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Use PowerShell and WMI to Glean Basic Operating System Information

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI to obtain basic operating system information.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to check on computers on my network to find out the operating system, service pack level, and whether the computer has been rebooted in the last 30 days. Can you help with this...

Use PowerShell to Provide Startup Information

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find startup information.  Hey, Scripting Guy! It seems that my laptop running Windows 8.1 takes forever to start lately. I don’t really even know where to begin with this. I haven’t added anything that I know of, but still it is dog slow...

Use PowerShell to Easily Compare the Time Between Two Computers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to easily compare the time between two computers. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. In two days, I will be speaking to the AZPOSH Windows PowerShell user group in Phoenix, Arizona. No, I am not flying out there—I have enough travel coming up. ...

Use PowerShell 3.0 to Find Enabled Windows 8 Features

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to find enabled Windows 8 features. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the neat things about Windows (does not matter the version) is how I can customize the installation or deployment. In fact, nearly every version of Windows I have ever ...

Use PowerShell to Save Time with Win32_TimeZone and DST Time Changes

Summary: Write a Windows PowerShell function to determine the status of time changes to daylight savings time. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. At the Windows PowerShell User Group meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, Brian Wilhite talked about a few of his scripts during the script club. I said, “Dude, that is cool, and I ...

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