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Determine the Size of a Network Folder

I want a PowerShell script to get the size of a network folder (\\pmintl.net\rbsdata\SPA_BB01) approximately 100TB in size with lots of subfolders. I've tried various scripts without any luck (below ...
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Scripting Shell Settings

I really hate manually setting up cmd and powershell cmd shell properties like window height/width, font, coloring, enabling Quick Edit. Doe anyone know if there a script I can run to set things up ...
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Get Notified of Errors in Windows Event Log

I wrote a powershell script to make a database dump that I plan on having run nightly with Windows Task Scheduler. It outputs to a log file so I can make sure everything is working, but I want to be ...
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Copy Command with “%” in path name

I am trying to write a bat file to copy some files into a new directory (which exists). Here is my command: copy ".\050-9800-JJJ-DSC-BAW-MEE-00019-01*.pdf" "T:\201201.00 TCO - Tengiz, ...
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Powershell parse object / string

Learning powershell, trying to find out how to parse the first value from this resultset: IPAddresses ----------- {10.60.50.40, fe80::5ddf:a8f4:e29c:b66} Normally I would just look it up, however, ...
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Powershell: A variable within a variable; Variableception

So the easiest way to explain my problem is for me to show you this simplified version of what I'm trying to do: PS C:\> $a = 'hello' PS C:\> $a hello PS C:\> $b = '$a world!' PS C:\> $b ...
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Generate an error log from Powershell

I created a script to assist in mass editing permissions inside an extensive folder structure, based off a list inside a CSV file. The script works as expected, but for several of the folders, I know ...
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“Migration Assistant” for windows?

I'd like to migrate system settings and installation installed software all personal data users from an old windows 8.1 box to a new one. Basically replicate the awesome Mac OS migration ...
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Administrator denied access to folder, impossible to see/change owner

I have a folder which was generated by MSBuild, app.publish. Often, my build script fails to delete it, complaining that it does not have the necessary permissions. Today I tested this outside of the ...
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Use powershell/7za.exe to extract multiple zip files [closed]

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?