Weekend Scripter: Create PowerShell Graphical Help Function

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about creating a graphical Help function in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, I should have known. In yesterday’s post, A Graphical Tool to Explore PowerShell Help, I said it would not take too long to convert my Windows PowerShell script (that I used…


Weekend Scripter: Wow! I Didn’t Know You Could Do That in PowerShell!

Summary: Discover the power of the “double splat.” Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, here filling in for our good friend, Ed. He’s keeping himself inside where it’s warm. I’m here in Canada typing really fast to keep even warmer! It’s 31 degrees below Celsius here in Ottawa, don’t cha know? I was developing a solution…


Determine Pending Reboot Status—PowerShell Style! Part 2

Summary: Guest blogger, Brian Wilhite, talks about using Windows PowerShell to detect a server that is in pending reboot status. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have the conclusion to Brian Wilhite’s guest blog series about detecting pending reboots via Windows PowerShell. Prior to reading today’s post, you should read Determine Pending…


Use PowerShell to Update Address Info in Active Directory

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to update address information in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday, at the Charlotte Windows PowerShell user group meeting, one of the members was talking about adding mailing information to all of the users in a particular…


Use PowerShell to Create a User in Active Directory

Summary: Use the Active Directory cmdlet New-ADUser to create a new user via Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife has the Window PowerShell Saturday site bookmarked on her Windows 7 smart phone, and she keeps hitting refresh on the little Internet Explorer window to watch the available tickets for the…


Weekend Scripter: Lessons Learned from the 2012 Advanced Scripting Games

Summary: The winner of the advanced division of the 2012 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games gives tips for success. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a guest blogger, Rohn Edwards, the winner of the Advanced category in the 2012 Scripting Games. Rohn and Lido Paglia, winner of the Beginner category, will be…


Use PowerShell and WMI to Get Processor Information

Summary: Learn how to get the number of processor cores via WMI and Windows PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to perform an audit of computers on our network. Specifically, I am tasked with obtaining CPU information. I need the processor speed, number of cores, and number of logical processors. I feel like I should…


Configure PowerShell Cmdlet Default Values by Using Splatting

Summary: Learn how to use the Windows PowerShell splatting feature to avoid typing repetitive cmdlet parameters.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am wondering if you can help me. There are some cmdlets that have a lot of parameters. I need to fill these parameters out in order to cause the cmdlet to work properly, but…


Use ShowUi to Easily Create Graphical Interfaces for PowerShell

Summary: Use ShowUi, a free Windows PowerShell module, to simplify creating graphical interfaces for scripts.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today, I have a guest article from my good friend James Brundage. Here is a little bit about him.   James Brundage is the founder of Start-Automating, a company dedicated to saving people…


Use PowerShell Splatting to Simplify Parameter Sets

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, illustrates step-by-step how to use Windows PowerShell splatting to simplify working with parameters. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is a perfectly lovely weekend, and things are finally beginning to settle back down after two weeks of travel. The SQL Rally in Orlando, Florida was…

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