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Weekend Scripter: Draw a Cat on a Fence Watching a Yellow Moon Using Windows PowerShell

   Summary: Learn how to draw a cat on a fence watching a yellow moon by using Windows PowerShell   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is seven in the morning yet it seems like it could be four in the morning. It is dark outside, and the room is cool with a hint of humidity. I hang on to my cup of English Breakfast tea ...

Weekend Scripter: Troubleshooting the WMI Reliability Provider for Windows PowerShell

  Summary: Learn how to troubleshoot issues with the WMI Reliability provider when querying with Windows PowerShell.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I very frequently use Saturday mornings for catching up on things such as email. I received an email from JE who was having problems querying the Win32_Reliablity classes on ...

Learn Quick Windows PowerShell Tips to Improve Your Productivity

  Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson answers several questions that will improve your productivity with Windows PowerShell.   In this post:     Counting Items in an Array, Message Boxes and PowerShell Formatting Hey, Scripting Guy! I was reading about arrays this morning and I wondered if there is a way to count...

Use Microsoft .NET Framework String Methods from Windows PowerShell

  Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson teaches how to use .NET Framework string methods from within Windows PowerShell,   Hey, Scripting Guy! There are many things I need to do with strings and with text files that do not seem to be supported with Windows PowerShell. It is strange, but many common operations seem to have ...

Use .NET Framework Classes to Work with Strings in Windows PowerShell

  Summary: Learn how to use .NET Framework classes to work with strings in Windows PowerShell in this Scripting Guys how-to post.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been writing VBScript code for years. One thing I really liked about VBScript was the large number of functions that manipulated strings. I know Microsoft seems to love XML, ...

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