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Use PowerShell to Identify Causes of Internet Explorer Crashes

Summary: The Microsoft Scripting Guys show how to use Windows PowerShell to identify applications that cause Internet Explorer to crash.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I am the network administrator where I work. I do mean the network administrator. I do everything from server configuration and installation, to user help desktop support. Our...

Windows PowerShell, Invalid Certificates, and Automated Downloading

Summary: If a trusted website has an expired or self-signed certificate, you must ignore the error to use Windows PowerShell with the website.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Years ago I used to teach MCSE training classes and one of my favorites was a course on troubleshooting. Because I was a consultant by day and instructor ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Change Browser History Settings via the Registry?

  Hey, Scripting Guy! Awhile back, I visited a really cool Web site (not yours), but I did not save it as a favorite. The site does not show up in my History folder. Is there any way I can use a script to retrieve this information? By the way, I enjoy reading about you in your opening stories. If I do not hear from you, I hope you ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Download Multiple Files at Once with Internet Explorer in Windows 7?

 Hey Scripting Guy! Internet Explorer used to be limited to only downloading two items at a time. I found a script that would increase it to 10, but that script does not work on Windows 7. I got accustomed to being able to download 10 things at the same from within Internet Explorer. Do you have a script that will make that change for me...

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, ...

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