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Use PowerShell to Create New Windows Firewall Rules

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to create new Windows Firewall rules on local and remote systems. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we are off to Europe. The Scripting Wife and I are actually on separate flights—it’s the way the airline miles worked out for the ...

Use PowerShell for Network Host and Port Discovery Sweeps

Summary: Guest blogger, Niklas Goude, discusses using Windows PowerShell to perform ping sweeps and port scans on a connected network. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week we have guest blogger Niklas Goude. Before we get to Niklas, I want to mention that you should mark your calendars for September 15, 2012 because that is ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Weekend Scripter: Improving Yesterday’s Windows Firewall Script

  Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. The Smokey Mountains are about 10 degrees cooler than Charlotte, North Carolina, is. The problem is that it was nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Charlotte. Anyway, getting to spend some time with my old high school friend has been fun, even if he does not know Windows PowerShell from a seashell. ...

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