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Cross-platform PowerShell remoting in action

Summary: Learn how to configure and use cross-platform PowerShell remoting in PowerShell Core.

I’m Christoph Bergmeister, a London-based full stack .NET software developer with a passion for DevOps. To enable product testing of .NET Core apps across non-Windows machines in …

Script Wars: The Farce Awakens (part V)

Summary: Rey is skilled in PowerShell, and new to Contoso Holly Jolly Hat Company. Already she has been a great boon to her new co-workers and had her sneakers become the subject of a hungry trash robot.

She was just …

Script Wars: The Farce Awakens (part IV)

Summary: A quick recap shall we? Newly graduated from IT training and future guru in the world of Windows PowerShell, Rey Skyworker has been hired on by her mentor, Ben Kerberosie. Already, she has helped peers from her team improve …

Script Wars: The Farce Awakens (part III)

Summary: When last we saw our hero, Rey Skyworker, she was aiding her new co-worker, Tin. They managed to implement better error trapping by using the “Try Catch” statement in Windows PowerShell. The fact they could do this so easily …

Script Wars: The Farce Awakens (part II)

Summary: Yesterday, we met a newly graduated IT professional, Rey Skyworker, as she discussed the ways of “The Farce.” It was during this discussion that her instructor, Ben Kerberosie, discovered she had a natural gift in understanding how to implement …

Script Wars: The Farce Awakens (part I)

Summary: Seven years ago, “Hey, Scripting Guy!” was approached by a member of the community to see if we would be interested in doing something a little fun for the holidays.  The result was a seven-part series called “A PowerShell …

PowerShell support for certificate credentials

Summary: It’s not a very well-known feature, but the PSCredential object, and the PowerShell Get-Credential cmdlet, both support certificate credentials (including PIN-protected certificates). In this post, we take a look at how a certificate credential is marshaled inside a PSCredential …

Reverse Desired State Configuration: How it works

Nik Charlebois is a Premier Field Engineer based out of Canada. He is the author of several books on SharePoint automation, and he writes blog posts on a regular basis about all things PowerShell. You can find out more about …

Use Docker to automate testing of PowerShell Core scripts

 

Summary: Learn the basics about Docker, and see how to use it for PowerShell Core script testing on different operating systems.

I’m Dan Ward, a Boston-based .NET software engineer who is just plum crazy about PowerShell and automation. Earlier …

Hey, Scripting Guy! update

Ed Wilson retired, but we are continuing his legacy of friendly tutorials on solving common problems. We will also help IT professionals expand their skill set beyond what might be their comfort zone. Examples of this include incorporating continuous integration/continuous …

Cloud operating system deployment: WinPE in Azure

Jason Ryberg is a Consultant for Microsoft, where he writes PowerShell code and provides DevOps support.  Have you ever wanted to boot to WinPE in Azure and select an Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Task Sequence?  As part of an informal …

Announcing the 2016 Honorary Scripting Guys

Summary: The Honorary Scripting Guys for 2016 are announced.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, it has been an awesome year for Windows PowerShell and for the community. The Scripting Wife and I had the opportunity to …

Part 3 – Use Azure Automation DSC to Configure Linux and execute PowerShell scripts

Summary: Learn how to configure and use PowerShell, Bash, and DSC with Linux.

Hi, my name is Stefan Roth (Blog: http://stefanroth.net / Twitter: @stefanroth_net), and I am a Cloud and Datacenter MVP. In my last post of this …

Speed up remote PowerShell connection to Exchange

Summary: Speed up the connection to Exchange by importing only the cmdlets that you need.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question Is there a way to speed up the initial PowerShell connection to Exchange?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Yes, of course! With a little modification to Import-PSSession, we …

Part 2 – Install .NET Core and PowerShell on Linux Using DSC

Summary: Learn how to configure and use PowerShell, Bash, and desired state configuration (DSC) with Linux.

Today, Cloud and Data Center MVP Stefan Roth returns for Part 2 of his three-part series about how to configure and use PowerShell, …

Part 1 – Install Bash on Windows 10, OMI CIM Server, and DSC for Linux

Summary: Learn about the Windows Subsystem for Linux that runs on top of Windows 10.

Today we have a guest article written by Stefan Roth. Take it away Stefan …

Hi, my name is Stefan Roth, and I am …

Use PowerShell to maintain IIS logs

Summary: Learn how to use PowerShell to maintain and work with IIS logs.

Welcome back guest blogger, Terri Donahue. Here are Terri’s previous blog posts. Terri is a Senior Customer Support Engineer for Dynamicweb NA and a Visual …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to remove a user from all site collections in SharePoint Online

Summary: Learn how to use PowerShell to remove a corporate user from all site collections in SharePoint Online.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to quickly remove a corporate user from all site collections in SharePoint Online?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the …

Manage your SharePoint Online tenant with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to manage your SharePoint Online tenant installation by using Windows PowerShell cmdlets.

Christopher Weaver is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) who focuses on SharePoint and Office 365 solutions for large enterprise Premier customers. He has …

Get started with PowerShell and SharePoint Online

Summary: Microsoft PFE Chris Weaver talks about getting started with Windows PowerShell and SharePoint Online.

Welcome back Chris Weaver as guest blogger. You can see his previous guest blogs.

Christopher Weaver is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) …

PowerTip: Find all devices connected to a computer

Summary: Use PowerShell to find all devices that are connected to a computer.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to list all devices that are connected to a computer?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-PnpDevice cmdlet and the -PresentOnly switch. Here is …

Passing through devices to Hyper-V VMs by using discrete device assignment

Summary: Learn how to attach a device from your Hyper-V host to your VM by using a new feature of Windows Server 2016.

Today we have a guest blogger, Rudolf Vesely, who has blogged here on previous occasions. Here …

The Scripting Guys and Scripting Wife summer tour

SUMMARY: Ed Wilson talks about his summer of PowerShell tour with dates and links to live appearances.

Hello everyone,  Hope you are having a fantastic day. Ed and I have been busy as usual and are ready to get busier.  …

How to answer a technical question: A guide for presenters

Summary: Learn how to properly answer a technical question in a presentation in this step-by-step post by PowerShell MVP June Blender.

Today we have another blog post by PowerShell MVP June Blender. June is an Honorary Scripting Guy and …

Use a script block to create custom groupings in PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use a script block with the Group-Object cmdlet in Windows PowerShell to create custom groupings in this article by Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson.

Good morning. Ed Wilson the Microsoft Scripting Guy is here. This …

Discover relationships by using Group-Object in PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use one of the most basic Windows PowerShell cmdlets, the Group-Object cmdlet, to see relationships among different objects.

There are some things in life that just seem to always go together: jasmine flowers and green …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to display a percentage that has two decimal places

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to display a percentage as a two place number.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to display a number as a percentage that has two decimal places?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the -f format specifier, and specify a …

PowerTip: Use a regular expression pattern to remove nonalphabetic characters

Summary: Learn how to use a regular expression pattern to remove nonalphabetic characters from a string by using Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to remove nonalphabetic characters from a string?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer To remove nonalphabetic characters from a …

Additional resources for text analysis by using PowerShell

Summary: This is a summary of some of the additional resources for working with text and Windows PowerShell.

Good day. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. So, here’s the deal. We are going along and decide to write …

Calculate percentage character frequencies from a text file by using PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to calculate the percentage of how often a character appears in a text file.

Okay, I will admit that I am just playing around, but I wanted to calculate the percentages of …

Compare the letter frequency of two text files with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to compare the letter frequency of two different text files.

One thing that is kind of cool is that with Windows PowerShell you can do all kinds of stuff and never have …

Read a text tile and do frequency analysis using PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to read a text file and do a letter-frequency analysis using Windows PowerShell in this article written by the Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson.

Today I am going to put the script I wrote yesterday together …

How to skip the beginning and ending of a file with powerShell

Summary: Learn how to skip the beginning and ending portions of a text file by using Windows PowerShell in this article by the Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson.

 

Good morning, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson is here. At …

Letter frequency analysis of text using PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to do letter frequency analysis of a text enabling one to see how often a letter occurs.

So, the other night I was watching a show about cryptography. …

PowerShell 5 MVA coming soon to a computer near you

SUMMARY: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson talks about recording a new Microsoft Virtual Academy series of videos with PFE Ashley McGlone.

Hello everyone, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Well, I can tell you this week has been absolutely incredible. …

PowerTip: Create a nested PowerShell custom object

Summary: Learn how to create a nested PowerShell custom object.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How do I create a nested PowerShell custom object to store layers (nested) of information?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use a hashtable with the PSCustomObject type accelerator, and specify PSCustomObject as the value …

Use PowerShell 5.0 to create temporary files in the temp folder

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about using Windows PowerShell 5.0 on Windows 10 to create temporary files in the temporary folder.

 

Sometimes it is the little things that make life easier. You know, like a cereal …

Use PowerShell 5 to empty the recycle bin

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about using Windows PowerShell 5.0 to empty the recycle bin on Windows 10

 

It seems that now days when I talk to someone about Windows PowerShell 5.0 they get all excited …

Using the new PowerShell ISE transcript tool

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using the new Windows PowerShell 5.0 ISE Transcript tool.

 

One of my favorite features for Windows PowerShell has always been the transcript tool. I mean, it seems like it was …

Considerations when writing a PowerShell blog

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about some specific considerations in regards to writing and reading Windows PowerShell blog articles.

 

One of the things that is cool about Windows PowerShell is that code seems to live forever. …

PowerTip: Find your version of PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to find your Windows PowerShell version easily.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to tell me what version of Windows PowerShell I am running?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the $PsVersionTable automatic variable. To see the major, minor, build, and …

For the love of Pi

Summary: In honor of Pi Day today, we have a guest blog post written by PowerShell MVP, Doug Finke.

Image of apple pie with Pi character

Photo courtesy of Ed Wilson

It’s that time of year again when lovers of math, geometry, Albert Einstein, food, and …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to configure BranchCache to run in local mode

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to configure BranchCache to run in local caching mode.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to configure BranchCache to run in local caching mode?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Open Windows PowerShell in an elevated prompt, and …

PowerTip: Configure a client to listen for content requests by using PowerShell when powered on battery

Summary: Learn how to configure a client to listen for content discovery requests even when running on battery with Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to configure a client to listen for content discovery requests even when …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to dismount a disk image

Summary:  Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to dismount a virtual disk or ISO.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to dismount a virtual disk?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Dismount-DiskImage cmdlet. It will dismount either an ISO or a virtual hard …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to disconnect virtual disk

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to disconnect from a virtual disk.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to disconnect from a virtual disk?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Disconnect-VirtualDisk cmdlet and specify the friendly name, for example:

Disconnect-VirtualDisk -FriendlyName VirtualDisk01…

PowerTip: Disconnect sessions to ISCSI target with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to disconnect sessions to a specified ISCSI target with Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to disconnect sessions to a ISCSI target object?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-ISCSITarget cmdlet to retrieve the target, and then supply …

PowerTip: Enable and disable ODBC performance counter settings with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to enable and disable a collection of ODBC performance counter settings for troubleshooting.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to enable the ODBC performance counters, run commands in a script, and then disable the counters?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer You …

PowerTip: Enable PerfMon counters for ODBC connection pooling with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to enable Windows Performance Monitor counters for ODBC connection pooling.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to enable Windows Performance Monitor (PerfMon) counters so I can troubleshoot Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) connection …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to disable constrained delegation

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to disable constrained delegation.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to disable constrained delegation authorization so that a user who is remotely connected to a SMB server cannot configure resources?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to disable all scheduled tasks in folder

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to disable all scheduled tasks in a specific folder.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to disable all scheduled tasks in a particular folder?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-ScheduledTask cmdlet to enumerate the scheduled tasks in the …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to disable scheduled task

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to disable a scheduled task.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to disable a scheduled task?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Disable-ScheduledTask cmdlet and specify the task name, for example:

Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName “SystemScan”

PowerTip: Disable plug and play device with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to disable a plug and play device with Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to disable a plug and play device?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Disable-PNPDevice cmdlet and specify the instance ID, for example:

Disable-PnpDevice -InstanceID  …

PowerTip: Find DSC resources with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to find DSC resources with Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to find DSC resources that are available in the PowerShell Gallery?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Find-DSCResource command.

 …

Find DSC resources that are available in the PowerShell Gallery

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell commands to easily find Desired State Configuration resources that are available in the PowerShell Gallery.

One of the cool things about Windows PowerShell is that it makes exploring data easy. And everything …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to find configured repositories

Summary: Learn how to find all registered repositories for the current user in Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to display Windows PowerShell repositories that I have configured for my user account?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer The Get-PSRepository cmdlet automatically shows …

Overview of the PowerShell Get module to find scripts

Summary: In this blog post, I provide a quick overview of the PowerShell Get module and its various commands.

Believe it or not, the Windows PowerShell Saturday event in Tampa, Florida is coming up pretty quickly. There are still …

PowerTip: Find PowerShell modules that are installed by PowerShell Get command

Summary: Learn how to find modules that were installed by the Windows PowerShell Get command.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to find modules that have been installed by the Get command?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-InstalledModule command.

PowerShell Spotlight: February 2016

Summary: Microsoft MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about Windows PowerShell Saturday in this month’s PowerShell Spotlight.

Hello scripters,

I hope everyone had a marvelous weekend and is planning on an awesome week. I have been working on some of the …

PowerTip: Add Hyper-V network switch to network packet capture session

Summary: Learn how to add a Hyper-V virtual switch as a filter for a remote packet capture session.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to add a Hyper-V Virtual switch as a provider for a remote packet capture session?…

PowerTip: Add virtual network adapter to packet capture session

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to add a virtual network adapter to a network packet capture session.
Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to add a virtual network adapter to a network packet capture session?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the …

Playing with PowerShell ISE Preview

Summary: This blog post explores the features and functionality of the newly released Windows PowerShell ISE Preview edition that runs on Windows PowerShell 5.0.

After you install the Windows PowerShell ISE preview from the PowerShell Gallery and take a

PowerTip: Install module from PowerShell Gallery

Summary: Learn how to install a module from the PowerShell Gallery.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I easily install a module from the PowerShell Gallery?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Install-Module cmdlet in Windows PowerShell 5.0, and specify the name of the module.

A first look at Windows PowerShell ISE Preview

Summary: Take a first look at the newly released Windows PowerShell ISE Preview.

Good morning everyone. Ed Wilson here. I can tell you that the list of speakers for PowerShell Saturday on in Tampa March 19, 2016 looks really …

Install the PowerShell ISE Preview from the PowerShell Gallery

Summary: Learn how to install the Windows PowerShell ISE Preview edition from the PowerShell Gallery to Windows PowerShell 5.0 by using a one-line command.

One of the way cool things is that the Windows PowerShell ISE is released to …

PowerTip: Learn about PowerShell default parameter values

Summary: Learn about the default parameter values in Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I find more about default parameter values in Windows PowerShell?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-Help cmdlet and search for *defaultParameter*. The following command returns a
      …

Convert a web page into objects for easy scraping with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell 5.0 to scrape a web page so that you can easily return parsable objects.

Good morning. Ed Wilson here, and today I have a guest blog post by Doug Finke…

When surfing …

PowerTip: Get password from PowerShell credential object

Summary: Learn how to retrieve the password from a Windows PowerShell credential object.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question I am having a problem connecting to an application via Windows PowerShell. How can I verify the user name and
           password …

February community PowerShell spotlight

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, shares her roundup of Windows PowerShell activities for the coming months.

Hello scripters,

Teresa Wilson here. I hope you had a marvelous weekend and are ready to tackle this week. Ed is finally …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to view properties and their values for a .NET Framework class

Summary: Learn how to view properties and the associated values of those properties of .NET Framework classes with Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to view the properties and their values from a .NET Framework class,
  …

PowerTip: Find properties of .NET Framework class with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to display properties of a .NET Framework class.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to easily display properties of a .NET Framework class?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Pipe the type accelerator to the Get-Member cmdlet and …

PowerTip: Find information about .NET Framework method with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to find information about a .NET framework method.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to find basic information about a particular .NET Framework method?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the GetMethod method from the class, for …

PowerTip: Return remainder after dividing two numbers

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to return the remainder after dividing two numbers.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can use Windows PowerShell to divide two numbers and only return the remainder (called a modulo operation)?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer In Windows PowerShell, the modulo operator is the …

How to contribute to PowerShell documentation

Summary: Learn how to contribute to Windows PowerShell documentation via various community initiatives.

Today’s guest blog post is by Microsoft premier field engineer, Ashley McGlone. He will be speaking at PowerShell Saturday, so come join us for a great …

PowerTip: Add number to existing variable value

Summary: Learn how to easily add a number to an existing value stored in a variable and update the value of the variable.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to add a number to a value stored in a …

Use PowerShell to parse event log for shutdown events

Summary: Using the Windows PowerShell Get-EventLog cmdlet makes it easy to parse the system event log for shutdown events.

One of the great things about central Florida during this time of the year is that there are certain fruits, …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to create repeating letters

Summary: Learn how to easily create duplicate letters by using Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to easily create a specific number of letters in a repetitive fashion?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer To create repetitive letters, all you need to do …

Using Desired State Configuration and Chef to deploy System Center

Summary: Learn how to use Chef and DSC in Windows PowerShell to deploy System Center in this guest blog post by Jason Morgan.

Ed Wilson, here. Today I have a guest blog post by Jason Morgan in which he …

PowerTip: Import colon-delimited file with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to import a file that uses a colon as a delimiter.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to import a file that is delimited with a colon instead of a comma?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use …

Announcing the 2015 Honorary Scripting Guys

Summary: The Honorary Scripting Guys for 2015 are announced in this blog post.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I have been pretty busy—I missed work because of my ear surgery and the holidays, so I have enlisted …

PowerTip: Find running services with PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to find running services.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to quickly produce a sortable list of running services on my computer?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-Service cmdlet to return the services, and the Out-GridView to produce …

Introducing the top five Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts in 2015

Summary: See which Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts were the top five in 2015.

Today I feature Honorary Scripting Guy and Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, aka The Scripting Wife. Take it away Teresa…

Hello everyone, with over 700 …

PowerTip: Find disk status with PowerShell and Windows 10

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell in Windows 10 to find disk status.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Window PowerShell in Windows 10 to check the status information (such as the health status, operational status, and if the disks are offline or …

Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 7

Summary: MVP, Will Anderson, wraps up his series by discussing how to add DSC resources to existing Windows PowerShell modules.

Ed Wilson here, bringing you MVP, Will Anderson, and the conclusion of his week of blogging about Desired …

PowerTip: Create list of approved PowerShell verbs

Summary: Learn how to easily produce a list of approved Windows PowerShell verbs.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I find what verbs are approved for use in a Windows PowerShell function?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-Verb cmdlet, and to make it easy to peruse, …

PowerTip: Find single-name PowerShell functions

Summary: Learn how to find Windows PowerShell functions that do not have a hyphen in the name.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I easily find Windows PowerShell functions that do not have a hyphen in the name, but instead are single words, …

Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 5

Summary: Microsoft MVP, Will Anderson, continues his series by talking about importing DSC resources and adding your scripts.

Good day! Ed Wilson here to welcome back MVP, Will Anderson, as my guest blogger this week. Will is sharing …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to return first two lines of file

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to return the first two lines of a text file.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to easily return the first two lines of a text file?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-Content cmdlet and …

Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 3

Summary: Microsoft MVP, Will Anderson, modifies a Desired State Configuration template.

Good morning. Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, is here. Today we have part three of Will Anderson’s awesome Desired State Configuration (DSC) series. To catch up, be sure …

PowerTip: Find related cmdlet aliases

Summary: Learn how to find aliases related to a series of cmdlets.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I find aliases that are related to a series of Windows PowerShell cmdlets, such as processes?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-Alias cmdlet and specify a wildcard character …

Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 2

Summary: Microsoft MVP, Will Anderson, talks about familiarizing yourself with DSC formatting and resources.

Good morning, Ed Wilson is here. Today we have Part 2 of Will Anderson’s awesome DSC series. Be sure you also read Conceptualize Desired State

PowerTip: Find cmdlets and functions related to DSC

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to find cmdlets and functions related to Desired State Configuration.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to quickly find a list of cmdlets and functions related to
           Desired State Configuration …

Conceptualize Desired State Configuration: Part 1

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP, Will Anderson, begins a series of posts about using Desired State Configuration in Windows PowerShell.

Ed Wilson, the Microsoft Scripting Guy is here. Today we begin a series of posts about using Desired State Configuration …

PowerTip: Find Amount of Time Between Two Dates

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to find the amount of time between two dates.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to determin how many days until
            Windows PowerShell Saturday on March

Weekend Scripter: Find Information on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about how to find stuff on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is hard to imagine that it is 2016. It’s even harder to imagine …

PowerTip: Find Processes by Using Wildcard Characters

Summary: Learn how to use wildcard characters and Windows PowerShell to find processes.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to easily see all processes that contain the letters SV in the process name?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-Process cmdlet and a …

Weekend Scripter: PowerShell Saturday in Tampa,FL, March 19, 2016

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about Windows PowerShell Saturday in Tampa Florida on March 19, 2016.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. There are worse places to be in March than in Tampa, Florida. If you …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Command Line of Processes

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to find the command line of processes.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I find the command line that was used to launch a process that is running on my system?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-CimInstance cmdlet, the …

Working with Windows Startup Processes and PowerShell

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using Windows PowerShell to examine startup processes in Windows 10.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am playing with the Xbox One Smart Glass app on Windows 10. …

PowerTip: Find PowerShell Cmdlets that Work with CSVs

Summary: Learn how to find Windows PowerShell cmdlets that work with CSVs.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I find Windows PowerShell cmdlets that I can use to work with a CSV file?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-Command cmdlet and look for cmdlets that have …