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Add Code Snippets to Your Script by Using the PowerShell ISE

Summary: Learn how to modify the Windows PowerShell ISE to automatically add code snippets.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. There are advantages and disadvantages to using multiple computers. One of the advantages is that I get to see where I have assumed a dependency on some particular thing that I did not know existed. ...

Use PowerShell to Download and Install Internet Code Snippets

  Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to download code snippets from the Internet and install them for use in the Windows PowerShell ISE.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It seems as if there is an old song that rather describes things right now. It goes somewhat like this: The weather outside is frightful, But the ...

2011 Scripting Games Study Guide

The 2011 Scripting Games will be held April 4–April 15, 2011, and will test a variety of commonly required skills for IT pros seeking to automate their production environment. The development of competencies in the areas shown below will help the prospective Games participant to successfully complete the 10 task-based scenarios that ...

Use PowerShell and Scheduled Tasks to Automate Troubleshooting

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows how to use Windows PowerShell and scheduled tasks to automate troubleshooting your computer.   Hey, Scripting Guy! We have a website that is currently hosted on a rather unreliable server. I am tired of constantly being harassed by management that the server is inaccessible. Unfortunately...

Use PowerShell Troubleshooting Packs to Diagnose Remote Problems

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell troubleshooting packs to diagnose and correct problems with remote systems.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to troubleshoot remote systems. In the past, we have always configured Remote Desktop on our servers to allow for remote management. The problem is that many of our remote offices have ...