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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Cannot change powershell default font to Lucida Console

This is a trivial problem, but it annoys me that I can't get to the bottom of it: I'm running Windows 8, Powershell version 3.0. By right-clicking on the title bar I can go into the Properties and ...
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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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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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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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How to calculate the StartTime / UntilTime parameter using Get-Printer in Powershell?

I have an printer setup using the GUI and set the printer availabilty from 18:40 until 3:00 As well i got the PS command "Get-Printer Printer1 | format-list" The result of the command puts out: ...
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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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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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Add line to text file after specific line with PowerShell

I have to edit remotely a file called nsclient.ini on hundreds of computers, the file contains some command definitions. For example: [/settings/external scripts/scripts] check_event="C:\Program ...
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Truncate a log file by datetime using Powershell 2.0

We have a simple log file. It gets too big or the entries irrelevant as they age. Entries have a datetime prefix similar to this: 01/22/15 01:54:17 -I- Start processing stuff Occasionally the ...
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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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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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How do I permanently remove a default Powershell alias?

For some unknown reason, the devs included "curl" as an alias for Invoke-WebRequest, even though it is not compatible with the proper implementation of curl, which means it gets in the way when I try ...
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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 reset TCP/IP on Windows 8.1?

The following netsh command is not working on Windows 8.1. netsh int ipv4 reset It give “Access Denied” error and it is a VERY known issue, many people complaining about it all ove online forums. ...
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Call PowerShell script from Excel macro

I'm trying to call a PowerShell script from a macro in Excel. I have seen a number of examples along the lines of: retval = Shell("powershell ""C:\MyTest.ps1""", 1) When I try to use this, ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to have App-distinct Color Scheme in ConEmu?

I am presently using Bash (with Cygwin), as well as Powershell, both using ConEmu. I'm using bash.exe and powershell.exe via tasks. I'd like to use different colour schemes for the different ...
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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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Powershell Folder monitor/batch execution

I am new to Powershell. I have found a script that works with what I need, kind of. What I am looking for is a script to monitor a folder for specific file names/types. Depending on the file ...
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How to open a second PowerShell console window from start screen?

I pressed Win and typed in "PowerShell". However, since there's already a PS console window open, the computer switched the focus to it, instead of, as I intended, open a new one. How can I open a ...
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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 ...
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Detect if powershell is running as administrator

How can I tell in my scripts if Powershell is running with administrator privileges? I need to know because I'm trying to run a program that requires the ability to open protected ports.
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Download entire directory from a website using Powershell

I have been using the following command to pull back files from a web server and store them on my local machine: $client = New-Object System.Net.WebClient ...
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Powershell - Copy-Item to a remote share path error illegal characters in path

OK, the real problem was that I was getting the path from a registry entry and then cleaning it with Regex. The very start of the path had a space in the front which I did not notice the way I was ...
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Running Script on Shutdown using Windows 8

Is there any way to execute a Batch- or PowerShell-Script on shutdown using Windows 8 without disabling FastBoot? I know you can add a script using "gpedit.msc", but I found that Windows 8 won't ...
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Delete all files from a folder and its sub folders

I want to remove all files from a folder structure, so I'm left with an empty folder structure. Can this be achieved in either batch or VBScript scripting? I have tried a very basic batch command, ...
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Run Powershell script when you open Powershell

Is it possible to run a Powershell script when you run Powershell? As in, double click the Powershell icon and open the window. Is there some type of "auto-run" setting somewhere?
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How do I gain access to my C: drive after completely locking it down?

I know the title might seem completely ridiculous but please read this before being biased. Okay, so I got myself into a real squeeze. I installed Windows 10 technical preview for Enterprise on a ...
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How to make a github commit be authored by “unknown”/“unrecognized author”?

For fun I'm trying to create an awful git command called "git shove" that basically does this: git add -A git commit -a -m "git shoved" git push --force I would like it also so that the author is ...
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Powershell No Logon Servers Available

I have one deployment server A, my local machine B and the server I'm accessing C. When I'm running a test script from B -> C it's successful. When I'm running that same script from A -> C it fails, I ...
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Powershell Window Tiny at High Resolution

I have recently bought a Lenovo Yoga 3 ultrabook which has a screen resolution of 3200 x 1800. My cmd window and Powershell window are tiny at this resolution. I have changed the size of the normal ...
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Shutdown/deallocate VM doesn't work in scheduled task

I created a scheduled task to shuwdown/deallocate itself (it's a VM on Azure) with Powershell. The PowerShell script is: Stop-AzureVM -Name "myvm" -ServiceName "myservice" -Force If the PowerShell ...
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What is the Start Screen Control in Windows 8.1 Enterprise

I have read different things on the new Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM. One of the feature is the Start Screen Control. Start Screen Control: This feature allows you to control the look of the Start ...
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Calling PowerShell functions in another scripts

I have a script with a number of functions (not just functions but also other code). I would like to create another script that uses one of the functions in the main script. Here is a sample of what ...
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Where is the known_hosts file for OpenSSH for Windows?

One of the servers I frequently log into via SSH has changed it's IP address. So, now I'm getting man in the middle attack warnings when I try to use SSH via Windows Powershell and OpenSSH for ...
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How to fix this WinRM error? (Set-WSManQuickConfig error)

On Windows XP Pro SP3, when I run Set-WSManQuickConfig (after agreeing to the new settings), I get this error: Set-WSManQuickConfig : <f:WSManFault ...
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Is there a Window's Command Line Option to Show the Sizes of Directories

When I do a dir command it, gives this information: 02/11/2015 01:39 PM <DIR> bar 11/11/2014 07:22 AM <DIR> buz 02/12/2015 01:35 PM 140,660,736 foo.sdf ...
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Issues Adding Data to an XML Document w/PowerShell

Trying to add an element to an existing XML file using PowerShell. I have looked at several examples and my 'add' script works but, it is misplacing the element. Sample of XML I am using: ...
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Office365 Exchange: Cannot open shared two calendars in Outlook

The problem: Outlook won't open the calendars on another user's mailbox and and a room mailbox, even when users have permission. Note: This problem is affecting more than one account on more than one ...
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How do you install .net4 on a Server 2008 r2 machine through psremoting in powershell?

I need to write a script that installs .net 4 remotely using powershell to a group of Server 2008 R2 machines. I based my script off of ...
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How can I copy a file on a network share using a different login with powershell or batch file?

I have a file in a shared location that I want to copy over to my local hard drive. However I will not be running as a user that has access to the share. So I want to be able to authenticate under a ...