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Use PowerShell to Explore Windows Audio Drivers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to explore Windows audio drivers.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem with one of my computers—the audio driver is causing me fits. I would like to know if I can use Windows PowerShell to explore this issue. I think it would be really valuable, ...

Use Hidden WMI Classes and PowerShell to Discover HID Info

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using two WMI classes from the root\wmi namespace to reveal additional HID hardware information. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, the Scripting Wife and I returned from Europe yesterday. It is good to be home, but we will miss our friends and all the great food. I fell ...

Use PowerShell and WMI to Find Wireless Keyboard & Mouse

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI to find a wireless keyboard or mouse attached to a system. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday, we had a great time at the Windows PowerShell user group meeting at the Microsoft Office in Munich (actually just outside of Munich). It was...

Use PowerShell 3.0 to Rename Network Adapters

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows 8 to rename network adapters. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I received an exciting email yesterday from Lido Paglia. As you may recall, Lido was a winner of the 2012 Scripting Games. I think it is so cool that he is now ...

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