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Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Get Startup Event Log Entries

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to query event logs for entries created during startup. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things that annoys me is when something changes on my laptop, and I know that I did not do anything to directly cause the change. Obviously, I did ...

How to Use PowerShell to Write to Event Logs

Summary: Guest blogger, Jonathan Tyler, talks about how to write to Windows event logs by using Windows PowerShell—and avoid errors in doing so. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. While I was at TechEd in New Orleans, I had the chance to talk to Jonathan Tyler. I see him from time-to-time, although he only lives a few hours ...

Translate a VBScript Event Log Script to PowerShell, Dude…

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about translating a VBScript script that queries the Windows Event logs directly into Windows PowerShell.    Hey, Scripting Guy! Dude! I have this way cool VBScript script that I use every day to query the event logs on our servers. It receives all of the events and displays it ...

Use PowerShell to Show Update Messages from a Specific App

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to display Windows Update messages from specific apps in Windows 8.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to find out how often I am getting Windows Update messages for various apps in Windows 8. It seems like I am having to update things quite often, but I want to ...

Use PowerShell to Find Windows 8 Modern App Updates

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find information about Windows 8 Modern App updates.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I love my Windows 8 laptop, and I also love my Windows RT Surface. One of the things that is a bit annoying is that it seems every time I turn on the computer, or my ...