Weekend Scripter: Add Security Groups to Print Servers by Using PowerShell

Summary: Guest blogger, Alan Morris, talks about using Windows PowerShell to add security groups to print servers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blog from Alan Morris. Here is a little about Alan: Alan Morris has been involved with testing the Windows print system since Windows 2000. Active on…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Fix Broken Printer

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to fix a printer that keeps losing its duplexer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things about Windows PowerShell is that if I want to, I can generally use it to solve all of my issues. Sometimes the issue…


Use Dynamic Parameters to Populate List of Printer Names

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use dynamic parameters to populate a list of printer names. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Using a Windows PowerShell function to send a test page to a printer is pretty cool (see Use PowerShell to Send Test Page to a Printer). But it would…

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Use PowerShell to Send Test Page to a Printer

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to send a test page to a printer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am sipping an awesome orange-cream tea that I picked up at a tea shop in Leipzig, Germany. It smells wonderful, and it tastes just like a…

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Use PowerShell in Windows 8 to Remove Printers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows 8 to remove printers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I have been talking to various people from the Charlotte Windows PowerShell User Group all week about doing another Windows PowerShell Saturday. It is an awful lot…


Install Printer Drivers with PowerShell in Windows 8

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell in Windows 8 to install printer drivers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, it is rainy and overcast here in Charlotte, North Carolina, but it is pleasantly cool. The Scripting Wife migrated to the lanai and is sitting on her swing and…


Use PowerShell to Create New Printer Ports

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to create new printer ports in Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the exciting things that is happening around the Scripting House is the appearance of new Windows PowerShell Saturday events. We have new events coming up in Atlanta,…


Weekend Scripter: Easily Publish all Printers on a Print Server to Active Directory

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to publish printers in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. While I was studying for one of the tests for the new MCSE for server infrastructure, Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, I ran…


Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (05/22/09)

How Can I Determine if a Particular Windows Feature Is Installed?   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am new to Windows PowerShell scripting and have a little experience with WMI thanks to your Windows PowerShell Scriptomatic tool.  I’m trying to determine whether a particular optional Windows component or feature is installed (Freecell, for example). I am actually…

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