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Weekend Scripter: Playing Around with PowerShell Modules

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about discovering cool information by playing around with Windows PowerShell modules. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is the weekend here in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. I am sipping a cup of oolong green tea with a bit of jasmine and cinnamon stick, and ...

Use a PowerShell Module to Run Windows Update

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using a free Windows PowerShell module to run Windows Update on a computer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One thing that is a bit disappointing is that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 do not come with cmdlets to permit me to run Windows Update from inside ...

An Insider’s Guide to PowerShell Module Information

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses some of the great resources for learning about creating and using Windows PowerShell modules. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Florida trip is nearly upon us. The Scripting Wife and I are busy packing and looking forward to a great week. We kick off the week in grand style&...

Modify PowerShell Comment-Based Help to Display Function Use

Summary: In the final version of my Windows PowerShell WMI helper module, I add aliases and modify comment-based help to find roles of functions. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is the weekend, at least in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States. I have had a lot of fun working on my WMI helper module this week, and the ...

Install Active Directory Management Service for Easy PowerShell Access

Summary: In this step-by-step blog post, the Microsoft Scripting Guy covers installing the Active Directory Management Service for Windows PowerShell access to Active Directory Domain Services.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I read with interest your blog post yesterday about using the Microsoft Windows PowerShell cmdlets to work with users in ...

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