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Regex expression cuts zero in the end

I have a script with powershell regex in it, and after I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 it working different. Regex: if ($srv -match '^[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}$'){$srv = "192.168.$srv"} Expected: ...
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Windows 8.1 + embeddable release of Python 3.5 = “Python has stopped working” error

So I downloaded Python 3.5.0b4 - Windows x86-64 embeddable zip file and placed it into %USERPROFILE%\Documents\python. I then opened up PowerShell, cd'd into that directory and typed ./python and got ...
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Automated Windows config-based installation (bare-metal) instead of backup restore

Given the current CPU/SSD performance and the ability to store important files on fail-safe storage (cloud, RAID, whatever), I'm finding that taking backups is "too 2000". Especially if you consider ...
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Why is Powershell able to change registry values regardless of registry permissions?

Using Windows 8.1 Enterprise. Through Regedit I removed permissions from Administrators and even System for the key HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings. I was under the ...
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Scheduled tasks inconsistently running

I'm trying to run a PowerShell command for a persistent session in Metasploit. It downloads and executes shellcode on system startup. I've gotten it to work when I'm on the computer with the GUI, ...
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What automation tools should I use to monitor text files and affect applications?

I want to use some standard windows automation tools to solve what I believe is a pretty un-windows-like problem. I'm more familiar with *nix management tools and tasks, but since I want this solution ...
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Full server backup using powershell script

I am using the following script from the microsoft website for create a image backup of my servers. The problem is that I have an external hard disk on one of my servers and the backup script always ...
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What causes ‘Has Stopped Working’ CLR20r3 errors for PowerShell?

My question is specific to the CLR20r3 error ONLY, for PowerShell instances ONLY. I can't seem to pin down which thread ended up causing this, but I'm going to open one of my applications that's ...
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Find out when is the last time a Google Chrome opened/used by the user?

I was wondering if there is a way to find out when is the last time user opened or used their Google Chrome browser remotely (i.e. via PowerShell or registry key.) I know that ...
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Edit existing content with powershell

I know it's a silly google question, but I didn't find something really simple for my need. I have a .txt file with the following content: hostname [ip] exec /bin/bash Now, every time when I ...
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Is it possible to initiate SCCM 2007 updates from the command line or powershell on client's computer?

Current Process: 1. RDP to client's machine 2. Install updates that are advertised in User Interface 3. Reboot Issues: 1. We have to remote into one machine at a time, which is a nightmare. 2. We ...
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How to get ESX host information using powershell

I am an asp.net/c# software developer and do not have a lot of knowledge in networking and server management. Now I want to build a simple asp.net web application which allow users to scan ESX hosts ...
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Change the behaviour of the up and down arrows in PowerShell

I'm interested in porting zsh-history-substring-search to PowerShell. However, I'm unsure if it is possible to change the behaviour of the up and down arrows. Is it?
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Powershell: Dealing with multiple parameter sets

I have a function worked out that has 2 parameter sets, both of which contain mandatory parameters. I would like to design the function so that the sets can each be used alone, or together. This is ...
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Copy based on last modified date of files

I want to copy from below source dir to the desired destination as shown below. Source dir: --Dummy ----dirA (contain files last modified 2/7/2015) ----dirB (contain files last modified 3/7/2015) ...
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Powershell: Set-ItemProperty not working when script running from C# webapplication [migrated]

I have a C# web application which hosted on IIS 7.5, which runs powershell script for creating apppool and website. if I run the powershell script from command prompt it working but when i run it ...
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Replace Command Prompt with Powershell on Power User Menu

I would like to replace the Command Prompt option on the power user (Winx) menu with and option for Powershell. Like many Windows user I've slowly been transitioning from using the traditional windows ...
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Stop PowerShell from sharing command history between simultaneous instances

Let's say I have two PowerShell instances open simultaneously. If I type a command in one of those instances, hit enter, switch to the other one and hit "up", the command I previously typed appears ...
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PowerShell script to monitor files in multiple folders

Can anyone help me with the PowerShell script below to monitor files in multiple folders (like D:\test1 and D:\test2 and D:\Test3)? SET FOLDER TO WATCH + FILES TO WATCH + SUBFOLDERS YES/NO $watcher = ...
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Add Increasing Numbers to Beginning of FileName in Powershell

I have a set of files in a folder, all pdfs. There is no uniform name to the documents, but I would like each one to be proceeded by a number, followed by an underscore, then "TAB." In other words, ...
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How does start.exe work?

I found out that start.exe might be useful as a tool intended to run installed programs. So I can run Word: start winword # located in "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\WINWORD.EXE" ...
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Power Shell script to delete the User profiles from the windows server 2008 r2 to local machine(Windows 7)

I tried the following script on a Windows Server 2008 R2 to delete the User Profiles on a Windows 7 client machine. PS C:\> get-content localcomputer-list.txt | get-userprofile | where {$_.LastUse ...
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Win Server 2012 PowerShell 4 script to Copy, Rename, and Touch a File

I created a PowerShell 4 script to backup the Outlook 2013 VbaProject.OTM file by copying it from the production directory to a backup directory, and adding a filename suffix of the current date and ...
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Powershell - How can I copy full error information in a trap

I am using Powershell's trap feature because I would like to output full error information when there's an error and I have to reply to the error. Without the use of a trap Powershell will not show me ...
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get-command : Object reference not set to an instance of an object

I have PowerShell 4 on a Windows 7 laptop. I just installed PowerGUI, and discovered I am getting this error: get-command : Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Powershell_ISE, ...
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Get wall-clock time of a windows process with command line

Is it possible to get an uptime from a windows process which is not based on the clock settings of the system? A linux-based solution is something like: ps -eo comm,etime With some researches, I ...
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Removing a Group from Offline Global Address List in Powershell

This is for an Azure Office365 tenant: Basically, when I run a an object query against a group like this: Get-UnifiedGroup "GroupName" | Select Object * It gives me a list of all the different ...
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Replacing text in multiple files-getting duplicate error

I want to loop through all files (2 for this test) in current folder and replace text. The replacement is working but I'm left with newfile1 and newfile2 in file1 and the same in file 2. Where I just ...
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How to create multiple VM using powershell script in azure using single cloud sercice

I am trying to create multiple VM in azure using powershell scripts but I am unable to create. It says The specified Production slot is already occupied.Please help me to resolve this issue. Thanks in ...
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Can't run PowerShell as admin inside of Webstorm

I am trying to figure out how to run PowerShell as an admin embedded in Webstorm. I can run PowerShell as non-admin in Webstorm, but when I try to run PowerShell as admin inside Webstorm I get the ...
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Powershell ISE scrolls to the bottom of the console upon re-focus

With PowerShell ISE: If using a split view (showing both the console and script pane), re-focusing on the console from the script pane (or another console tab) will always scroll to the bottom. To ...
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AD: Best way to streamline Exchange permissions

Looking at streamlining some local helpdesk processes, and one of the most common requests that we deal with is requests for a user to have access to another's mailbox. Typically, we grant this access ...
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Wake up computer from sleep to shutdown

I wonder if it is possible to wake up the computer from sleep at a certain time during the day and shutdown automatically. Maybe giving a popup asking for 5 seconds if I am using the computer to give ...
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Unique identifier for USB drive in Powershell

According to win32_volume class documentation here the device name that shows up under device manager is is unavailable as a property of win32_volume. Is the SerialNumber property unique to the device ...
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PowerShell - Quasi equivalent strings are infact not equivalent?

I have a string which I'm passing into my script as an argument. For the purpose of displaying the code on here however, I have specified these manually in the code. These variables are: ...
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Getting System Health info via PowerShell

Is it possible to get System Health status via PowerShell? Info like CPU Utilization, Used RAM, CPU temperature, etc.
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Powershell: Dir /s - Remove Repeated Folders

Situation: In Powershell, I'm using: $folders = dir -s C:\Users\Name\Downloads\*.ttf | Select Directory foreach ($folder in $folders) { echo $folder } To display folders whose contents ...
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Conditional Restart Timer - Windows Updates

I am looking to require restarts based on certain conditions within our environment. Currently we deploy Windows Updates via WSUS, but do not enforce forced restarts (this has a long history due to ...
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Enter-PSSession does not work for remote access

I want to have remote access to one of my server but there are some problems. first of all when I want to add this server(m-ad-vserver) in dashboard of server manager this error appears: ...
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Spawn command line prompt to a remote Windows machine

Is it possible in Win7, Win8.1, Server 2K8 and 2012 to "shadow" or rather spawn a console and 'impersonate' or 'masquerade' a user command line prompt ? I am domain admin and I would like to interact ...
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Python/Powershell Script for Telnet

I'm most familiar with powershell and python so a solution which utilized either of them would be ideal. I'm also open to other ideas on resolving this issue. So I have a situation where an old ...
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Nano alternative for windows powershell

I am looking for software similar to nano for linux bash but for windows powershell. Is there any built in so I do not have to install something? EDIT Nano is a text editor that runs within the ...
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How do I send an already running process to the background in power shell?

In bash, a process that is already running in the foreground can be suspended by hitting control Z. You can then bring it back to the foreground with fg or let it continue running in the background ...
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powershell sort and filter a file with multiple filter files

I have multiple files Collect.log a file with all the software known on a computer keep.log software that should be kept remove.log software that should be removed out.log all software from ...
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Archive of Microsoft's Powershell 2.0 Documentation?

When looking up information on a specific cmdlet built into Powershell, Microsoft let's you choose between version 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0. See this page for an example - ...
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How to download file from a local server cache windows server

How could I download a files from a local server cache address path I was given? Not sure how to do this on windows server: Link to local sever cache: \\sdgd07mjbvbw2\Users\BuildUser\Downloads Here ...
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PowerShell font changes after launching

I'm trying to set the font of PowerShell to be Lucida Console 14, but something strange is happening. When I launch PowerShell, the font is what I want it to be, but a second later (before the prompt ...
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Powershell XML comparision

I am trying to compare web.config file from production to non production using powershell script. I am able to generate code which can compare upto one level but beyond that I didn't find any help ...
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Parse and Switch Elements of Folder Names using Powershell

I have been trying to write a powershell script (my first) to parse out only the folders within a directory select only those folders matching a specific naming convention ('SEASON YEAR') switch the ...
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How to transfer files from PC via powershell

By either browsing out to the remote computer's filesystem (ex. cd \computername\share) or using PSsession, how can I transfer files to and from the remote machine? Tried: copy-item \source ...