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PowerTip: Find Windows Hotfixes Installed After a Certain Date

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to find hotfixes installed on your laptop running Windows 8 that were installed after a certain date.  How can I find Windows hotfixes installed after a certain date on my Windows 8 laptop by using Windows PowerShell?  Use the Get-Hotfix function to return installed hotfixes on...

Create a Custom Hyper-V Resource Metering Reset Report

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows you how to create a custom Hyper-V Resource Metering reset report by using Windows PowerShell 3.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, I found a pretty cool Pandora app for my Windows RT Surface, and so I am listening to a cool Rolling Stones song as I type this. Actually I...

PowerTip: Find Workflow Help on PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to find help on workflows with Windows PowerShell.  I open the Windows PowerShell console and type Get-Help -Category helpfile workflow and nothing returns. How can I fix this problem?  Assuming you have updated your Help file content by using Update-Help, the problem is that you have not loaded the module that ...

PowerShell Workflows: Using Parameters

Summary: Honorary Scripting Guy and Windows PowerShell MVP Richard Siddaway continues his Windows PowerShell workflow series with a discussion on parameters. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have the sixth in a series of guest blog posts written by Windows PowerShell MVP and Honorary Scripting Guy Richard Siddaway dealing...

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