Use PowerShell to Explore Windows Audio Drivers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to explore Windows audio drivers.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem with one of my computers—the audio driver is causing me fits. I would like to know if I can use Windows PowerShell to explore this issue. I think it would be really…


Use Hidden WMI Classes and PowerShell to Discover HID Info

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using two WMI classes from the root\wmi namespace to reveal additional HID hardware information. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, the Scripting Wife and I returned from Europe yesterday. It is good to be home, but we will miss our friends and all the great…


Use PowerShell and WMI to Find Wireless Keyboard & Mouse

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI to find a wireless keyboard or mouse attached to a system. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday, we had a great time at the Windows PowerShell user group meeting at the Microsoft Office in Munich (actually just outside of Munich)….


Use PowerShell 3.0 to Rename Network Adapters

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows 8 to rename network adapters. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I received an exciting email yesterday from Lido Paglia. As you may recall, Lido was a winner of the 2012 Scripting Games. I think it is so cool that he…


Use PowerShell 3.0 to Stop Network Adapters on Windows 8

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to stop network adapters on Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The other day a customer asked me, “Is it a Microsoft requirement that all their consultants can’t be more than five miles from a coffee house?” Perhaps a little bit…


Use PowerShell 3.0 to Work with Network Adapters

Summary: Learn how to use the Get-NetAdapter CIM cmdlet in Windows PowerShell 3.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I must live a rather boring life—although to be honest, it does not really seem to be so boring. Or perhaps, I am just a geek. What am I talking about? I am really excited about…


2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 8: Enable Network Adapters

  Summary: In Advanced Event 8, you are required to enable and disable network adapters.   About this event Division Advanced Date of Event 4/11/2012 12:01 AM Due Date 4/18/2012 12:01 AM Event scenario You are a network consultant. As a result, you travel extensively. Your main computer is your laptop. At times, you may…


The Scripting Wife Uses PowerShell to Get Hardware Information

Summary: The Scripting Wife needs to get ready for the 2012 Scripting Games, and she uses Windows PowerShell to get hardware info from her laptop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I were in Myrtle Beach, where I was working on the Scripting Games over the weekend. The trip to…


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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