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Get Process Owner and Other Info with WMI and PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI to retrieve process owner and other information. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We were supposed to receive seven inches of snow the other day. They closed schools and businesses, and the roads were swamped with people rushing to various ...

Use WMI and PowerShell to Work with Services

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell and WMI to work with services. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is that time of the year. I just spent the last couple of hours uninstalling useless software from my laptop. This includes stuff that I intentionally installed and junk that becomes ...

Comparing WMI and Native PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about comparing WMI and using native Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. When Windows PowerShell was still in beta, there was a saying (song?) that said there must be 50 ways to stop a process. Actually, I am not certain it was ever turned into a Windows PowerShell...

When to Use WMI and PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about when to use WMI. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things that Windows PowerShell has done is make WMI very easy to use. Beginning with Windows PowerShell 1.0 and the Get-WmiObject cmdlet, WMI information has become much easier to access. Whereas a simple ...

Weekend Scripter: Announcing WMI Explorer 2.0

Summary: Microsoft senior support escalation engineer, Vinay Pamnani, talks about WMI Explorer 2.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I am pleased to invite back Microsoft senior support escalation engineer, Vinay Pamnani, who supports Configuration Manager. He's here to talk about the latest edition of his WMI Explorer ...

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