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2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 9: Perform an Inventory

  Summary: In Advanced Event 9, you are required to perform a hardware inventory and write the information to an XML file.   About this event Event scenario You are a network manager at a medium-sized organization, and it is time to perform an inventory of computers on the network. You need to collect the following information: ...

Use PowerShell to Parse an XML File and Sort the Data

Summary: In this blog, the Scripting Wife learns how to use Windows PowerShell to parse her books XML files and to find authors and sort titles. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today the registration opens for the 2012 Scripting Games. You can go to the 2012 Scripting Games site on PoshCode, click Log On, choose your ...

The Scripting Wife Learns to Use PowerShell to Work with XML

Summary: In this blog, the Scripting Wife learns how to use Windows PowerShell to work with an XML file. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is only eight days until the kickoff of the 2012 Scripting Games. Tomorrow the signup for the 2012 Scripting Games goes live. I have finished all the meetings, and everything is now in ...

Use PowerShell to Parse XML Exchange Audit Results

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to parse XML-formatted Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 audit reports.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem. The search results that return from the New-AdminAuditLogSearch cmdlet are pretty useless. Looking at all that XML in Internet Explorer is not very fun...

See Why PowerShell Can't Export Some Properties to CSV

Summary: Learn why Windows PowerShell cannot export certain properties to a CSV file and what to do about it.   Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The other day, Terry Dow posted a comment on my Use PowerShell to Work with CSV Formatted Text blog post. Basically, Terry is asking about exporting a multivalue property via Export-...

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