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Get Windows Power Plan Settings on Your Computer by Using PowerShell

  Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to retrieve the power plan settings for your computer. The Microsoft Scripting Guys show you how.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to have a way to easily retrieve the power plan settings for the active power plan on my computer. I would like to have an easy to read display of the setting name, the ...

Find Active Power Plan on Remote Servers by Using PowerShell

Summary: Find the active power plan on remote servers by using Windows PowerShell and WMI information. The Microsoft Scripting Guys show you how to do it.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a real problem. It seems that both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 install with the “balanced” power plan. A balanced power plan for a ...

Customize Colors and Fonts in the Windows PowerShell ISE

Summary: Customize colors and fonts in the Windows PowerShell ISE. The Microsoft Scripting Guys show you how to script the script editor. How meta!   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. In just about two weeks it will be my birthday, and I have begun my mission to figure out what the female carbon based life form that inhabits my ...

Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (8/27/10)

In this post:    How Can I Take Script Output and Use It in Other Scripts? Hey Scripting Guy! I'm trying to learn Windows PowerShell. I took your script for enumerating computers in the domain, and it worked like it was supposed to. That list of computers will be the cornerstone of almost everything I do with Windows ...

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