Use PowerShell to Detect if Hypervisor is Present

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to determine if a hypervisor is present  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been trying to use WMI to determine if a server has the hypervisor present. I found the WMI class, and even the properties I need. But alas, the WMI class seems to…


Use PowerShell to Disable Wi-Fi

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to disable Wi-Fi if Ethernet is connected.  Hey, Scripting Guy! When I have an Ethernet cable plugged in to my laptop and I am connected to a network, I want to ensure that everything else is disabled. How can I do that by using…


Use PowerShell to Enable Wi-Fi

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to enable Wi-Fi if Ethernet is not connected.  Hey, Scripting Guy! Most of the time when I use my laptop running Windows 8.1, I am plugged in to the Ethernet network at work. Occasionally, I unplug the laptop and take it to meetings. I keep…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Find and Disable Webcams

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find and disable webcams and cameras. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is really interesting (at least to me) the way certain questions seem to swirl around like trigger fish taking up residence near a coral reef. They keep coming back,…


Use PowerShell to Work with Network Adapter Power Settings

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to work with network adapter power settings. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I want to continue my network adapter series, but first… PowerShell Saturday #007 will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 8, 2014. This will be an awesome chance…


Using PowerShell to Find Connected Network Adapters

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about ways to use Windows PowerShell to find connected network adapters. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This afternoon I am enjoying a nice pot of Oolong green tea. This tea has a great taste, especially when I add a bit of jasmine flowers. Oolong green tea…


Renaming Network Adapters by Using PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about various ways to rename network adapters by using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I am sitting here sipping a cup of tea made from English Breakfast, peppermint and spearmint leaves, strawberry leaves, licorice root, and a cinnamon stick. It is delightfully refreshing. I…


Enabling and Disabling Network Adapters with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks using Windows PowerShell to enable and disable network adapters. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have spent much of the day working with the various speakers who will be speaking at Windows PowerShell Saturday #007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. We have finalized the schedule. Woo…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Identify Network Adapter Characteristics

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to identify network adapter characteristics. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I am kicking off Network Adapter Week. Note  PowerShell Saturday #007 will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 8, 2014. This will be an awesome chance to meet and…


Use PowerShell to Report and Set Monitor Brightness

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to report and set monitor brightness. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I was exploring the Root/WMI namespace in Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) on my Windows 8 laptop. I happened to run across a few WMI classes that I had not messed…