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PowerTip: Find All Modules on a System by Using PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to find all modules on a system by using Windows PowerShell.  How can I find all of the modules on my system by using Windows PowerShell?  Use the Get-Command cmdlet and specify all of the modules. Pipe the results to the Group-Object cmdlet, and sort the results to make it easier to read, ...

Use PowerShell and WMI to Find Wireless Keyboard & Mouse

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI to find a wireless keyboard or mouse attached to a system. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday, we had a great time at the Windows PowerShell user group meeting at the Microsoft Office in Munich (actually just outside of Munich). It was...

PowerTip: Start All Virtual Machines on Remote Servers Running Hyper-V

Summary: See how to start all virtual machines on remote servers running Hyper-V by using Windows PowerShell.  How can I start all virtual machines on several remote servers running Hyper-V by using Windows PowerShell?  Use the pattern Get-VM | Start-VM but with the Get-VM cmdlet to specify an array of servers running ...

The Impromptu PowerShell Summit in Zurich

Summary: I talk about meeting up with MOW, Fermin, and other friends in Zurich. Well, the Scripting Wife and I arrived in Zurich following our excursion to CERN. It was a beautiful train trip, and I was able to get a decent amount of work completed on my new Windows PowerShell 3.0 book. Our hotel in Zurich was probably the best one in which we...

Use PowerShell to Set the Power Plan on Networked Servers

Summary: Use a couple of simple Windows PowerShell commands to report the power plan settings on servers as well as setting them. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, today the Scripting Wife and I travel to The Netherlands for the sold-out Dutch Windows PowerShell user group meeting. This all-day user group meeting is sort of ...

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