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Why Are All These Services Starting?

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using WMI to find out how services start.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I was looking at the processes on my workstation, and I see lots of things running. I suspect many of these are actually services. But I am wondering how I can use Windows PowerShell to find services that start ...

Exclude Delayed Start Services when Checking Status with PowerShell

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP, Mike Robbins, shows us how to use Windows PowerShell to check the status of Windows services and improve the accuracy of results. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back guest blogger, Mike Robbins. Mike F Robbins is a senior systems engineer with 20 years of professional experience as an IT ...

The Admin’s First Steps: Capacity Planning Part 2

Summary: Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to store data for capacity planning.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting learning PowerShell and I understand how to use it as a scripting language and shell. I’ve been told to start performing capacity planning for my servers, and I am wondering how I can use ...

The Admin’s First Steps: Capacity Planning Part 1

Summary: Richard Siddaway talks about using Windows PowerShell to collect data for capacity planning.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting learning Windows PowerShell and I understand how to use it as a scripting language and shell. I’ve been told to start performing capacity planning for my servers and was wondering how I ...

PowerTip: Use PoweShell to Start Service on Remote Machine

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to start a service on a remote machine. How can I start a service on a remote machine? To start a service on a local machine:Get-Service -Name bits  | Start-serviceBut if you try to use the same technique on a remote machine, it tries to start the service on your local machine:Get-...

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