Windows PowerShell is a command line shell and scripting language for Windows that supersedes the CMD.exe shell and batch language. PowerShell is also an automation engine for Windows that provides functionality similar to Windows Script Host and VBScript.

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Use powershell/7za.exe to extract multiple zip files

The following code ls *.zip | % { c:\bin\7za.exe e $_ -o..\..\unzipped } got the following error messages. Error: Incorrect command line Error: Incorrect command line Error: Incorrect command ...
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Set font in the clipboard by powershell

My first question here :) I searched a lot and could not find the answer to my problem. I know how to pipe my output to the clipboard. What I want to achieve is to set the contents of the clipboard ...
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Properly extracting from an array

I have a CSV with one column, numbers formatted as 111-0000, that I'm reading in to process one at a time. I'm trying to import the column of information from the CSV, but I'm having trouble figuring ...
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Making Batch to run Windows PowerShell, then have it run some text

I am newer to making batch files. I am trying to run a command that will open windows PowerShell in a specific directory, and then once there to run a command. So far I have the following. ...
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PowerShell Excel search replace issue with loop

What I'm doing here is to search excel sheet for a value, if value matches it will be replaced by first value in a given text file: example: search for value text find the first instance replace ...
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Using -replace on pipes in powershell

I want to test out a replace before I use it, so I'm trying to write a quick online command to see what the output is. However, I'm not sure what the syntax is. What I want to do is something like ...
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Modified and creation time for file in powershell

I would like to get the modified and creation time for file in powershell. This commandd: forfiles /m *.* /c "cmd /c echo @file @ftime" gives the modified time. What is the attribute name for for ...
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Backrefence syntax in powershell's sed

How do I back reference a capture group in powershell's sed? I can't seem to find the syntax for it. IE I expect echo "hello" | sed "s|(h)ello|world\1|" to output worldh, but instead I get the ...
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PowerShell script to decrypt file

Can some one help me with this command to decrypt files using powershell? echo YOURpassPHRASE | gpg --keyring "C:\directory\filepath" --secret-keyring "C:\directory\filepath" --batch --yes ...
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Simple addition in CSV using powershell 2.0

Given a csv-file of the following form: example.csv 1,2,3,4 5,6,7,8 ... What is a powershell script I can use to add the first two elements together and update the same input file, like this: ...
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Schedule task to run monthly with powershell

I'm trying to create a scheduled task with powershell, the task is supposed to run the 10th every month, but I can't figure out how to use New-ScheduledTaskTrigger with a monthly interval. $t4Name = ...
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How to append output from sqlcmd argument to txt file?

I am 100% new to batch files, so bear with me. sqlcmd -U %username% -P %pw% -S ServerName -d TableName -i "%%G" >> output.txt This doesn't work. It works fine without the >>. The error ...
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posh-git not reading my profile

I'm using posh-git (part of Github for Windows). I want to set a custom prompt as in this question. However, posh-git is not reading my profile file. I have tried: Running PowerShell as ...
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Powershell tee command locks file

Is it possible to run powershell tee command so that it doesn't lock the file, allowing to view it?
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Unable to delete .swp file

I'm using Vim on Windows 7 Enterprise. Vim sometimes creates an .swp file. After closing Vim, this file sticks around. I would like to delete it. However, I receive the following error: ri : Cannot ...
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Bulk Folder Renaming Powershell Script

The script below is used for Bulk Folder Renaming. However I wanted to make this as a Generic Script so users can give input and use it accordingly. This script has 3 inputs a) Enter the Source ...
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Robocopy Log File Meaning of New File, New Dir

I've been learning and using robocopy a lot for the last few weeks. One thing I have not been able to find is good documentation on the terms used in the default log file. There is no header row in ...
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Powershell x86 on Windows 8, Sony Tab20

trying to kill or stop-process a few PIDs, but powershell won't accept any commands like "kill" or "Stop-Process". What do I use to stop the process?
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Copy from SFTP to local host using Username/ privatekey.ppk using powershell

would you please help me , i need script that copy files from FTP server to local host using only Username and .ppk as a private key , i don't have password. is it possible to do that. Please ...
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Can robocopy show the console and create a log file?

I'm working with robocopy for the first time and have got most of it figured out and working well except logging. I have experimented a bunch and if I run my job like this: robocopy /xc /xn /xo ...
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Detect powershell function input is redirected

I have a subprocess that I want to call from powershell that might be interactive or I might pipe data straight into it. For example: # This is interactive: & c:\python27\python.exe # This takes ...
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Why does $_.Name include full path when within quotes in Powershell?

When I run this in powershell it outputs the name of my files (in this case just one), without full path: PS C:\dev\temp> gci test.* | % { $_.Name } test.txt When I put the name in quotes for ...
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schtasks.exe - Start At Login, Run Every Minute

I'm having trouble getting schtasks.exe to create a Sheduled task that will: Start at logon Repeat at minute intervals I've tried the following: schtasks /Create /SC MINUTE /MO 1 /TR ...
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Powershell not recognizing Commands

I'm a beginner in PowerShell, I've been working with it for a little while, but suddenly it started not recognizing some commands, for example , typing the Command Set-Location, generates this error : ...
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PSModule provider is missing

I recently installed Windows 10 on my laptop. Problem is that I cannot install apps from OneGet because I cannot install Chocolatey source because PSModule provider is missing. Screenshot: Click for ...
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Remove bracket characters in filenames using Powershell

I have a large document library stored on a Sharepoint server which has been migrated over from an old Access database, versioning of these documents was controlled by the user and appended at the end ...
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In >= Windows 8, how might I return all MSMQ Journal entries for named Queue in powershell?

As introduced in MSMQ Cmdlets (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh405007(v=vs.85).aspx), we now have the ability to query our queue. If I run PS C:\Get-MsmqQueue Then I get a full list ...
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passing value from powershell script to cmd script

I want to pass value “200001” from the PowerShell to cmd script “1%” The cmd script used by multiple powershell scripts, and each PowerShell script has its own value. PS script: function ...
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Need help writing a Powershell script to automate a silent install of Avamar Client on multiple machines

I am writing a Powershell script to automate a silent install of Avamar Client on multiple machines. Here is the script that I have written so far, but it keeps coming up with errors: #Variables ...
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Issues with Powershell variables/expressions

I'm trying to build a Get-Winevent command using variables, but I'm having issues with variables inside "built" commands and I've hit the proverbial brick wall. On the last bit of code, if I remove ...
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Can't install local copy of MSI with msiexec, but can over the network with psexec

I'm not sure why this is the case, but I can't install a local copy of a MSI if I remote into the machine in PowerShell with msiexec. I get this error: [computername]: PS C:\temp> msiexec -q -i ...
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Is there a Powershell remoting equivalent of using psexec as the system account?

PSEXEC has a -s argument that will "Run the remote process in the System account." I'm currently using a Powershell remoting session as follows: $s = New-PSSession -computerName $server The user ...
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Change Powershell Execution Policy silently from Batch script

I would like some help on setting a registry value for powershell. The path is [hkey_local_machine\system32\windows\microsoft\powershell\1\shellids\microsoft.powershell] ...
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How to recursively delete all .DS_STORE files from a directory on a Windows Machine?

I extracted a .zip file compressed on a Mac and discovered that the compression included all the .DS_STORE meta-directory files (I think used to speed up spotlight search, but besides the point?). Is ...
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Parameters with spacebars parsed incorrectly for a powershell script run from a batch file

I have a batch file that runs a powershell script and I need to pass two parameters to the script. In my batch it looks like this: powershell -executionpolicy remotesigned -File "my script.ps1" "my ...
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PowerShell script is interrupted by a automatic reboot during unattend Windows installation

I have a problem during the unattended installation of Windows 7. I'm using an unattend.xml file to install Windows. In the unattend.xml, there are RunSynchronousCommand statements to run a PowerShell ...
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“invoke-command” using wusa.exe in powershell - won't install the msu

I'm attempting to push a windows hotfix to a number of computers on our network, using PowerShell v3. I've downloaded the appropriate .msu file, I've been able to successfully install it from the ...
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Moving a folder across the network

I need to move (not copy then delete, for the sake of file verification) a folder from a network folder to another network folder using Powershell. I have tried Move-Item (where test1 is a folder): ...
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How to control speed on Copy Paste [duplicate]

My situation is the speed of syncing files through vpn need to be controlled to 500K. I have couple of scripts running on schedule using powershell, robocopy. The process is basically just a copy and ...
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Path error in script

I am Googling scripts to find a PS script to count file types and files in several directory's on our network. I have several directory's on my "Libraries" directory on my PC at work. I'm just ...
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Set “deny log on locally” in Powershell?

Using powershell in Server 2008 R2, how to set the Deny Log On Locally policy for my domain?
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Copy all files with a certain name using Powershell

I'd like to find and copy all the files in a certain directory and all it's sub-directories with a particular name. I'm using Copy-Item in Powershell (technet | ss64) Here's what I have: Copy-Item ...
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Replace files smaller than 1KB from backup

I need to use backups to replace corrupted files on a shared folder. All corrupted files are fixed size = 1KB and have the archive flag set. Basically, I'd like to replace files in the destination ...
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Using atom as text editor for Github for Windows

small question, I use atom text editor, today I installed Github for windows. Since all my commits messages triggered notepad.exe, I used the following line to change my global editor: git config ...
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how to copy files from SFTP to local host(windows server) using powershell

I am using the below power shell command to copy file from server "SFTP" to windows server. for some reason the Script is not working would you please help # Scriptname.ps1 # send the files to ...
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Powershell - select and update an attribute “on the fly”

I am trying to look for AD users who have an null attribute ("terminalservicesprofilepath") and to update this attribute in the same command. I can select the users, but how to update the attribute ...
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Find group of words in a text file and extract the line to new text file

my file ref.txt contains word "hi" "hello" "aloha" as per below: hi hello aloha And I have one more file abc.txt which contains many words including the above 3 words. Now I developed a ...
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Using PSexec to launch PowerShell session as system with specific window attributes

I'm trying to launch a PowerShell session via PSexec with alternate colors and some window attributes. The reason why I would need to run PowerShell through PSExec is so that I can have a ready-made ...
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How to use Powershell command invoke-sqlcmd in batch script

I have a Powershell command that I want to be run in a batch script. It works well in the Powershell console, but I cannot call it properly in batch script. The Powershell command goes like this: ...
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How Can i Remotely Install .inf file for FLT Driver

I am using power shell to execute the install.bat on remote machine that install the filter driver. Prob: Script operations such as set registry key executes remotely but .inf file for driver ...