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Use PowerShell to Detect if Hypervisor is Present

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to determine if a hypervisor is present  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been trying to use WMI to determine if a server has the hypervisor present. I found the WMI class, and even the properties I need. But alas, the WMI class seems to be broken, and it is ...

Use PowerShell to Disable Wi-Fi

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to disable Wi-Fi if Ethernet is connected.  Hey, Scripting Guy! When I have an Ethernet cable plugged in to my laptop and I am connected to a network, I want to ensure that everything else is disabled. How can I do that by using Windows PowerShell? —DH...

Use PowerShell to Enable Wi-Fi

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to enable Wi-Fi if Ethernet is not connected.  Hey, Scripting Guy! Most of the time when I use my laptop running Windows 8.1, I am plugged in to the Ethernet network at work. Occasionally, I unplug the laptop and take it to meetings. I keep the Wi-Fi ...

Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Find and Disable Webcams

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find and disable webcams and cameras. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is really interesting (at least to me) the way certain questions seem to swirl around like trigger fish taking up residence near a coral reef. They keep coming back, although...

Use PowerShell to Work with Network Adapter Power Settings

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to work with network adapter power settings. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I want to continue my network adapter series, but first... PowerShell Saturday #007 will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 8, 2014. This will be ...

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