Use PowerShell to Identify When Hotfixes Are Installed

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to list when hotfixes are installed.  Hey, Scripting Guy! Our corporate security person has tasked my manager with finding out about the number of hotfixes released by Microsoft each month. My manager, of course, passed the buck to me. I think I could probably…


Use PowerShell to Save Time with Win32_TimeZone and DST Time Changes

Summary: Write a Windows PowerShell function to determine the status of time changes to daylight savings time. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. At the Windows PowerShell User Group meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, Brian Wilhite talked about a few of his scripts during the script club. I said, “Dude, that is cool, and…


Create a Custom Object from WMI by Using PowerShell

Summary: Create a custom object from WMI to display processor and operating system information using Windows PowerShell.   Hey, Scripting Guy! Your script yesterday was pretty cool. However, in addition to obtaining information about the processor, I also need to know operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit, the version of Windows that is installed, and…


Use PowerShell to Easily Find Information About Hotfixes

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to easily find information about Windows Update hotfixes.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem, and I am hoping that you can help me. I have been using the Get-Hotfix cmdlet, but unfortunately, it seems to miss some system updates. I desperately need to perform an audit…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Patch VHD and WIM Image Files

    Summary: Microsoft PFE Ben Pearce shows how to use Windows PowerShell to perform offline servicing of Virtual Disks (VHD) and Windows Imaging Format (WIM) files.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. We continue with guest blogger Weekend Scripter today by having a post written by Ben Pearce. Ben Pearce is a UK…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Read a Text File and Use It to Query Servers?

  Hey Scripting Guy! I need to generate a list of hotfixes that are installed on my servers. I have 100 servers on the network for which I am responsible. Each of the server names is listed in a text file called servers.txt. I need a way to read the text file and then query…

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How Can I Tell Which Service Packs Have Been Installed on a Computer?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I tell which service packs have been installed on my computers?– FR Hey, FR. That’s a very good question; as you know better than we do, in this day and age it’s really important to make sure all your computers have the latest service pack, the latest hot fixes, and…

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