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Use PowerShell to Work with Windows Explorer

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Chris Wu, talks about using Windows PowerShell to work with the Windows Desktop through the Windows Explorer interface. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I have the privilege of welcoming back Chris Wu. Chris is a Microsoft premier field engineer (PFE) in Canada. If you are interested, see his other&...

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 ...

Learn How to Use PowerShell to Configure Jump Lists

Summary: Microsoft PFE, Chris Wu, discusses using Windows PowerShell to configure Jump Lists. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome to the weekend. Today we have a special treat in the form of a guest blogger. The Scripting Wife and I had the good fortune to meet Chris Wu in Montreal, Canada when we were there doing a Windows ...

Don't Write Scripts, Write PowerShell Modules

Summary: The Microsoft Scripting Guys talk about turning three scripts into a single module to configure basic desktop tasks.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. I have spent the last several days building a new computer. The following photo shows me working on my new computer. It actually took me only a couple of hours to move ...

Use PowerShell to Add Commands to the Windows Explorer Command Bar

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to add commands to the Windows Explorer command bar in Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Weekend Scripter Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, here. Did you ever have one of those times when a seemingly simple project suddenly morphed into a monster project? It seems that when I have a bit of extra time, ...

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