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Weekend Scripter: Managing Dell AppAssure with Windows PowerShell

Summary: Guest blogger, Mike Robbins, talks about using Windows PowerShell to manage Dell AppAssure. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Guest blogger, Mike Robbins, returns today to share his experience. You can also read previous blogs by Mike. Mike Robbins is a senior systems engineer with almost 20 years of professional ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Collect System Restore Information in Windows Vista?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I was looking at System Restore on my Windows Vista computer, and I had an idea. Wouldn’t it be great if I could script the collection of information for System Restore? I would like it to tell me how much disk space is being consumed, as well as when it is scheduled to run. I think you should write a script that will ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Enable and Disable Offline Files?

Hey, Scripting Guy! The script you wrote yesterday to check the status of offline files was pretty cool. However, it does not help me if I want to enable or disable offline files on my computer. Do you have a script to allow me to actually dooooooooo something?- LS Hi LS, Doooooooooo we have a script that actually does something? Of course ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Work with the Offline Files Feature in Windows?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I have some critical files that I need to work with on a regular basis. In the office, the files are stored on a server. I need to be able to take the files home and work on them while working on my laptop. When I get back to work, I need the files to synchronize with the server. I know I need to use the offline files ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Back Up Specific Folders on My Windows Computer?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I would like to be able to perform a backup of only certain folders on my Windows Vista laptop. I am concerned about running through the airport and having it getting bumped, dropped, or stolen. My job requires me to travel extensively, and I am just paranoid about a laptop crash and about losing my data. Can you help me...

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