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Don’t Write PowerShell Scripts

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about when to not write a Windows PowerShell script. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Network administrators do not script! ITPros do not like to script! I have heard statements like this for years. Yet, when I first wrote my VBScript workshop for Microsoft Premier ...

Use PowerShell to Create VHDs for Hyper-V

Summary: Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Marco Shaw, illustrates how to use a graphical Windows PowerShell script to create VHDs for Hyper-V. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. When I was talking to Marco about his way cool script to download TechEd sessions, he mentioned that he had been playing around with Hyper-V, and he asked ...

Create a Truly Advanced PowerShell Function

  Summary: Learn how to create a true advanced function that interacts with the Windows PowerShell pipeline.  Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Sean Kearney, Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, has been burning up the keyboard lately with ideas for guest blog posts. I hate to disappoint him by not sharing his hard work with you...

Use PowerShell to Manage Scheduled Tasks in SharePoint

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to manage scheduled tasks for your SharePoint Server. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the really cool things about being the Microsoft Scripting Guy is getting to meet lots of smart people who love Windows PowerShell as much as I do. I feel as if Jonathan Tyler is one of my ...

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