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What’s My PID?

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, creates a function to capture the process ID of a Windows PowerShell host. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I like to know is the process ID (PID) of specific processes. Often this is trivial. I can use the Get-Process cmdlet and, for example, look to see what the ...

Launch Elevated PowerShell Shell

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about launching an elevated Windows PowerShell shell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I had a great talk with Steve, the Scripting Manager. One of the things we talked about was the importance of community, and how the Windows PowerShell community seems to be really engaged ...

One of My Favorite PowerShell Functions

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, discusses one of his favorite functions: Get-EnumValues. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I am working on my presentation for Atlanta TechStravaganza 2015, which will happen on August 21. It will be a really cool event, and the Scripting Wife and I are looking forward to ...

Describe Your PowerShell Variables

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about adding a description to variables. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. There is a “water feature” outside that keeps running and running and running. It is a bit strange, and to be honest, it makes me think that it is raining all the time. In central Florida in the ...

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