PowerGUI – Remotely Determine if Powershell is Installed

Here is a Node Script to determine if Powershell is installed on a remote computer:

[System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(‘Microsoft.VisualBasic’) | Out-Null
$name = [Microsoft.VisualBasic.Interaction]::Inputbox(“Enter the IP or Name of the server:”)
$pshell = Get-WmiObject Win32_QuickFixEngineering -ComputerName “$($name)” | Where-Object{$_.HotFixID -eq “kb968930”}
if ($pshell -eq $null){Write-Output “Powershell 2.0 is NOT installed.”}
else {Write-Output “Powershell 2.0 IS installed”}

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Silent Install of Firefox 3.6

So if you are like me, I had trouble figuring out how to do a silent install of Firefox. This is how you do it:
Go to Run & type %temp%
Run the setup file that was downloaded from firefox.com, wait for the files to extract.
Once the files are extracted, look for a folder at the end of the list.
In the folder there should be a file named setup.exe, in its properties you will see that it is the Firefox installer.
Copy the contents of the folder to your scripting directory.
You can then run setup.exe -ms to run the silent install.
Have a great day!