How to Use VBScript to Run a PowerShell Script

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows you that it’s easier than you think to use VBScript to run a Windows PowerShell script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Things are really heating up around here—and I am not just talking about the hot, humid weather down in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United…


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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Scripting Guys Holiday Special

  Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Remember those really cheesy late night commercials?   I used to stay up late on weekends watching “The Cool Ghoul” and making fun of really bogus commercials. Evidently, I was not the only one to engage in such an activity, because years later Saturday Night Live also made fun…

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The Scripting Guys Really Do Rock, Conclusion

[Disclaimer: this is a reprint of a previously published article from the TechNet Script Center FunZone. The FunZone was not migrated from our old platform. This article is printed here due to popular demand.] This is part four of a four part series of articles about using VBScript to work with the Windows Media Player…

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The Scripting Guys Really Do Rock, Part 3 of 4

[Disclaimer: this is a reprint of a previously published article from the TechNet Script Center FunZone. The FunZone was not migrated from our old platform. This article is printed here due to popular demand.] This is part three of a four part series of articles about using VBScript to work with the Windows Media Player…

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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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Learn How to Use VBScript to Create Permanent WMI Events

   Summary: Learn how to create permanent WMI events using VBScript in this foundational blog post that provides a basis for a monitoring solution.   Hey, Scripting Guy! Over the years, I have read many Hey Scripting Guy! Blog posts. They are usually humorous, easy to read, and possess a certain amount of value. One…

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The Scripting Guys Really Do Rock, Part 2 of 4

  [Disclaimer: this is a reprint of a previously published article from the TechNet Script Center FunZone. The FunZone was not migrated from our old platform. This article is printed here due to popular demand.] This is part two of a four part series of articles about using VBScript to work with the Windows Media…

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The Scripting Guys Really Do Rock, Part 1 of 4

[Disclaimer: this is a reprint of a previously published article from the TechNet Script Center FunZone. The FunZone was not migrated from our old platform. This article is printed here due to popular demand.] This is part one of a four part series of articles about using VBScript to work with the Windows Media Player…

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