Use PowerShell to Discover Network Information from Shares

Summary: Guest blogger, Niklas Goude, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to discover valuable network information from shares and file metadata. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We now come to Part 3 of Security Week with another guest blog by Niklas Goude. Niklas Goude is a Security Consultant at TrueSec and an MVP…


Use PowerShell to Back Up Modified Files to the Network

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to back up modified files to the network.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a folder that contains files in it, some of which I modify on a daily basis. I am wondering if I can use Windows PowerShell to back up only the modified files—those that have changed…


Modify a PowerShell Script to Accept Piped Input

Summary: Learn how to modify a Windows PowerShell script and turn it into an advanced function that accepts piped input and has complete Help. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Some things end up being way more complicated than they might appear at first glance. Today’s script is a case in point. I decided…


Use PowerShell to Find Out Who has Permissions to a Share

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to determine who has permissions to a shared folder. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is finally the weekend here in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. It has seemed like a rather long week, in part due to several meetings,…


Archiving File Shares with Windows PowerShell

   Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to archive file shares.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am interested in using Windows PowerShell to archive file shares, is this something that can be done? — ST   Hello ST, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Welcome to guest blogger week. We welcome back Tibor Soos…

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How to Use PowerShell to Create Shared Folders in Windows 7

  Summary: Guest blogger Sean Kearney shows you how to use Windows PowerShell to create shared folders and set permissions on a Windows desktop.   Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I use Windows PowerShell to create shares? — SK   Hello SK, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Wrapping up Guest Blogger Week is Sean…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (04/10/09)

Troubleshooting a Script for Setting “Managed By” and “Managers Can Update Members List” Fields   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been working for a few weeks on creating a Windows PowerShell script for setting the “Managed By” field and the “Managers can update members list”. I know the managers must be granted WriteMembers Allow property,…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (02/13/09)

How Do I Troubleshoot Some Scripts Not Executing on Certain Computers?   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have VBScripts executed using GPOs per organizational unit. For some reason, the scripts are not executed on certain computers. Sometimes, clicking Repair on Local Area Network connection and logging off does the trick. Any ideas why this is happening?…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Troubleshoot Drive-Mapping Issues?

Hey, Scripting Guy! We have this problem at work. Users seem to always be losing their mapped drives. It is a real mess, and we spend a couple hours every morning trying to help the users remap their drives. We have more than 160 logon scripts, and it seems that one logon script maps a…

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