Calling XMLDocument Methods in PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about calling XMLDocument methods in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is Friday the 13th. Cool. Luckily, I do not have to go anywhere tonight around midnight, by the light of a full moon. But I am going to use Windows PowerShell methods to…


Calling XML Document Properties from Within PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about calling XML document properties from within Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Craig Liebendorfer is back. No, he is not working on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog, but he is working on the Script Center as a whole. My old collaborator brings a lot…


Using PowerShell to Explore Structure of an XML Document

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to explore the structure of an XML document. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I don’t know about you, but when I decide to script, I often do a cost/benefit analysis. I am not talking about anything extensive or anything that is even…


Exploring XML Document by Using the [XML] Type Accelerator

Summary: Learn how to use the [XML] type accelerator to explore XML documents. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife bought me a pound of English Breakfast tea that she found online somewhere. It is long leaf, robust, and has a hint of earth tones in the bouquet. It makes a wonderfully rich…


Creating an XML Document for Admins

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about creating XML files. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I will be the first to admit that I am not a huge fan of XML. I mean, if I can use a CSV file to store and retrieve the information I need, why do I need…


Understanding XML and XPath

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, explores XML and XPath. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things that confused me for a long time about using the Get-WinEvent cmdlet is the difference between the –FilterXPath parameter and the –FilterXml parameters. Part of the problem is that there are nearly no examples…


Using PowerShell to Parse System Log for Windows Updates

Summary: Learn how to use XML and Windows PowerShell to parse the Windows system event log for Windows updates. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Sometimes I come up with a solution, and then I go looking for a problem to fix. Not often, but sometimes. This is usually the result of playing around…


Data Mine the Windows Event Log by Using PowerShell and XML

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Get-WinEvent in Windows PowerShell with FilterXML to parse event logs. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I am sipping a cup of English Breakfast tea. In my pot, I decided to add a bit of spearmint, peppermint, licorice root, lemon peel, orange peel, and…


Use PowerShell to Find Group Policy RSoP Data

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to generate a Group Policy Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) report. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I can tell you that spring is definitely heating up. Not necessarily temperature-wise, but in the world of Windows PowerShell. We have the MVP summit coming…


Use PowerShell to Simplify Access to XML Data

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to read XML files. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Tomorrow, we have the speaker’s dinner at the house that script built. The Scripting Wife and I have invited all the Windows PowerShell Saturday speakers for the Charlotte Windows PowerShell Saturday event to our…