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Security Series: Using PowerShell to Enable BYOD–Part 1

Summary: Guest blogger and security expert, Yuri Diogenes, talks about using Windows PowerShell to enable BYOD. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today’s guest blogger is Yuri Diogenes, who is bringing us the beginning of a new security series. Yuri is a senior knowledge engineer, and he is a coauthor of the book Windows ...

PowerTip: Use Special Formatting from Types XML File in WMI

Summary: Use special formatting from the types .xml file to choose properties in Windows PowerShell and WMI. (image)  How can I use Windows PowerShell to find the status of the BIOS on my computer without viewing the default output? (image)  Use the special PSStatus view when you select properties: Get-WmiObject win32_bios...

Getting Started with PowerShell: The Basics of WMI

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about querying WMI in this excerpt of his book, Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have the last excerpt from my new Microsoft Press book, Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. (image) In most situations, when you use WMI, you are performing...

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Get List of Authorized Root Certificates

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to get a list of authorized root certificates for the current user. (image)  How can I examine the authorized root certificates for the current user? (image)  Use the Get-ChildItem cmdlet (dir is an alias) and explore the cert:\CurrentUser\AuthRoot folder: dir Cert:\CurrentUser\AuthRoot...

Getting Started with PowerShell: The Certificate Provider

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using the Windows PowerShell Certificate provider. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have an excerpt from my new Microsoft Press book, Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. (image) To find information about the Windows PowerShell Certificate provider, use the Get-Help ...