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The Visit to the Oslo PowerShell User Group
Summary: Ed Wilson visits the Oslo Windows PowerShell User Group. Well, things have been very busy for Teresa and me. In Oslo, we met up with Windows PowerShell MVP Jan Egil Ring. We went out for a nice dinner and got to see the state theatre, the Parliament building, and other cool and interesting things in Oslo. Here is a picture of Jan and
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PowerTip: Find the Status of Disk Drives in Windows 8 with PowerShell
Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to find the status of disk drives on Windows 8.  How can I check on the status of disk drives on my computer running Windows 8?  Use the Get-Disk cmdlet, as shown here. PS C:\> Get-Disk Number Friendly Name  Operational Status  Total Size Part
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Weekend Scripter: The Easy Way to Manage Disk Drives
Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage disk drives on his Windows 8 laptop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, the Scripting Wife and I are back in Dortmund, Germany. We will spend the day with Windows PowerShell Guru Klaus Schulte. Our first day in Germany was
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PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Disable Quickly All Net Adapters
Summary: Use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to quickly disable all network adapters on a laptop.  How can I easily disable all network adapters on my Windows 8 laptop with Windows PowerShell 3.0?  Use the Get-NetAdapter cmdlet to retrieve all network adapters and pipe the results to the Disable-NetAdapter&n
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Weekend Scripter: Working with Windows Error Reporting
Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to configure Windows Error Reporting settings on Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, yesterday was awesome—the Scripting Wife and I spent the day with the Dutch Windows PowerShell User group. It was an all-day user gr