View passwords of wireless profiles without using netsh.exe

Ever since the GUI lost the ability to view the password of a wireless profile, I wanted to provide this functionality in PowerShell. A search of the Internet for how to view the password of a Wi-Fi profile returns numerous examples of how to use netsh.exe to accomplish this. I wrote a previous blog post…


Make Visual Studio Code more like the integrated scripting environment

Summary: Learn some handy tips to make Visual Studio Code work more like the ISE. I was very intrigued with the release of Visual Studio Code last year. An editor that is light-weight and integrated with Git is something worth considering. Well, any new tool that could be added to the tool box is worth…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Generate Object with Two Property Types

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to generate an object with two property types.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to generate an object with two property types from simply splitting a string?  Use the ConvertFrom-String cmdlet to pipe a string, and then specify the desired property types, for example: PS C:\>“123 456” | ConvertFrom-String –PropertyType String,Int  


Get Wireless Network SSID and Password with PowerShell

Summary: Jason Walker explores using Windows PowerShell to get the SSID and password for a wireless network. Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy is here. Today I'm turning over the keyboard to Jason Walker. Jason is an Office 365 deployment consultant, who assists customers in the public sector arena. Here's Jason… Let me start off with…


Write TargetResource Functions for PowerShell DSC

Summary: Guest blogger and Microsoft PFE, Jason Walker, talks about writing Get, Set, and Test TargetResource functions for DSC. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Microsoft PFE and Honorary Scripting Guy, Jason Walker, is back with us today for Part 2 of his two-part series. Yesterday in Anatomy of a PowerShell DSC Resource, I…


Anatomy of a PowerShell DSC Resource

Summary: Guest blogger and Microsoft PFE, Jason Walker, talks about the anatomy of a Windows PowerShell DSC resource. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is Part 1 of a two-part series written by Microsoft PFE and Honorary Scripting Guy, Jason Walker. The majority of my "PowerShelling" lately has been around Desired State Configuration…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Get SSL Certificate

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to get an SSL certificate from an internal certification authority.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to get an SSL certificate from an internal certification authority (CA)            and import it to my web server's local certificate store?  Use the Get-Certificate cmdlet, specify the template, the…


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: Max Out PowerShell in a Little Bit of Time—Part 2

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Jason Walker, talks about improving performance of Windows PowerShell by using runspaces. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Jason Walker is back with us today for the conclusion of his two-part weekend series. Be sure to read yesterday’s post before you read today’s: Weekend Scripter: Max Out PowerShell in a Little…


Weekend Scripter: Max Out PowerShell in a Little Bit of Time—Part 1

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Jason Walker, talks about how to maximize performance from Windows PowerShell in the enterprise. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Jason Walker is our guest blogger this weekend. Today is Part 1 of a 2 part series. Here’s Jason… I work in an environment with widely dispersed datacenters and I am…