PowerShell Above and Beyond the Minimum Requirements

Summary: Two Microsoft Windows PowerShell experts get extreme with the standard Hello World script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Last month at the Charlotte PowerShell User Group meeting, we played around with some scenarios, and we had each of the attendees work through the tasks to see the various ways they would come…


Weekend Scripter: The Scripting Wife Talks About the First Warm-Up Event in the Winter Scripting Games

Summary: The Scripting Wife talks about the first event in the 2013 Winter Scripting Games warm-up events. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have a special guest. You guessed it: The Scripting Wife is with us today. If you are reading the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog for the first time, Welcome. Let…


Weekend Scripter: Sort Process Names by Length of Name

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, takes some time out to play around with the Format-Wide cmdlet. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, the Scripting Wife and I are hanging out on the beach this weekend. Because I have a long weekend (thanks to a way cool Scripting Manager) I feel like it…


Create a Custom Hyper-V Resource Metering Reset Report

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows you how to create a custom Hyper-V Resource Metering reset report by using Windows PowerShell 3.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, I found a pretty cool Pandora app for my Windows RT Surface, and so I am listening to a cool Rolling Stones song as I…


Query AD for Computers and Use Ping to Determine Status

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to query Active Directory for computers, ping for status, and display in green/red.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. While the Scripting Wife and I were out in California speaking to the Microsoft Premier Field Engineers (PFE) about Windows PowerShell, a question arose. The PFE said he…


Use PowerShell to Easily Convert Decimal to Binary and Back

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to easily convert decimal to binary and back, and simplify custom subnet mask calculations.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today is 63. Yep, that is right, today is 63. That is what you get when you see 11 11 11 represented as binary. This appears here….


Use PowerShell to Pause a Script While Another Process Exits

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to pause a script and wait for another process to exit before continuing. Hey, Scripting Guy! I am attempting to use Windows PowerShell to shut down an application, but the application is rather complicated. I need to stop one process, and wait for that process to complete before…


Create Custom Objects in Your PowerShell Script

Summary: Learn how to create custom objects in your Windows PowerShell script to maximize utility and reusability of your script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have Steven Murawski as our guest blogger. Steven will tell us a little about himself then go on to talk about objects. I’m a senior Windows…

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Writing Output with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Marco Shaw, discusses writing output from Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we will be joined by Marco Shaw. Marco is a consultant with CGI in Moncton. He has been working in the IT industry for over 12 years, also working for Bell Aliant and Atlantic Lottery….

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Learn How to Create Custom Column Heads for PowerShell Out-GridView

Summary: The Scripting Wife learns how to create custom column headings for the Windows PowerShell Out-GridView cmdlet. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. It is a typical weekend for me. I am up early, sipping a cup of English Breakfast tea, and watching a pot of Irish steel-cut oats simmer on the stove….

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