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PowerShell Above and Beyond the Minimum Requirements

Summary: Two Microsoft Windows PowerShell experts get extreme with the standard Hello World script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Last month at the Charlotte PowerShell User Group meeting, we played around with some scenarios, and we had each of the attendees work through the tasks to see the various ways they would come up with...

Weekend Scripter: The Scripting Wife Talks About the First Warm-Up Event in the Winter Scripting Games

Summary: The Scripting Wife talks about the first event in the 2013 Winter Scripting Games warm-up events. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have a special guest. You guessed it: The Scripting Wife is with us today. If you are reading the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog for the first time, Welcome. Let me give you a little ...

Weekend Scripter: Sort Process Names by Length of Name

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, takes some time out to play around with the Format-Wide cmdlet. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, the Scripting Wife and I are hanging out on the beach this weekend. Because I have a long weekend (thanks to a way cool Scripting Manager) I feel like it is a holiday or something. Well...

Create a Custom Hyper-V Resource Metering Reset Report

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows you how to create a custom Hyper-V Resource Metering reset report by using Windows PowerShell 3.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, I found a pretty cool Pandora app for my Windows RT Surface, and so I am listening to a cool Rolling Stones song as I type this. Actually I...

Query AD for Computers and Use Ping to Determine Status

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to query Active Directory for computers, ping for status, and display in green/red.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. While the Scripting Wife and I were out in California speaking to the Microsoft Premier Field Engineers (PFE) about Windows PowerShell, a question arose. The PFE said he...

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