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Install Active Directory Management Service for Easy PowerShell Access

Summary: In this step-by-step blog post, the Microsoft Scripting Guy covers installing the Active Directory Management Service for Windows PowerShell access to Active Directory Domain Services.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I read with interest your blog post yesterday about using the Microsoft Windows PowerShell cmdlets to work with users in ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (1/15/10)

In this post:   How Can I Repair WMI Installations Remotely? Hey, Scripting Guy! I am faced with a weird issue where I have more than 600 machines in which WMI seems to be corrupted. When I did a search on the Internet, I found that it can be repaired if we log in to individual computers, stop the WMI services, ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (8/28/09)

 Troubleshooting the Use of a WMI ClassHey, Scripting Guy! When we try to work with the Win32_OperatingSystem WMI class on either Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista, we run into a problem with our WMI script because of the way we were connecting to the instance of the class by using the key. When we open the class in WbemTest, there is ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (7/31/09)

     How Can I Migrate AutoText When I Upgrade from One Version of Microsoft Office to Another? Hey, Scripting Guy! We are in the process of converting from Office 2003 to Office 2007. Many people use AutoText and I am trying to automate the process of converting or bringing over their AutoText. I created the below ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Use Windows PowerShell to Determine Whether a Local User Account Exists?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I use Windows PowerShell to determine if a specified local user account exists on a computer?-- MM Hey, MM. Have you ever heard the expression “good things come to those who wait”? Well, to tell you the truth, the Scripting Guys have never put much credence in that old saying; after all, the Scripting Guy who...

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