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Create a PowerShell Scheduled Job

Summary: Learn how to create a Windows PowerShell scheduled job. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, the Scripting Wife and I are about to straighten up the scripting house after the Windows PowerShell Saturday luau we had on Friday and the scripting slumber party we had over the weekend. Frankly, it is an awful lot of work to ...

Weekend Scripter: Get Detailed PowerShell Command Lifecycle Information

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using a preference variable to provide detailed Windows PowerShell command lifecycle information. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This has certainly been an interesting Windows PowerShell week. Yes indeed, it has been a fine Windows PowerShell week. The week began with a ...

Weekend Scripter: What Does a PowerShell Module Expose?

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about identifying what a Windows PowerShell module exposes to the user. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This is it; today is the day for Windows PowerShell Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you are in the area of the Microsoft Office today, come on by and at least say hi. ...

Easily Unblock All Files in a Directory Using PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to unblock all files in a directory. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is the day. As those of you who have been reading the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog on a regular basis know, today is the speaker’s dinner (and scripting slumber party) for ...

Use PowerShell to Simplify Access to XML Data

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to read XML files. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Tomorrow, we have the speaker’s dinner at the house that script built. The Scripting Wife and I have invited all the Windows PowerShell Saturday speakers for the Charlotte Windows...