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Don’t Write WMI Scripts, Use a PowerShell Module

Summary: Learn how to use a free Windows PowerShell module to avoid writing WMI scripts to get common administrator information.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the things that is really cool about Windows PowerShell modules, is that you can mix and match them. In this way, a module, a pair of modules, or an entire ...

Combine PowerShell Modules to Avoid Writing Scripts

Summary: Learn how to combine Windows PowerShell modules to save time and reduce scripting overhead.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. One of the cool things about Windows PowerShell modules is that they are easy to share. In addition, because the code is packaged as a module, one automatically knows what to do with the module, ...

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 ...

Handle Formatted Output in PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Doug Finke, illustrates how to handle formatted output in a Windows PowerShell script. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Doug Finke is our guest blogger. Doug Finke is a Microsoft PowerShell MVP working for Lab49, a company that builds advanced applications for the financial service ...

Scripting Wife Learns About Unblocking Files in PowerShell

Summary: The Scripting Wife learns how to unblock files that are downloaded from the Internet by using Windows PowerShell and a Sysinternals tool. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. It is two days until the 2011 Scripting Games kick off. Things are quiet right now, and I am enjoying a chance to catch my breath and to relax. I am ...