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BATCHman Uses PowerShell to Battle the Evil Mr. Freeze-Process

Summary: A new superhero uses Windows PowerShell for good. He is BATCHman, and today he battles Mr. Freeze-Process.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I know there are the Scripting Guy and Dr. Scripto, but are there any real scripting superheroes? —SH   Hello SH, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today is Episode 1 of a multipart ...

Use Culture Information in PowerShell to Format Dates

Summary: Learn how to use culture information in Windows PowerShell to format dates.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I enjoyed your article yesterday about manually changing the way a date is displayed using string techniques. But the problem is that is a bit complicated, and is even potentially error prone. Is there an easier way to work with ...

Use PowerShell to Convert Date Formats Easily

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson discusses four different techniques for using Windows PowerShell to convert date formats.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem. Although I am sure you hear this a lot, this problem is causing me a major problem at work. Here is the deal. We are a large company and we have operations both in the...

A Visit to a PowerShell User Group by the Scripting Guys

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about Windows PowerShell user groups and his recent visit to one in Texas.   Hey, Scripting Guy! A week or so ago, I remember reading that you spoke to the Corpus Christi PowerShell User Group in Texas. You did not do much of a follow-up about that. In addition, you never explained what a ...

Use PowerShell to Easily Find Information About Hotfixes

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to easily find information about Windows Update hotfixes.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem, and I am hoping that you can help me. I have been using the Get-Hotfix cmdlet, but unfortunately, it seems to miss some system updates. I desperately need to perform an audit of our systems, but ...

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