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Use PowerShell 3.0 to Work with Network Adapters

Summary: Learn how to use the Get-NetAdapter CIM cmdlet in Windows PowerShell 3.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I must live a rather boring life—although to be honest, it does not really seem to be so boring. Or perhaps, I am just a geek. What am I talking about? I am really excited about the Get-NetAdapter cmdlet in...

2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 8: Enable Network Adapters

  Summary: In Advanced Event 8, you are required to enable and disable network adapters.   About this event Event scenario You are a network consultant. As a result, you travel extensively. Your main computer is your laptop. At times, you may use a wireless network adapter to connect to wireless networks. When you are using wireless...

The Scripting Wife Uses PowerShell to Get Hardware Information

Summary: The Scripting Wife needs to get ready for the 2012 Scripting Games, and she uses Windows PowerShell to get hardware info from her laptop. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I were in Myrtle Beach, where I was working on the Scripting Games over the weekend. The trip to the Carolina Beaches is rapidly ...

Expert Solution for 2011 Scripting Games Advanced Event 5: Use PowerShell to Get Information Prior to Windows Upgrade

Summary: Microsoft MVP, Richard Siddaway, solves 2011 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games Advanced Event 5 and gets information prior to a Windows upgrade. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Richard Siddaway is our expert commentator today. Here are Richard’s own words describing his background, followed by his solution to Advanced...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Change My Desktop Monitor Resolution via Windows PowerShell?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to use a Windows PowerShell 2.0 script to change the resolution on my desktop monitor. Is this possible? -- AS   Hello AS, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here, I have been looking for a script to change my monitor resolution for years! When I used to travel all over the world and taught ...

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