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Use PowerShell to Replace netdom Commands to Join the Domain

Summary: Learn how to replace netdom commands with simple Windows PowerShell cmdlets to rename and reboot the computer or join the domain.  Hey, Scripting Guy! It seems that I have been hand building a number of computers recently for a computer lab we are setting up at work. I have written a batch file that uses netdom commands to join ...

Use PowerShell to Configure Static IP and DNS Settings

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to set the static IP and DNS addresses on a server. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the really cool things about computers is that you never get bored. At least for me this is true. For example, I have a server that has been running Exchange ...

Use PowerShell to Copy Files to a Shared Drive

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to copy a script collection to a shared network drive. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, it is Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States. Today is a cardio day. I spend the day running around going from meeting to meeting. I also ...

How I Won the Scripting Games, a Pass to TechEd, and Became an MVP

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP, Bartek Bielawski, describes how he won the 2011 Scripting Games, a free pass to TechEd, and became a MVP. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, I am happy to have Bartek Bielawski as the guest blogger with a little something different. Bartek was the winner of the 2011 Scripting Games. In today&...

Learn How to Use PowerShell to Configure Jump Lists

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Chris Wu, discusses using Windows PowerShell to configure Jump Lists. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome to the weekend. Today we have a special treat in the form of a guest blogger. The Scripting Wife and I had the good fortune to meet Chris Wu in Montreal, Canada when we were there doing a Windows ...

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