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Can't run start-process command

I'm trying to run a command found in this answer. The command is start /w %SystemRoot%\system32\pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:Windows6.1-KB2506143-x86.cab Trouble is, it doesn't work for me. Indeed, it ...
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Setting up WINRM for remote powershell scripts over https

I have set up powershell and winrm to run remotely over http but we have a new server provider and they want this set up over http. Do I have to create an IIS site and set, complete with certificates ...
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PowerShell “.count” method causing incorrect processing

I am creating an array in PowerShell that doesn’t always contain data (sometimes it is empty). I need to verify that the array contains data before trying to do anything to the array objects. When I ...
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How to run “winrm quickconfig” on all LAN computers remotely

I want to start doing my remote LAN work using powershell, but it seems I need to run winrm quickconfig on all LAN computers before I can remotely connect to them. How can I run that command on all ...
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How to remap shortcut in Powershell

I want to remap the shortcut in powershell, for example, I'd like to use Ctrl + a to make cursor at beginning of line, Ctrl + e to make cursor at the end of line, etc. I searched the method in Google ...
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PowerShell touch all files newer than

I have found the following question on ServerFault: Windows recursive touch command Which partially answers my question with this answer: Windows recursive touch command However, I would like to ...
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Powershell Select-String to remove a string line from a variable if matched

I am trying to do the following: Look for a file in a folder which has been modified in the past 24 hours Find a specific section of the file Remove lines from the section matching specific ...
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Powershell, Task Scheduler or loop and sleep

I have a job that needs to go off every minute or so, it loads a DLL i have written in C# that retrieves state for an SQL Server Mirror (Primary, Mirror and witness) for a number of databases; it ...
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Show human-readable file sizes in the default PowerShell ls command

How can I modify the default ls (Get-ChildItem) in PowerShell so that it displays human-readable file sizes, like ls -h on a *nix machine? ls -lh does simple logic with the file size, so that it ...
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How can I sort objects by third column in Powershell?

I've a text file like this: 4108689096 2531 ./ssss/132432.odt 481446057 2293 ./abc/a.txt 3157353085 1096 ./dsjvbjf/c.docx 653380669 1824 ./bcd/x.avi And I'd like to achieve in Powershell to sort ...
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can I get powershell to properly copy multiline text like Bash in Ubuntu does?

I use an Ubuntu VM at home for Rails development and I've gotten a bit spoiled by Bash. When I copy multiline text from Bash, it seems like it's pretty good about knowing that text is single line or ...
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How to start a Windows XP Virtual PC application using Powershell from Windows 7?

This is a shortcut target of an application I launch from Windows 7 that starts a program in Windows XP Mode. %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe ...
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Native alternative to wget in Windows PowerShell?

I know I can download and install the aformentioned library (wget for Windows), but my question is this: In Windows PowerShell, is there a native alternative to wget? I need wget simply to retrieve ...
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Default Encoding in Windows PowerShell 2?

What is the default encoding (charset) used by PowerShell? I have figured out it is not UTF-8, but how can I know what encoding is used then instead? Thanks!
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Running msiexec with PowerShell

I'm try to run msiexec in PowerShell but I keep getting an error message. If I run it from cmd then it's all fine. Can someone please let me know how I can run this command in PowerShell? This is ...
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Powershell: Get inital character string from file name and create directory from string, then move files

I have a folder with the following file names: 00150005D201110172338427995.vpf 00150005D201110180005318058.vpf 00150013D201110180014448082.vpf 00150013D201110180022268098.vpf ...
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Any quick way to call a directory using an environment variable in Powershell

Say I have a user environment variable named p and it's value is the path where I store my projects. In Command Prompt you can use them to quickly access a particular directory from anywhere on the ...
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Get-Clusternode error

I've just started in the world of Powershell and I'm writing a simple script to put hosts in maintenance mode, apply patches, reboot, then put back into server. I decided to use the failover ...
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problem powershell cant access to a network share

I use PowerShell to check if any ports are open on my computers. I have eight Windows Server 2008 R2 machines and run the following script: $localhost = get-content env:computername foreach($port in ...
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Where can I download Powershell 2.0 for Windows 7?

I have spent the better part of a day hunting the Internet looking forr a way to download Powershell 2.0 to my already Win7 environment. Windows 7 is supposed to come with PS 2.0 however - I have 1.0. ...
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Is Windows PowerShell 2.0 installed by default on Windows 7?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff637750.aspx claims Windows PowerShell 2.0 needs to be installed on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista only. It is already installed on Windows Server ...
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Using powershell call native command-line app and capture STDERR

I'm using a port of a cygwin tool on Windows which writes normal status messages to STRERR. This produces ugly output when run from PowerShell: PS> dos2unix.exe -n StartApp.sh StartApp_fixed.sh ...
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WinRM - what it is and how to use it?

During installing updates I noticed 'PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM' update. Upon reading some Microsoft & Wikipedia pages I read that it is remote management system that runs on SOAP and that it is ...
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Windows PowerShell ISE doesn't import PSCX 2.0 module

i am using Powershell 2.0 with the PSCX 2.0 module. When writing PS scripts inside Windows PowerShell ISE no Cmdlets from the PSCX module are availible. For example running "Get-DriveInfo" from ...
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Where is Powershell 2.0?

I just uninstalled Powershell 1.0 and installed Powershell 2.0. Where are the Start Menu shortcuts?