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Use PowerShell to Add Files to Offline Windows Image

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to add files to an offline Windows image.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a number of VHDs that I need to add files to. I know that I can use File Manager to mount the VHD and then copy the files, but I am hoping that I can use Windows PowerShell to do this. The...

Start Virtual Machines in Order and Wait for Stabilization

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using a Windows PowerShell workflow to ensure that virtual machines start in order and stabilize. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Last month, I wrote the following blog post: Use PowerShell to Start or Stop Virtual Machines in Order. The workflow worked great. The problem is...

Use PowerShell for an Easy Shutdown

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to perform an easy shutdown. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things I do with Windows PowerShell is to automate repetitive tasks. It may sound rather obvious, but I can assure you it is not. The reason? I become a creature of habit. I ...

Remotely Run a PowerShell Workflow

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about running a Windows PowerShell workflow on a remote computer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning it is beautiful outside. I am sitting on the porch sipping a cup of English Breakfast tea. I made a pot this morning, and I added some orange peel, Meyer lemon, and a bit...

Uninstalling the PowerShell ISE by Using a Workflow

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about removing a Windows feature by using a Windows PowerShell workflow. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am sipping a cup of Sencha green tea. I happened to have some lying around and I decided I would go ahead and drink it this morning. I added a bit of fresh lemon...

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