Expert Solution for 2011 Scripting Games Advanced Event 5: Use PowerShell to Get Information Prior to Windows Upgrade

Summary: Microsoft MVP, Richard Siddaway, solves 2011 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games Advanced Event 5 and gets information prior to a Windows upgrade. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Richard Siddaway is our expert commentator today. Here are Richard’s own words describing his background, followed by his solution to Advanced Event 5. I have been working…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (3/5/10)

In this post: How Do I Create Shortcuts in Windows PowerShell? Tell Me More About Try/Catch/Finally Blocks? Troubleshooting a VBScript Script How Can I Determine Drive Speed? Can I Use VBScript to List All Computers Encrypted with BitLocker?   How Do I Create Shortcuts in Windows PowerShell? Hey, Scripting Guy! How do I create a Windows…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (11/6/09)

In this post: Using the Active Directory DirectoryEntry Class How Can I Run a Script Whenever a New USB Drive Is Attached to a Computer? Making a Specific Windows PowerShell 2.0 Script Work with Windows PowerShell 1.0 Can I Use VBScript to Distinguish Between Versions of Windows Server 2008? How Can I Determine the Drive Letter…

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How Can I Determine if a Computer is a Laptop or a Desktop Machine?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Is there any way to use WMI to determine whether a computer is a laptop or a desktop machine?– CB Hey, CB. You bet there is, although if you didn’t know that we have no idea how you’d figure it out on your own. It turns out there’s a goofy little WMI…

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