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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Write to the Registry with Windows PowerShell 2.0?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! Is it very difficult to use Windows PowerShell 2.0 to write to the Windows registry? We have a mixture of Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP on our desktop computers. I was thinking that if it is not too tough, I would like to use the registry to help in performing desktop audits. I could place information ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: Using the Windows Search Index to Find Specific Files

  Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the cool things about using Windows PowerShell is the different objects with which you can interact. Windows Search is an example of this. By using ADO, you can query the Windows Search index and retrieve information about files. This technique can have some very interesting possibilities...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: Querying the Windows Search Index

  Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I finally had time to play around with querying Windows Search from within Windows PowerShell. I tried, back during the beta of Windows Vista, to do that, but I was unable to get it to work. It has been on my mind and on the back burner for quite some time. Today, being a nice relaxed day—...

Expert Solutions: Beginner Event 10 of the 2010 Scripting Games

  (Note: These solutions were written for Beginner Event 10.) Beginner Event 10 (Windows PowerShell) Jonathan Medd is a Windows PowerShell MVP and co-host of the Get-Scripting podcast. He regularly posts about Windows PowerShell on his blog, http://jonathanmedd.net, and you can tune in to the monthly Windows PowerShell podcast at http...

Expert Solutions: Advanced Event 10 of the 2010 Scripting Games

    (Note: These solutions were written for Advanced Event 10.) Advanced Event 10 (Windows PowerShell) Don Jones http://concentratedtech.com Windows PowerShell MVP Award Recipient Co-Author, Windows PowerShell v2: TFM (3rd Edition) Windows PowerShell Trainer, http://CBTNuggets.com Editor-in-Chief, Realtime Publishers, http://...

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