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Working with Windows Startup Processes and PowerShell

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using Windows PowerShell to examine startup processes in Windows 10. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am playing with the Xbox One Smart Glass app on Windows 10. I have used the app since it was in beta, and I just got my Xbox One. But I have started using...

Weekend Scripter: Report on Network Level Authentication

Summary: Boe Prox shows how to use Windows PowerShell to report on Network Level Authentication. Honorary Scripting Guy and Windows PowerShell MVP, Boe Prox, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. I plan to spend this Sunday showing you how you can report on whether your systems are enabled for Network Level ...

Look at Schema of WMI Class with PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to look at the schema of a WMI class. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things about WMI is that it is largely self-describing. This means that I can use WMI and look at WMI. With the CIM cmdlets, this goes even a step further. For ...

Use PowerShell to Detect if Hypervisor is Present

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to determine if a hypervisor is present  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have been trying to use WMI to determine if a server has the hypervisor present. I found the WMI class, and even the properties I need. But alas, the WMI class seems to be broken, and it is ...

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