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Use PowerShell to Detect Activation Status

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI to display Windows activation status.  Hey, Scripting Guy! The previous network administrator at my company was not attentive to his work. I am not sure what he actually did for a living, but it certainly was not network administration. I think he ...

Use the PowerShell DISM Cmdlets to Manage Windows 8

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses using the DISM module in Windows 8 to work with desktop settings. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I are looking forward to the Central Ohio PowerShell User Group (COPUG) in Columbus, Ohio next week. We have not been back to Columbus since we were ...

Use PowerShell 3.0 to Find Enabled Windows 8 Features

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to find enabled Windows 8 features. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the neat things about Windows (does not matter the version) is how I can customize the installation or deployment. In fact, nearly every version of Windows I have ever ...

Create a Custom Object from WMI by Using PowerShell

Summary: Create a custom object from WMI to display processor and operating system information using Windows PowerShell.   Hey, Scripting Guy! Your script yesterday was pretty cool. However, in addition to obtaining information about the processor, I also need to know operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit, the version of Windows that is ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (12/25/09)

In this post:   How Can I Get a List of All Drivers Available to a Computer? Hey, Scripting Guy! I liked your articles about how to get a list of the installed device drivers. However, I want to get a list of all drivers available for installation in the Windows Vista driver store (in other words, a list of hardware...

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