2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 1: Review a Coworker’s Script

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Summary: Advanced Event 1 of the 2012 Scripting Games asks you to review a coworker’s script.

About this event



Date of Event

4/2/2012 12:01 AM

Due Date

4/9/2012 12:01 AM


Event scenario

You work as a network administrator for a large company. You are part of a team of other network administrators that monitor several mission critical applications. Your coworker has convinced your boss that he knows everything about Windows PowerShell. As a result, whenever any scripting needs to be done, he always gets the nod. Recently, however, your boss has begun to have some doubts, and the boss has asked you to do a code review of the script that is shown here:


$notepad = Get-Process notepad

for ($i = 1 ; $i -le 10 ; $i++)


 start-sleep 1



When you run the script, you receive the output that is shown here:

Image of command output

Design points

  • If no changes are required to the script, put “No changes” in your entry for this event.
  • If changes are required:
    • Make the minimum number of changes to the script. Points will be deducted if you make too many changes.
    • Consider the performance of the script when you make changes.

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Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy 

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