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Check for Admin Credentials in a PowerShell Script

Summary: Learn how to check for administrative credentials when you run a Windows PowerShell script or command. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Boe Prox is our guest blogger today. Boe Prox is currently a senior systems administrator with BAE Systems. He has been in the IT industry since 2003. He spent the past three years ...

Use the Pipeline to Create Robust PowerShell Functions

Summary: Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Don Jones, shows how to use the pipeline to create robust reusable functions. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Our guest blogger today is Don Jones. Don Jones is a Windows PowerShell MVP Award recipient, and he is one of the world’s most well-known Windows PowerShell authorities. ...

Do Not Assume Anything in Your PowerShell Script

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses making assumptions in his review of the 2011 Scripting games. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things that was really great about grading scripts for the 2011 Scripting Games is that I got to see lots of scripts written by some excellent scripters. As I reviewed my ...

Lessons Learned from the 2011 Scripting Games

Summary: The winner of the beginner division of the 2011 Scripting Games shares his thoughts and insights. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week we will have a combination of guest bloggers and me with a recap of the 2011 Scripting Games. Today we have Klaus Schulte, the overall winner in the Beginner ...

Microsoft Scripting Guy Explains Logic Behind Scripting Games

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, explains the logic behind the 2011 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I begin the wrap up for the 2011 Scripting Games, and I hope you will enjoy the wrap up articles I rounded up. The guest commentators are stellar. I thought I ...

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