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The Scripting Guys Really Do Rock, Part 3 of 4

[Disclaimer: this is a reprint of a previously published article from the TechNet Script Center FunZone. The FunZone was not migrated from our old platform. This article is printed here due to popular demand.] This is part three of a four part series of articles about using VBScript to work with the Windows Media Player object model. See Part...

Use PowerShell to Detect Version of Internet Explorer

   Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to detect the version of Internet Explorer that is running on your computer.   In this post: Version Control for PowerShell Scripts   Access Environment Variables using a VBS Script Hey, Scripting Guy! How do I access the user Environment Variables such as "...

Use the PowerShell WMI Event Module to Quickly Monitor Events

  Summary: Learn how to use a Windows PowerShell WMI module to create permanent event monitors.   Hey, Scripting Guy! Can you provide some concrete examples of using the Windows PowerShell permanent event consumer module? -- TS   Hello TS, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today Trevor Sullivan is back to finish out ...

Use a PowerShell Module to Work with WMI Permanent Events

 Summary: Learn how to use a Windows PowerShell module to work with WMI permanent events. Hey, Scripting Guy! Your posts this week on permanent event consumers have been really cool. I am wondering, if they are so useful, why there is not a Windows PowerShell cmdlet to allow one to interact with them?-- ST Hello ST, Microsoft ...

Use PowerShell to Monitor and Respond to Events on Your Server

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to monitor and to respond to events on your computer or server without the need to run a script.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am interested in learning how to use Windows PowerShell to create a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) permanent event consumer. Basically, what I need is a script ...

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