Scripting Blog [archived]

Formerly known as the "Hey, Scripting Guy!" blog

How Can I Use Windows PowerShell to Determine the Status of the Guest Account?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I use Windows PowerShell to determine whether or not the Guest account has been disabled on a computer?-- RB (image) (image) (image) Hey, RB. You know, last week at this time the Scripting Guy who writes this column was on vacation, a vacation spent primarily sitting outside in the sun, only occasionally ...

How Can I Dynamically Change the Background Color of an HTA?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I dynamically change the background color of an HTA?-- CN(image) (image) (image) Hey, CN. You know, last summer (Fourth of July, 2005) an errant firework shot by a neighbor accidentally caught one of the Scripting Guys’ garage on fire. (Because it was shot by a neighbor we assume it was an accident. ...

How Can I Minimize or Hide an HTML Application for 30 Seconds?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I minimize or hide an HTA for 30 seconds?-- MF(image) (image) (image) Hey, MF. You know, with the possible exception of baseball, the Scripting Guy who writes this column rarely claims to know much about anything. And for good reason: every time he thinks he knows something, well …. Take your question...