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Use PowerShell to Audit and Install Windows Patches

Summary: Learn how to use a free Windows PowerShell module to audit and install patches on Windows systems.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Today, I am proud to present a guest blog post written by Boe Prox. Boe has written a really cool module to audit and install software patches on Windows systems. Boe is currently a senior ...

Check for Admin Credentials in a PowerShell Script

Summary: Learn how to check for administrative credentials when you run a Windows PowerShell script or command. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Boe Prox is our guest blogger today. Boe Prox is currently a senior systems administrator with BAE Systems. He has been in the IT industry since 2003. He spent the past three years ...

TechEd Trip Reports from 2010 Scripting Games Winners, Glenn and Boe

It seems like only yesterday that we were meeting Glenn Sizemore and Boe Prox at Tech·Ed 2010 North America in New Orleans. What? It was more than six weeks ago? Oh, right. Moving on... We asked Glenn and Boe if they would write brief trip reports about their Tech·Ed experiences. Enjoy!   Glenn Sizemore (First Place in ...

How Can I Determine the Day of the Week?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a script that does certain management tasks based on the day of the week. I know how get the date in a script, but how can I tell whether it’s a Monday or a Tuesday or whatever? -- CT, Tallahassee, FL Hey, CT. This is actually much easier then it might sound; that’s because VBScript ...