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PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Display Registry Keys

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to display registry keys.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to provide a list of registry keys that I can filter, instead of using Regedit to search?  Use the Get-ItemProperty cmdlet and point it to a specific registry hive. The following command looks for       &...

Use PowerShell DSC to Configure the Registry

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and Desired State Configuration to configure the registry. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I thought I would piggy-back a bit on the excellent posts that Windows PowerShell MVP, Richard Siddaway, wrote this week about working with the registry with ...

Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Remotely Create Scheduled Task and Folder

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to remotely create a scheduled task and folder. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. On Friday in Use PowerShell to Create Scheduled Task in New Folder, I created a pretty long Windows PowerShell script that creates a folder for scheduled tasks, and ...

Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Document Scheduled Tasks

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to document scheduled tasks. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the really cool things about Windows PowerShell is the way that it builds on itself. When I learn a little bit about Windows PowerShell, I can apply those principles to accomplish ...