2014 Winter Scripting Tag Archive

Up Next guest co-host Don Jones joins Jon Walz as they talk to Jason Helmick

PowerScripting Podcast

This week on the PowerScripting Podcast, Don Jones (@concentrateddon) is the guest co-host with Jon Walz and the guest will be Jason Helmick (@theJasonHelmick) Items up for discussion will be the …...

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Testing for the Presence of a Registry Key and Value

Scripting Games

There are a number of different ways to test for the presence of a registry key and value in PowerShell. Here’s how I like to go about it. We’ll use …...

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Reporting On Installed Windows Programs Via The Registry

Scripting Games

Quite a common request for working with Windows machines is to report the software installed on them. If you don’t have a centralised system for reporting on client software (many …...

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PowerShell Tip from the Head Coach of the 2014 Winter Scripting Games: Design for Performance and Efficiency!

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There are several concepts that come to mind when discussing the topic of designing your PowerShell commands for performance and efficiency, but in my opinion one of the items at …...

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Adding and Removing Items from a PowerShell Array

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Adding and removing Items from a PowerShell array is a topic which can lead to some confusion, so here are a few tips for you. Create an array and we …...

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Testing for Admin Privileges in PowerShell

Scripting Games

Sometimes when running a PowerShell script you may need to test at the beginning whether the process it was called from had Windows admin privileges in order to be able …...

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Scripting Games 2014 – event submission tip

Scripting Games

I’ve testing out the judging system using the practice event and one thing jumped out at me. It was a lot easier to understand the entries for those teams that …...

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Winter Scripting Games 2014 Tip #1: Avoid the aliases

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Having been a judge for the previous 2 Scripting Game competitions as well as competing in the 2 before that, I have seen my share of scripts submitted that didn’t …...

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PowerShell Tip #3 from the Winner of the Advanced Category in the 2013 Scripting Games

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In my previous blog article (PowerShell Tip #2), I left off with the subject of inline help and stated there was a better way. I’m fast-forwarding through lots of concepts …...

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PowerShell Tip #2 from the Winner of the Advanced Category in the 2013 Scripting Games

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Tip #2 – Comment (Document) your code! This is another one of those tips that probably isn’t very popular, but regardless of how good you are at writing PowerShell scripts …...

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