PowerTip: Enable PowerShell Remoting with Public Network

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to enable Windows PowerShell remoting on a network adapter that has a public network profile.  How can I enable Windows PowerShell remoting on my system if the network adapter has a public firewall profile?  Beginning with Windows PowerShell 3.0, you can use the Enable-PSRemoting cmdlet           with…


Use PowerShell to Modify WMI Data Such as Drive Labels

Summary: The Scripting Wife learns how to use the CIM cmdlets and Windows PowerShell to assign a new drive label by modifying WMI data. Weekend Scripter: Changing WMI information Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well yesterday, after we got through an extremely long security line at the airport, and we jiggled around in…

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Use PowerShell Functions to Authorize DHCP Servers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using functions from Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to authorize DHCP servers in AD DS. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, today it is sunny and about 70 degrees in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is a good thing because I head to Redmond, Washington, next week…


Learn How IT Pros Can Use the PowerShell AST

Summary: Guest blogger, Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Bartek Bielawski, shows how to use the Windows PowerShell AST. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Not only do we have a special guest today as our guest blogger, it is a special day in the Scripting House because it is the Scripting Wife’s birthday. So Happy Birthday,…


Use PowerShell to Create Intelligent Default Values

Summary: Windows PowerShell 3.0 introduces the PSDefaultParameterValues automatic variable, which permits creating custom default values. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Life is returning to normal—at least for this week. Next week, the Scripting Wife and I head north where I will be speaking at the Central Ohio PowerShell User Group (COPUG) on October 2,…


Create a PowerShell Scheduled Job

Summary: Learn how to create a Windows PowerShell scheduled job. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, the Scripting Wife and I are about to straighten up the scripting house after the Windows PowerShell Saturday luau we had on Friday and the scripting slumber party we had over the weekend. Frankly, it is an…


Weekend Scripter: Get Detailed PowerShell Command Lifecycle Information

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using a preference variable to provide detailed Windows PowerShell command lifecycle information. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This has certainly been an interesting Windows PowerShell week. Yes indeed, it has been a fine Windows PowerShell week. The week began with a trip to Redmond to…


Weekend Scripter: What Does a PowerShell Module Expose?

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about identifying what a Windows PowerShell module exposes to the user. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This is it; today is the day for Windows PowerShell Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you are in the area of the Microsoft Office today, come on by and…


Easily Unblock All Files in a Directory Using PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to unblock all files in a directory. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is the day. As those of you who have been reading the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog on a regular basis know, today is the speaker’s dinner (and scripting…


Use PowerShell to Simplify Access to XML Data

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to read XML files. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Tomorrow, we have the speaker’s dinner at the house that script built. The Scripting Wife and I have invited all the Windows PowerShell Saturday speakers for the Charlotte Windows PowerShell Saturday event to our…