Hey, Scripting Guy! I would like to be able to perform a backup of only certain folders on my Windows Vista laptop. I am concerned about running through the airport and having it getting bumped, dropped, or stolen. My job requires me to travel extensively,
A long time ago, even before any of the Scripting Guys were born, people used to walk from one place to another. Not for exercise or recreation, but because they had to get somewhere. Those who were fortunate enough to have other forms of transportation could move along a little more quickly on their horses,
Hey, Scripting Guy! I have several items I have to check daily on my SQL 2008 servers. I currently have some VBScripts that do many of my tasks, but there are some new things I want to do. I figure that Windows PowerShell would be easier.
Hey, Scripting Guy! One thing I do not understand is why the SQL Server team wrote its own version of Windows PowerShell. I thought Windows PowerShell was supposed to standardize things. But the SQL Server team has one version of Windows PowerShell,
It is time once again for the annual Scripting Games. This year, we are implementing some changes. The first change, which will be immediately obvious to even the most casual observer, is that we are doing the Summer Scripting Games instead of having the Winter Scripting Games.
Hey, Scripting Guy! I am a SQL database administrator, and in the past I have enjoyed using VBScript for many tasks related to my computers that are running SQL Server. What capabilities does Windows PowerShell provide to make working with SQL Server 2008 easier?–
Hey, Scripting Guy! I recently saw that SQL Server 2008 has Windows PowerShell built into it. I looked at, but I am not really impressed. Why should I be interested in using Windows PowerShell with SQL Server 2008?
How Can I Determine if a Particular Windows Feature Is Installed?
Hey, Scripting Guy! I am new to Windows PowerShell scripting and have a little experience with WMI thanks to your Windows PowerShell Scriptomatic tool. I’m trying to determine whether a particular optional Windows component or feature is installed (Freecell,
Hey, Scripting Guy! The Win32_Printer WMI class has several methods that are listed in it. But I am not sure how to best use these methods from inside a Windows PowerShell script. I do not want to create four different scripts to send a test page,
Hey, Scripting Guy! Well it finally happened. Our budget request for new printers was approved. We have gotten them unboxed, distributed, and hooked up to the LAN. We have even downloaded the latest drivers from the Internet, and updated the firmware on several of the printers.