Weekend Scripter: Back Up Your PowerShell Profile

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about automatically backing up your Windows PowerShell profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. My rule for making backups is that when the loss of the item would cause me grief, it is backed up. Otherwise, there is not too much need for a backup. This includes…


Use PowerShell to Back Up Word Docs

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to make a backup of all Word documents.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need some help. I routinely edit Microsoft Word documents, but because of the changes I make to the file, I like to keep the original file intact. So what I do is…


Weekend Scripter: Managing Dell AppAssure with Windows PowerShell

Summary: Guest blogger, Mike Robbins, talks about using Windows PowerShell to manage Dell AppAssure. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Guest blogger, Mike Robbins, returns today to share his experience. You can also read previous blogs by Mike. Mike Robbins is a senior systems engineer with almost 20 years of professional experience as an…


Weekend Scripter: Managing Symantec Backup Exec 2012 with PowerShell

Summary: Guest blogger, Mike F. Robbins, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to work with Backup Exec. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a new guest blogger, Mike F. Robbins. In this blog, Mike illustrates Windows PowerShell techniques for working with Symantec’s Backup Exec product. Mike F. Robbins is an MCITP…


Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Back Up Specific Folders on My Windows Computer?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I would like to be able to perform a backup of only certain folders on my Windows Vista laptop. I am concerned about running through the airport and having it getting bumped, dropped, or stolen. My job requires me to travel extensively, and I am just paranoid about a laptop crash and…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (02/13/09)

How Do I Troubleshoot Some Scripts Not Executing on Certain Computers?   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have VBScripts executed using GPOs per organizational unit. For some reason, the scripts are not executed on certain computers. Sometimes, clicking Repair on Local Area Network connection and logging off does the trick. Any ideas why this is happening?…

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How Can I Backup an Event Log to a Text File?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I backup an event log to a text file?– IMBDS Hey, IMBDS. You know, the Scripting Guys have dedicated their lives to helping others. (Well, OK, originally we dedicated our lives to having others help us. But when no one seemed very interested in that we changed our minds.) That…

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