. The workflow worked great. The problem is…


Use PowerShell for an Easy Shutdown

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to perform an easy shutdown. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I do with Windows PowerShell is to automate repetitive tasks. It may sound rather obvious, but I can assure you it is not. The reason? I become a…


Remotely Run a PowerShell Workflow

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about running a Windows PowerShell workflow on a remote computer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning it is beautiful outside. I am sitting on the porch sipping a cup of English Breakfast tea. I made a pot this morning, and I added some orange peel,…


Uninstalling the PowerShell ISE by Using a Workflow

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about removing a Windows feature by using a Windows PowerShell workflow. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am sipping a cup of Sencha green tea. I happened to have some lying around and I decided I would go ahead and drink it this morning….


Use PowerShell to Start or Stop Virtual Machines in Order

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using a Windows PowerShell workflow to start or stop virtual machines in a specific order. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am sitting outside enjoying a beautiful fall day. I found a little coffee and tea shop nearby, so I am sitting outside…


The Admin’s First Steps: Scan Multiple Event Logs

Summary: Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to automate scanning event logs across many remote machines.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting using Windows PowerShell to administer my systems, and I’ve been asked to test multiple remote machines for a particular event. How can I do that? —CV  Hello CV, Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard…