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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Determine Folder Size?

Hey, Scripting Guy! We are getting ready for a migration, and I am trying to find an easy way to determine the size of the Documents folder. I would like to use Windows PowerShell to do this, but when I use the Get-Item cmdlet to retrieve the properties of a folder, I do not see the size. I really do not want to have to iterate through the ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Create an HTA to Do Temperature Conversions?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I read with interest your "blog from down under," and I was interested in your function that converts Fahrenheit to Celsius. My wife and I are going on vacation to Germany, and I want to be able to do metric conversions. The problem, however, is that I do not want to install Windows PowerShell on my wife's laptop. Can you...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Edit Terminal Server Profiles for Users in Active Directory?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to modify the terminal server profile for a bunch of users in Active Directory, and I don't get it. I can see the properties on Active Directory Users and Computers, but when I look in ADSI Edit, I cannot find the property names. I know they must be there, but I am at a loss to figure it out. Can you help?- TD Hi ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Create Users from a CSV File?

Hey, Scripting Guy! In your last article, you showed how to create random passwords for users and how to write that password out to a CSV file. You said if anyone asked that you would show how to use that CSV file and create a user from it. Well, here I am, asking you. Show me the script. I'll send chocolate.- LZ Hi LZ, Mmm...chocolate. I ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Create Passwords for My Users?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I am trying to create a bunch of users via script, but I am having problems dealing with their passwords. I do not want to give everyone the same password, and I do not want to have to manually create a hundred passwords and store them in a file, so I am nearly at a loss. I have seen some password generator programs on ...

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