Let Sleeping VBScript Scripts Lie

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about when to replace a VBScript script and when not to. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the really awesome things about the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago this year was the chance to talk to literally thousands of people who stopped by the Scripting…


PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014: Answer 3

Summary: Here is the answer to Problem 3 in Windows PowerShell Mini-Scripting Games 2014. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today it is time to look at Problem 3. Last week, I posted the complete Problem 3 description and task outline. Problem 3 synopsis One of your teammates wrote a script that runs against…


2014 Winter PowerShell Scripting Games Wrap Up #6

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, wraps up the 2014 Winter Scripting Games and talks about parameter validation. Weekend Scripter: Parameter Validation Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I'm playing with my new Surface Pro 2 device. It came with a year of free Skype and two years of 200 GB storage on OneDrive….


2014 Winter PowerShell Scripting Games Wrap Up #5

Summary: Microsoft Scripting guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows PowerShell Switch statement to clean up script in a wrap up of the 2014 Winter Scripting Games. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I have been busy planning our trip to Houston for the 2014 North American TechEd Conference….


2014 Winter PowerShell Scripting Games Wrap Up #4

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, continues his Scripting Games 2014 wrap up with a discussion of error and verbose message streams. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Things are starting to settle down here in the scripting household. Windows PowerShell Saturday #007 was a rousing success in Charlotte, North Carolina. Valentine’s Day was…


2014 Winter PowerShell Scripting Games Wrap Up #3

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using standard folders in his review of the 2014 Winter Windows PowerShell Scripting Games. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is beginning to look like spring here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is a welcome relief, because just a couple of weeks ago, it was…


2014 Winter PowerShell Scripting Games Wrap Up #1

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shares what he noticed while grading the 2014 Winter PowerShell Scripting Games entries. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. So the 2014 Winter PowerShell Scripting Games are over. One of the cool things about this year’s Winter Games is that they were team events. This means that groups…


Simplify Your Script by Creating PowerShell Type Accelerators

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how easy it is to create custom Windows PowerShell type accelerators and incorporate them into scripts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Windows PowerShell is cool. In fact, it should come with a disclaimer something like this: Warning! Windows PowerShell can be addictive. Symptoms of Windows PowerShell…


Weekend Scripter: Pick Comments from a PowerShell Script

Summary: Guest blogger, Bob Stevens, shares a script to pick out comments from a Windows PowerShell script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a new guest blogger, Bob Stevens. I made Bob’s virtual acquaintance recently when I did a Live Meeting presentation to the Twin Cities PowerShell User Group. Here is…


Use a PowerShell Function to See If a Command Exists

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, writes a Windows PowerShell function to see if a command exists before calling the command. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This Thursday, February 21, 2013, I will be on the PowerScripting Podcast. I always enjoy talking with Jon and Hal, and while I am not sure of…