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.
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.
In this post:
Can I Retrieve the Version of Installed Java Applications?
How Can I Run a Function Based on What Is or Is Not Entered on the Command Line?
How Can I Properly Use Double Quotation Marks for Expansion?
Does Windows 7 Support Scripting Registry Changes?
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.
(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.
Hey, Scripting Guy! I am interested in using transactions when writing to the registry, but if something does not work, I want the entire transaction to fail. It does not seem that this actually works in Windows PowerShell. Am I missing something?
Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been using Windows PowerShell to manipulate the registry since Windows PowerShell 1.0 came out. With Windows PowerShell 2.0, I can now edit the registry on a remote computer. How can I use transactions with the registry provider so that I can ensure that my changes to the registry do not fail in midstream?
Hey, Scripting Guy! I am primarily a database guy, but I have started using Windows PowerShell because of the Windows PowerShell cmdlets for SQL Server 2008. One thing I like about databases is that I can create a transaction.
Weekend Scripter: Conversion Module, Part 6
Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It has been a relatively quiet weekend here in Charlotte, North Carolina. I spent a couple of hours organizing my dive pictures from a recent trip to Boca Raton,
Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. What a wonderful day Saturday is. I took the occasion to upgrade from the current beta of Microsoft Office 2010 to the release candidate. I love Microsoft Office 2010, and Outlook in particular has received a very nice upgrade.