Use PowerShell 5.0 to create temporary files in the temp folder

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about using Windows PowerShell 5.0 on Windows 10 to create temporary files in the temporary folder.   Sometimes it is the little things that make life easier. You know, like a cereal bar … it’s not like a major technological breakthrough but it is much more convenient than…

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Use PowerShell 5 to empty the recycle bin

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about using Windows PowerShell 5.0 to empty the recycle bin on Windows 10   It seems that now days when I talk to someone about Windows PowerShell 5.0 they get all excited and go on and on about Desired State Configuration (DSC). Now, I will agree, DSC is…

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Using the new PowerShell ISE transcript tool

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using the new Windows PowerShell 5.0 ISE Transcript tool.   One of my favorite features for Windows PowerShell has always been the transcript tool. I mean, it seems like it was made for Windows PowerShell … I guess it was. What am I talking about? Well, one…

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Automatically Keep Log of PowerShell ISE Commands

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using the new transcript command in the Windows PowerShell ISE.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I might be alone in this, but I love using the transcript tool in the Windows PowerShell console. I really wish I could have a transcript in the Windows PowerShell ISE because that is…


PowerTip: Group PowerShell Cmdlet Count by Version

Summary: Learn how to group Windows PowerShell cmdlet counts by version.  How can I see the version of the modules that contain various cmdlets in Windows PowerShell 5.0?  Use the Get-Command cmdlet to return all of the cmdlets, and then pipe the results to the Group-Object            cmdlet and group and sort by version. gcm |…


Packet Sniffing with PowerShell: Looking at Messages

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about looking at the message field in a packet log with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday I begin analyzing a packet trace log. Note  For more information about setting up and making a packet trace, see Packet Sniffing with PowerShell: Getting Started. For…


Use PowerShell to Parse Network Log

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using Windows PowerShell to parse a network trace log. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I want to talk a little bit about using Windows PowerShell to parse a network trace log. In yesterday’s blog post, Packet Sniffing with PowerShell: Getting Started, I talked using…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Get Windows Home Location

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to get the Windows home location setting.  How can I get the Windows GeoID home location setting for the current user account with            Windows PowerShell 5.0 on Windows 10?  Use the Get-WinHomeLocation cmdlet.


Playing with JSON and PowerShell

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about playing with JSON and Windows PowerShell 5.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife has an updated shopping list. It includes a Microsoft Band 2 and a Surface Pro 4. The launch was a mouthwatering event and really well done. One of the cool cmdlets in Windows…


Backwards Compatibility in PowerShell

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about backwards compatibility in Windows PowerShell.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I wrote a script on a system with Windows PowerShell 4.0 installed. Is there an easy way to find out the earliest version of Windows PowerShell on which it will run? —DH  Hello DH, Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is…