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Registry Cmdlets: First Steps with CDXML

Summary: Richard Siddaway shows how to start creating CDXML cmdlets. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the second post in a series. Yesterday, in Registry Cmdlets: Working with the Registry, I explained that there aren’t any cmdlets for working directly with the...

PowerTip: Use PoweShell to Search for CIM Classes

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to search for CIM classes.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to find a CIM class on my machine?  Use Get-WmiObject in List mode. For instance, to find the class for working with the registry, use: Get-WmiObject -Namespace root -Class StdRegProv -List –Recurse &...

Registry Cmdlets: Working with the Registry

Summary: Richard Siddaway investigates how to use CIM to manage the registry. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here filling in for my good friend The Scripting Guy. Today, I'm starting a series about registry cmdlets by investigating how to work with the registry. The bad news is that there aren’t any cmdlets for working with the ...

Weekend Scripter: Change Internet Explorer Start Page via PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to change the Internet Start page on his Microsoft Surface . Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is no secret that I love my Microsoft Surface. Just before our trip to Europe, I bought a nice Microsoft Surface Pro 2 with extra memory and disk space. ...

Leverage Registry Key Time Stamps via PowerShell

Summary: Guest blogger, Rohn Edwards, talks about leveraging registry key time stamps via Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we wrap-up a four-part series from Rohn Edwards, co-founder of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group. If you have not already done so, you may want to read the previous posts in the ...

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