Use PowerShell to Download Files from the Internet

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to download files from the Internet and other cool tasks in today’s Quick-Hits Friday. In this Post: Working with Windows PowerShell Group Policy Cmdlets Using PowerShell to Log In to an HTTPS Website PowerShell Best Practices  VBScript for Setting SACLs and DACLs on Registry Keys Using PowerShell to…

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Use Jobs to Run Parallel Queries or Remove Objects from Active Memory

   Summary: Learn how to use jobs to run parallel queries, remove objects from active memory, work with text files and use the Get-Member Cmdlet to go behind the scenes of PowerShell commands in this edition of Quick Hits Friday.   In this Post: Use Jobs to Run Parallel Queries with Windows PowerShell Remove Application…

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How Do I Install PowerShell on Windows 7 and Other Questions

   Summary: Learn how to install Windows PowerShell on Windows 7, how to detect 32-bit PowerShell, or how to read an offline registry.   In this post: Install Windows PowerShell on Windows 7 Detect 32-bit PowerShell Read an Offline Registry Working with Security Logs   Install Windows PowerShell on Windows 7 Hey, Scripting Guy! How…

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Use PowerShell to Detect Version of Internet Explorer

   Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to detect the version of Internet Explorer that is running on your computer.   In this post: Access Environment Variables using a VBS Script Version Control for PowerShell Scripts Detect Internet Explorer Versions   Access Environment Variables using a VBS Script Hey, Scripting Guy! How do I…

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Troubleshoot a WMI VBScript and Handle Outlook File Locking

  Summary: Learn how to troubleshoot a WMI VBScript and how to handle Outlook .pst file locking issues in Windows PowerShell.   In this post: ·         Troubleshoot a WMI VBScript ·         How to Handle Outlook File Locking   Troubleshoot a WMI VBScript Hey, Scripting Guy! I am busy learning VBScript and WMI for my next…

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Use PowerShell to Detect Your Microsoft Office Version

   Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to detect your version of Microsoft Office. Also learn about locating your Windows PowerShell installation location.   In this post: ·         Detect Your Microsoft Office Version ·         Locate Your Windows PowerShell Installation   Detect Your Microsoft Office Version Hey, Scripting Guy!  With reference to one of your previous blog posts, “How…

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Automatically Add Comments in PowerShell, Work with Text Files and Customize Office Communicator

   Summary: Learn how to automatically add multiline comments in the Windows PowerShell ISE, how to work with text files in VBScript, and how to customize Microsoft Office Communicator.   In this post: Customize Sounds in Office Communicator Work with Text Files in VBScript Encrypt PowerShell Files Automatically Add Comments in the PowerShell ISE  …

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Error Handling and Exporting Active Directory Users to CSV

  Summary: Learn how to handle errors in Windows PowerShell and how to export user information from Microsoft Active Directory to a CSV file.   In this post: Exporting Active Directory Users to CSV Adding Comments to a Script File Error Handling in Windows PowerShell     Exporting Active Directory Users to CSV Hey, Scripting…

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Learn Quick Windows PowerShell Tips to Improve Your Productivity

  Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson answers several questions that will improve your productivity with Windows PowerShell.   In this post: Counting Items in an Array, Message Boxes and PowerShell Formatting Using Scheduled Tasks with PowerShell     Counting Items in an Array, Message Boxes and PowerShell Formatting Hey, Scripting Guy! I was reading…

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Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (10/1/10)

Summary: The Scripting Guys show you how to use functions in Windows PowerShell background jobs, troubleshoot VBScript, and use WMI computer shutdown events.     In this post: WMI Computer Shutdown Events Use Functions in Windows PowerShell Background Jobs Troubleshooting VBScript    WMI Computer Shutdown Events Hey, Scripting Guy! I see that you have been…

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