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Weekend Scripter: Create a SendTo Notepad Shortcut

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create a SendTo Notepad shortcut. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I absolutely love using Windows 8. To me, it is the best operating system we have ever released at Microsoft. I am especially proud that some of the Help articles I wrote are ...

Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Manage Windows Network Locations

Summary: Guest blogger, Microsoft PFE, Chris Wu, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows network locations. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have another guest blog by my good friend Microsoft premier field engineer (PFE), Chris Wu. Chris started his career at Microsoft in 2002, first as a support engineer in...

Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Change Computer Icon Caption to Computer Name

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to change the caption of the computer icon to local computer name.  Changing desktop icon captions Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Charlotte Windows PowerShell User Group this past Thursday was a lot of fun. We decided to hold a mini ...

The Easy Way to Use PowerShell to Work with Special Folders

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson shows the easy way to use Windows PowerShell to work with the paths to special folders.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I notice that in lots of your sample scripts, you often use a folder named FSO, and it appears off of your C: drive. Why do you do this? Is creating an FSO folder really a best practice? &...

Use PowerShell to Find User Profiles on a Computer

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to find all user profiles on a computer, and to display the date when each profile was last used.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I would like to find a good way to see which profiles exist on my laptop. I found a Hey, Scripting Guy! post to do this, but it uses VBScript. Can this be done using Windows ...

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