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Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Find and Disable Webcams

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find and disable webcams and cameras. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is really interesting (at least to me) the way certain questions seem to swirl around like trigger fish taking up residence near a coral reef. They keep coming back, although...

Use PowerShell to Explore Windows Audio Drivers

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to explore Windows audio drivers.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem with one of my computers—the audio driver is causing me fits. I would like to know if I can use Windows PowerShell to explore this issue. I think it would be really valuable, ...

Use Hidden WMI Classes and PowerShell to Discover HID Info

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using two WMI classes from the root\wmi namespace to reveal additional HID hardware information. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, the Scripting Wife and I returned from Europe yesterday. It is good to be home, but we will miss our friends and all the great food. I fell ...

Use PowerShell and WMI to Find Wireless Keyboard & Mouse

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI to find a wireless keyboard or mouse attached to a system. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Yesterday, we had a great time at the Windows PowerShell user group meeting at the Microsoft Office in Munich (actually just outside of Munich). It was...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (11/6/09)

In this post:   Using the Active Directory DirectoryEntry Class Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been writing some scripts for Active Directory, and this past weekend I ran into something that puzzled me. When a search is performed against Active Directory (using the DirectoryEntry class and searcher class), and when ...

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