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Use PowerShell to Troubleshoot “Provider Load Failure”

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to troubleshoot a “provider load failure.” Hey, Scripting Guy! I ran across what may be an interesting issue for you. In one of our audit scripts last night, we received the following error: Test-Connection : Provider load failure  At ...

The Scripting Guy Talks About PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step

Summary: The latest episode of TechNet Radio with the Scripting Guy just went live! Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the good things I have to announce, is that I am continuing my podcast series with Microsoft IT Pro evangelist, Blain Barton. Blain and I have been doing monthly TechNet Radio IT Time shows for over a year. ...

Bespoke Scripting? What Do You Want in PowerShell?

Summary: Let the Windows PowerShell team know what you would like to see in the next version. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week is a complete geek fest for me. I am in Redmond at the Microsoft Corporation headquarters hanging out with the Windows PowerShell team. This morning I had coffee with one of the Windows PowerShell...

Increase PowerShell Command History to the Max (Almost)

Summary: In Windows PowerShell command history, you may run into the console history limit. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. While I was in Cincinnati, Ohio for their first Windows PowerShell User Group meeting, I had a chance to meet a lot of my old friends. Later that week when I was teaching a Windows PowerShell workshop for a ...

Weekend Scripter: Exploring New and Improved PowerShell 3.0 Cmdlets

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, goes spelunking for new and improved Windows PowerShell 3.0 cmdlets. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is officially the last day of my vacation. Tomorrow, early in the morning, I hop on a plane and head to Redmond, Washington for a week of meetings. This is not a bad thing ...

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