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A PowerShell Carol in which Ebenezer Script Learns WMI

   Summary: A Windows PowerShell Carol in which Ebenezer Script learns how easy it to use WMI to check disk space usage.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am wondering if Ebenezer Script will learn how easy it is to work with WMI from inside Windows PowerShell. -- CS   Hello CS, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is almost ...

Weekend Scripter: Holiday PowerShell Carol, Part One

   Summary: Holiday Windows PowerShell Carol, Part One in which Ebenezer forces Bob SnipIt to use VBScript.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is almost the end of the year and we have decided to devote some posts to the holiday season. We even have guest bloggers from around the world to share some holiday spirit. ...

Weekend Scripter: Using Windows PowerShell to Make a Marquee

  Summary: Learn how to display output as moving text by using Windows PowerShell and easy to use techniques.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. After a long, hot and oppressive summer, Fall has descended upon Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. The wife (who also scripts) and I decided to head down to the Columbia...

Draw Boxes and Lines in the Windows PowerShell Console Host

  Summary: Microsoft MVP Sean Kearney shows how to draw boxes and lines in the Windows PowerShell console while scripting three reusable functions.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Just when I thought it was safe to open my email, I get a tweet from Sean Kearney saying he has a present for me. Low and behold, Sean has sent ...

How to Use PowerShell to Create Shared Folders in Windows 7

  Summary: Guest blogger Sean Kearney shows you how to use Windows PowerShell to create shared folders and set permissions on a Windows desktop.   Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I use Windows PowerShell to create shares? -- SK   Hello SK, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Wrapping up Guest Blogger Week is Sean ...

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