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Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: Creating a GUI for a Windows PowerShell Script

Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. When I showed the Scripting Wife the Get-FuelCostFunction.ps1 script from yesterday, she was less than enthused. She did not like the idea of opening up either the Windows PowerShell ISE or the Windows PowerShell Command Prompt window. She wanted a graphical interface and an icon she could click. At ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: A Function to Calculate Fuel Cost

 Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. The cool thing about scripting on the weekend is you can take two hours for breakfast, hang out with friends on Facebook and Twitter, and not feel bad about it all. The Scripting Wife headed out with her friend to a rodeo and left me in the kitchen unattended. Bad mistake on her part! I got into ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (2/26/10)

In this post:   Can I Retrieve the Version of Installed Java Applications? Hey, Scripting Guy! I'm wondering how to determine what are good values to type right before ".Application" like in this line below: CreateObject("Excel.Application") I was trying to customize a script to retrieve the version of Java applications...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Use Transactions to Write WMI Information to the Registry?

   Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to create several registry keys, but only if the computer meets certain hardware requirements. I was thinking I could query a bunch of WMI classes and then use a transaction, but I am not sure which hardware WMI classes I should use. Do you have any ideas? -- NB   Hello NB, Microsoft ...

2010 Scripting Games: Preparations

(This Ed Wilson blog post originally appeared on the Microsoft Press Blog.) I have been really busy trying to get ready for the 2010 Scripting Games at the TechNet Script Center. We will have 40 guest commentators who will each write their own solution to one of the 20 scripting events. There are 20 script events because the 2010 Scripting ...

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