The 2011 Scripting Games will be held April 4–April 15, 2011, and will test a variety of commonly required skills for IT pros seeking to automate their production environment. The development of competencies in the areas shown below will help the prospective Games participant to successfully complete the 10 task-based scenarios that make up the 2011 Scripting Games.
Hey Scripting Guy! I am working on a Windows PowerShell script, and I would like to pause the script for three minutes and then resume it. I know I can use the Start-Sleep cmdlet to halt script execution, but I would like to give a visual indication that the script is waiting,
Hey Scripting Guy! I have a bunch of data in a tab-separated value (TSV) file that I need to sort based upon one of the columns. If you could help me it would be great. We are using Windows PowerShell 2.0 if that is of any importance to your solution.
Hey Scripting Guy! I have a laptop that I bought last year with Windows Vista installed on it. I love it. However, I have been reading all the positive reviews surrounding Windows 7, and I think I am going to install Windows 7 as soon as it is available.
Hey Scripting Guy! I am trying to convert a number of text files that have been used to create old Web pages to a Web site that uses a new format. The problem is that the text files are not in a standard format.
Hey Scripting Guy! I have a log file that is produced by an application. The file is simply text, and is not really formatted in any discernable way. I can open the log in Notepad and use the <ctrl-f> (control –f) command to search the text file for specific things,
Hey Scripting Guy! Internet Explorer used to be limited to only downloading two items at a time. I found a script that would increase it to 10, but that script does not work on Windows 7. I got accustomed to being able to download 10 things at the same from within Internet Explorer.
Hey Scripting Guy! I have a Microsoft Access database that I need to query from a Windows PowerShell script. I have seen a number of VBScript examples, but I cannot find any Windows PowerShell samples. Can you point me in the right direction?
Hey Scripting Guy! I really enjoyed participating in the 2009 Summer Scripting Games. The events were really cool, and I learned a lot. One minor criticism is in order: I thought the shot put beginner event 3 was too hard.
Hey, Scripting Guy! I am interested in working with WMI and I would like to query for information from the CPU class. Do you have a script that will show me information about my CPU? I am particularly in need of processor speed and memory because we are trying to do an inventory to plan our upgrade.