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Use PowerShell to Quickly Find Installed Software

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to quickly find installed software on local and remote computers.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Guest Blogger Weekend concludes with Marc Carter. The Scripting Wife and I were lucky enough to attend the first PowerShell User Group meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas. It was way cool, ...

Use PowerShell to Modify Your Environmental Path

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to work with your environmental path variable.   Weekend Scripter: Use Windows PowerShell to Modify Your Path Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Welcome back to the weekend and Guest Blogger Sean Kearney. Read more about Sean and his previous guest blog posts. Now without further ado (or ...

Use the BSonPoSH PowerShell Module to Check AD Replication

Summary: Learn how to use the BSonPoSH Windows PowerShell module to check Active Directory replication and other tasks.   Hey, Scripting Guy! Your article yesterday left me wondering. If there are so many cool things in the BSonPoSH module, why did you only show a couple of commands? Are there other things you can do with that module? &...

Use PowerShell to Clear All Logs

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to check disk space used by logs, and to clear those logs to reclaim space.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the things I found as I was researching ways to enable and to disable the ETW trace logs is that a seemingly large number of people wanted a way to clear out all the logs...

Don’t Write WMI Scripts, Use a PowerShell Module

Summary: Learn how to use a free Windows PowerShell module to avoid writing WMI scripts to get common administrator information.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the things that is really cool about Windows PowerShell modules, is that you can mix and match them. In this way, a module, a pair of modules, or an entire ...

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