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Weekend Scripter: Change Internet Explorer Start Page via PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to change the Internet Start page on his Microsoft Surface . Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is no secret that I love my Microsoft Surface. Just before our trip to Europe, I bought a nice Microsoft Surface Pro 2 with extra memory and disk space. ...

Don't Write Scripts, Write PowerShell Modules

Summary: The Microsoft Scripting Guys talk about turning three scripts into a single module to configure basic desktop tasks.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I have spent the last several days building a new computer. The following photo shows me working on my new computer. It actually took me only a couple of hours to move ...

Use PowerShell to Detect Version of Internet Explorer

   Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to detect the version of Internet Explorer that is running on your computer.   In this post: Version Control for PowerShell Scripts   Access Environment Variables using a VBS Script Hey, Scripting Guy! How do I access the user Environment Variables such as "...

Use PowerShell to Identify Causes of Internet Explorer Crashes

Summary: The Microsoft Scripting Guys show how to use Windows PowerShell to identify applications that cause Internet Explorer to crash.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am the network administrator where I work. I do mean the network administrator. I do everything from server configuration and installation, to user help desktop support. Our...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Change Browser History Settings via the Registry?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! Awhile back, I visited a really cool Web site (not yours), but I did not save it as a favorite. The site does not show up in my History folder. Is there any way I can use a script to retrieve this information? By the way, I enjoy reading about you in your opening stories. If I do not hear from you, I hope you ...

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