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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powershell filter to remove .pdf extension in the name of a file

I am trying to use powershell to get all child elements in a folder the code I am using is Get-ChildItem -Recurse -path C:\clntfiles this code gives output like Mode LastWriteTime ...
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Setting registry permissions with Powershell

I have a registry key that I need to take ownership of and then set a permission set on. I'm able to take ownership, but when setting the permission, it only applies to the very top level of the ...
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.NET Framework 4.5.2 on Windows 7 w SP1 not showing on Window Features List

I've successfully installed .NET Framework 4.5.2 on a Windows 7 w SP1 laptop, in preparation for upgrading to Office 2013 Professional. Installation of Office 2013 still saying I need Internet ...
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Need to rename many very long file names with variable

My company gets a list of files every day that we need to process and the file names are almost impossible for our system to deal with. Is there a way to rename these files? I am new to any type of ...
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Enabling Active Directory Module for PowerShell via command line

As a final step in my Win7 MDT task sequence, I would like to move each computer from the staging OU to the regular OU (so GPO's can be pushed). My deployment techs have proven less than reliable on ...
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How can I input password to manage-bde -pw option via windows powershell

I am trying to encrypt Data volume (for example E:) with the following command: manage-bde -protectors -add E: -pw When I execute the above command, it will ask for the password, so I entered it. ...
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Different results between “PowerShell ISE” and “Run with PowerShell”

I have two simple one line "scripts". They check how old are certain files in a certain folders. One displays the output to the screen and the other writes the output to a text file on the desktop. ...
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Powershell - Set-alias doesn't accept paramters - python

Following this tutorial i want to set an alias for python autopep8. the syntax described is. Set-Alias gs Get-Service <enter> So o copy that format i have done. PS C:\Users\sayth> ...
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How to create a script that launches a random video file from the folder

So, this is a weird problem. But basically, my nephew likes watching cartoons on my computer sometimes. And that worked well. OVer time, his cartoon folder grew up. Here's the problem: he wants to ...
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How to silently install the Microsoft Monitoring Agent

I am trying to install an .exe application (Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor) silently from command line using this PowerShell command: Start-Process -FilePath "C:\Temp\MMASetup-i386.exe" -ArgumentList ...
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How to combine two separate powershell commands

I have several hundred folders that all contain a sub-folder named "Bid Documents". I need to change the ACL permissions on every instance of those "Bid Documents" folders. Is there a way to ...
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Windows-8 how do I write a script to change the resolution?

I have a yoga 2 pro that comes with a high resolution display (2k I believe). This sometimes causes issues with programs not scaling properly which for the most part I can ignore. However I also ...
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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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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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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 ...