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Weekend Scripter: Back Up Your PowerShell Profile

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about automatically backing up your Windows PowerShell profile. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. My rule for making backups is that when the loss of the item would cause me grief, it is backed up. Otherwise, there is not too much need for a backup. This includes things that are not...

Use PowerShell to Back Up Word Docs

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to make a backup of all Word documents.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need some help. I routinely edit Microsoft Word documents, but because of the changes I make to the file, I like to keep the original file intact. So what I do is open a Word document, then I use...

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 ...

Weekend Scripter: Managing Symantec Backup Exec 2012 with PowerShell

Summary: Guest blogger, Mike F. Robbins, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to work with Backup Exec. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a new guest blogger, Mike F. Robbins. In this blog, Mike illustrates Windows PowerShell techniques for working with Symantec’s Backup Exec product. Mike F. Robbins is an MCITP...

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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