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Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (7/10/09)

    Troubleshooting a Windows Powershell Script Hey Scripting Guy! I tried to use the script from the May 2009 TechNet Magazine article, Hey, Scripting Guy! Working with Access Databases in Windows PowerShell. But when I run it I get an error. This happens both on my Windows Vista  computer (64 bit, Service Pack 2) with ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Event 8 *Solutions* from Expert Commentators (Beginner and Advanced; the pole vault)

  (Note: These solutions were written for Event 8.) Beginner Event 8: The pole vaultIn the pole vault event, you will raise the bar as you run down the folder that is consuming the most disk space on your computer. Guest commentator: Michael Frommhold Michael is a premier field engineer at Microsoft Germany.VBScript ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Event 4 *Solutions* from Expert Commentators (Beginner and Advanced; the high jump)

  (Note: These solutions were written for Event 4.)   Beginner Event 4: The High JumpIn the high jump event, you must soar to new heights as you read a database containing high jumpers training data in order to predict who will win on gameday.Guest commentator: Bruno TerkalyBruno Terkaly is a Microsoft developer ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (03/27/09)

Determining if SQL Is Installed; How to Read Paired Information into a Dictionary Object  Hey, Scripting Guy! Being an avid reader of your columns for the last several years has been a blast. I wrote you once before but with no success (in terms of a reply, which was expected, and in terms of not seeing an article related to my question, ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Edit Terminal Server Profiles for Users in Active Directory?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to modify the terminal server profile for a bunch of users in Active Directory, and I don't get it. I can see the properties on Active Directory Users and Computers, but when I look in ADSI Edit, I cannot find the property names. I know they must be there, but I am at a loss to figure it out. Can you help?- TD Hi ...