Scripting Blog [archived]

Formerly known as the "Hey, Scripting Guy!" blog

Three Cool PowerShell Service Tricks

Summary: Ed Wilson, the Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about three cool Windows PowerShell tricks for working with services. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It does not matter what ones role is, whether an Exchange Server admin, a Group Policy guru, or even an ordinary every day power user, one eventually needs to work with ...

Speed Up Excel Automation with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Georges Maheu, optimizes the Windows PowerShell script he presented yesterday. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Our guest blogger today is Georges Maheu. Georges presented a script yesterday to gather Windows services information in an Excel spreadsheet. Although the script did an adequate job for a small ...

Beat the Auditors, Be One Step Ahead with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Georges Maheu, opens his security assessment toolbox to discuss a Windows PowerShell script he uses to look at Windows services. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Our guest blogger today is Georges Maheu. Georges is one of my best friends, and I had a chance to work with him again during my recent Canadian ...

PowerShell Community and the Windows System Administration Tool

Summary: See how guest blogger, Rich Prescott, leveraged the Windows PowerShell community as he built his popular ArPosh Client System Administration tool. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We are really starting the new year off correctly. We have another very strong guest blogger today. Rich Prescott, is currently working as an ...

Use a PowerShell Script to Start Non-Running Automatic Services

Summary: Guest blogger, Karl Mitschke, discusses a Windows PowerShell script to start non-running services that are set to start automatically. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Our guest blogger today is Karl Mitschke, one of the authors of the Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible. Here is a little bit about Karl. Karl Mitschke is an IT ...