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Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Query a Microsoft Access Database with a Windows PowerShell Script?

 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? I do not want you to write it for me, but I would like a hint.-- KS Hello KS, Microsoft ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Why Was Beginner Event 3 in the Summer Scripting Games So Hard?

 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. I think it would have been better as an advanced event. What were you guys thinking?-- CSHello CS, Microsoft ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Query CPU Information with WMI and Windows PowerShell?

 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. -- SV Hello SV, Scripting Guy ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How About a Formal Wrap-Up of the 2009 Summer Scripting Games?

Hey Scripting Guy! Whatever happened to the Summer Scripting Games? There was all the build up to the games, and then the games were over, and that was it. It would be nice to know what happened. Can you do a recap or something?-- ZQ Hello ZQ, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. You know you are right. One of the things that happened ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Event 10 *Solutions* from Expert Commentators (Beginner and Advanced; the 1,500-meter race)

  (Note: These solutions were written for Event 10.) Beginner Event 10:  The 1,500-meter raceIn the 1,500-meter race, you will go for the gold by writing a script that counts down from three minutes.Guest commentator: Andrew Willett Andrew Willett is the projects manager for the IT department of a Steinhoff group ...

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