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Use PowerShell to Change IP Behavior with SkipAsSource

Summary: Microsoft support engineer James Kehr talks about using Windows PowerShell to change IP behavior by implementing SkipAsSource. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have guest blogger James Kehr, a support engineer here at Microsoft. Take it away, James … When James was asked to write a guest blog post for the...

Use PowerShell to Configure the NIC on Windows Server 2012

Summary: Guest blogger and Microsoft MVP Jan Egil Ring talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to automatically configure the NIC on Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday, The Scripting Wife and I traveled from Stockholm, Sweden, to Oslo, Norway, and had dinner with MVP Jan Egil Ring. Today, I ...

Use a PowerShell Module to Run Windows Update

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using a free Windows PowerShell module to run Windows Update on a computer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One thing that is a bit disappointing is that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 do not come with cmdlets to permit me to run Windows Update from inside ...

Use PowerShell 3.0 to Clear the Client DNS Cache on Workstations

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to clear the client DNS cache on workstations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I love about Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows 8 is the number of cmdlets available. These cmdlets make it possible to perform literally hundreds of ...

The Easy Way to Monitor for an IP Address by Using PowerShell

Summary: The Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to monitor for acquiring an IP address.  Hey, Scripting Guy! We have a problem. It seems that when people with laptops come into the office, it takes forever for them to obtain network access. On the tool bar, a blue circle of death spins in an infinite ...

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