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Top Five PowerShell Tasks a User Might Need to Accomplish

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses the top five things a normal user might need to use Windows PowerShell to do.  Hey, Scripting Guy! What good is Windows PowerShell to a normal Windows User? —GK  Hello GK, Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This afternoon begins to stretch me into normalcy. I ...

The Easy Way to Monitor for an IP Address by Using PowerShell

Summary: The Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to monitor for acquiring an IP address.  Hey, Scripting Guy! We have a problem. It seems that when people with laptops come into the office, it takes forever for them to obtain network access. On the tool bar, a blue circle of death spins in an infinite ...

Use PowerShell to Find and Change Read-Only Files

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find read-only Microsoft Excel files and to change them to read-write.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem that hopefully you can resolve. We recently restored a bunch of files from tape, and for some reason they all became marked as read-only. Our Help...

The Top Ten PowerShell Best Practices for IT Pros

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, summarizes the Windows PowerShell Best Practices Talk from Microsoft TechEd 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Wow, what an exciting week the Scripting Wife and I had last week. We began with Microsoft TechEd 2012 in Orlando, and we concluded the week with the IT Pro Camp in ...

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