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Scripting Wife Uses PowerShell to Update Sysinternals Tools

Summary: The Scripting Wife adds a function to her Windows PowerShell profile to update the Sysinternals tools on her computer.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I had completed my IT Time radio interview with Blain Barton for my series on Windows PowerShell best practices, when I heard the commotion from downstairs. I quickly ...

Scripting Wife Adds a Cool Function to a PowerShell Profile

Summary: The Scripting Wife learns how to add a cool function to her Windows PowerShell profile.   The story you are about to read is true. We did not bother to change the names to protect the innocent. However, we did alter some of the facts.   The hot weather had finally broken, and fluffy white cotton ball clouds crowded the fall ...

The Scripting Wife Creates a PowerShell ISE Profile

Summary: The Scripting Wife learns how to create a Windows PowerShell ISE profile.   Note   This is part two in a series of articles in which The Scripting Wife learns how to work with Windows PowerShell profiles. In yesterday’s article, she created a profile for the Windows PowerShell console. That article also covers the...

The Scripting Wife Uses a Profile to Configure PowerShell

Summary: The Scripting Wife learns how to use a profile to configure the Windows PowerShell console.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the coolest events of the year occurs in just a few days. Yes, that’s right, it’s Bouchercon in St. Louis. Bouchercon is a mystery writer’s conference, and the attendee ...

BATCHman Uses PowerShell to Identify and Unlock User Accounts

Summary: BATCHman shows how to use Windows PowerShell to locate and unlock user accounts in Active Directory.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. In the continuing saga of the world’s first Windows PowerShell superhero, BATCHman, and his faithful sidekick, Cmdlet, I once again present Windows PowerShell MVP and Honorary ...