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Questions tagged [powershell-3.0]

Microsoft’s command-line scripting language. V 3.0, which was introduced in Windows 8 and Server 2012, supports code autocompletion (IntelliSense). Remote sessions are more reliable, and there is a bigger selection of cmdlets and built-in functions.

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Windows Server 2012 prevent remote desktop account logging out after inactivity

I've got a process that is running from Powershell on an Windows Server 2012 instance in AWS, however it is currently running under a user's account. The issue is that once the remote desktop ...
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Windows Deployment Tool kit - Import Certificat by Powershell

Somebody know which interpreter is used when we create a PowerShell task sequence? (The PowerShell for the server or the PowerShell of the client). I know the import-certificates command is available ...
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Prompting for a user input to be used on a Powershell command?

I'm trying to execute the code below and it is working: PS C:\> Rename-Computer -NewName TEST -DomainCredential okadamanila\itservices Given that hostname is given on the PS1 file - however, I ...
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Using powershell as default interpreter on Windows 10's SSHD?

When using the default Windows 10 sshd (SSH serv[er|ice] / daemon), how does one set it to login with powershell instead of cmd?
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Can't start PowerShell 3.0 on windows 10

I'm having a very strange issue where powershell seems to hang on startup, but only on version 3: C:\WINDOWS\system32>powershell -version 2.0 Windows PowerShell Copyright (C) 2009 Microsoft ...
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What is psprovider in powershell?

I am new to PowerShell and trying to understand the concept of psprovider. I know I can use Get-PSProvider to show a list of available psproviders All of the help I am finding, assumes I know things ...
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Powershell Get Computer Names who are connected to the Home Directory

In AD we have Home Directory setup, and it points to a File Server which the folder it their [username]. I would like to know who is connect to those Home Directories by Computer Name by using ...
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Version of MSI to use for SharePoint online management from PowerShell

The following KB article is a rather vague on which MSI to use in what circumstances: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=35588 There are obviously 32-bit and 64-bit versions. ...
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7z archive include directories matching regex

I would like to archive directories that match a regular-expression pattern (/[0-9]{4}/). Does 7z support this? This doesn't find matching directories: PS> 7z a -t7z C:\Users\<user>\...
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Is there a way to assign an alias to the Remote-Item Cmdlet's -Force parameter?

I would like to use the Remove-Item in a similar manner to how it is used in Unix/Linux: PS> rm -r -f <the_directory> However, this syntax produces an error: Remove-Item : Parameter ...
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Is Exchange User Out of Office?

Finding Users Who Have "Out Of Office" Enabled In Exchange 2010 describes how to use PowerShell to determine if a user has his/her out-of-office setting enabled. However, it requires the use of the ...
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Get-CimInstance not working when run from Scheduled Task

I have a Powershell script that exports a list of all the services on my local computer using the following command: Get-CimInstance win32_service | Export-Csv $PSScriptRoot\Local\services.csv It ...
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“Could not open a connection to your authentication agent.”

Something has happened to my Windows Powershell, so whenever I open it there is a big long pause and then it says "Could not open a connection to your authentication agent." What is an authentication ...
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Azure powershell issue to create office365 accounts, powershellinternalurl error

I have been using PowerShell to create Office365 accounts for about 5 months. We use Office365 to archive email. The script I was using was working flawlessly. However for over a week or so, the ...
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Script to look for specific folder names, then copy contents to destination path

I'm looking for some help with finding a script, or getting a starting point, as i'm a bit new to scripting. Basically what i'm trying to achieve is the following. A specific folder name, lets call ...
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Using make from Windows PowerShell

Under Linux, sources of projects commonly come with Makefile's. Makefiles contain directives to build these projects using the command make. I am currently forced to use Windows, and so as to be able ...
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Create a new VPN connection via Powershell

I have to create an application with PowerShell that creates a new VPN connection (adapter) to a given host, with given settings (credentials, etc...). The computers will be running Windows 7. I ...
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Does powershell use CLR?

I know that powershell was built on top of .net. So does that mean it uses CLR? If yes, does that mean CLR works as an interpreter, converting directly from *.ps1 into machine code?
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Select-Object For AD Groups Only

I'm trying to setup a script to find all permission information of file shares on our network. At the moment I have a Powershell script that does this, but it includes groups, users, SID account, ...
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Is it possible to install PowerShell 3 on a Windows Server 2003 or 2003 R2?

On a Windows Server 2003 rig (which already has .NET 4 but no 4.5 on it) that is to be expired before the end of the year, I'd like to run a few PowerShell 3 scripts on a scheduled base as the scripts ...
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Simple batch file fails on Windows Server 2012

On a Windows 2012 Server, from a logged-in Administrator (local and domain), created a batch file "test.bat" by redirecting console input into a file: echo Hello When run from PowerShell cmd prompt ...
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PowerShell Get ACL For Folders In A Text File

I have a text file with the exact paths of the folders that I want to get permission information from, and I am trying to use PowerShell to get the information from each folder. I want to add the ...
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Powershell Get File Shares Into Array

I am trying to get a list of folders shared on a file server, and put them into an array. This is the code I have at the moment: $FileServer = "ServerName" [array]$FileServerShares = gwmi ...
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PowerShell Get List Of Folders Shared

I am trying to get a list of folders that are shared on a file share. At the moment I have two test folders: \\MYPC\Test1 \\MYPC\Test2 This is the code I have at the moment: $FileServer = Read-...
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Get-ChildItem Returns No Files Through Remoting but Works Correctly When Logged In Interactively on Remote System

I have just started working with the remoting features of PowerShell 3.0. My current problem is that I can log in to remote machine "secondmachine" and execute the command gci "\\thirdmachine\share"...
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Changing current culture

I need to change the current culture for a script and nothing I tried works. I've tried using the Set-Culture cmdlet. I've trued setting [System.Threading.Thread]::CurrentThread.CurrentCulture. Is ...
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Recall PowerShell command for edit

I know about the Invoke-History command (alias r) to recall and execute a previous command, e.g. r 29 but is there a way to recall command 29 but not execute it, i.e. put it into the current line you ...
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How to run a PowerShell script from a console window when there is Å, Ä or Ö in the search path?

When I right click on a script.ps1 file and select "Run with PowerShell", a PS console window comes up, and my script can't run for some reason. So I get an error, but I can't actually read the ...
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Unable to SSH to my virtual machine via Windows Power Shell ISE

I have a Linux VM guest running in my vmWare host that I want to access using Windows PowerShell ISE. I normally can SSH to my VM, but I cannot with Windows PowerShell ISE. When I try to do SSH to my ...
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get-vm - wasn't recognized as name of cmdlet

We are trying to write a powershell script to start/stop our vms, but the get-vm command isn't working. The error message is get-vm: the term 'get-vm' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, ...
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Why does running Powershell script line by line work, but the same thru executing script file - does not?

In Windows 7 Prof, executing in Windows Powershell_ISE (as administrator) the Powershell (ver. 3) commands produces expected result (of adding a domain user to local/machine Administrators group) but ...
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Powershell Script to Return Directories Without a Zip File Created/Modified Within the Last 7 Days

I have a series of folders on a server that needs to be regularly checked that they are being backed up correctly. We like to have at least 1 backup in that folder that is no less than 7 days old. The ...
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Remotely start VLC w/Salt Stack

Using Salt Stack, how does one remotely start a Windows program on the console screen? In other words, from my Salt Master (CentOS based), I want to push this sort of command to Windows 7 (with Salt ...
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How to lock Powershell ISE console output scroll?

I'm using Powershell ISE for running some batch scripts. The outputs will be long and these programs will run for quite a some time. The problem I'm facing is I'm unable to lock the console output to ...
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Installing Windows patch from command line gives BSOD but fine if double clicked?

I'm trying to programatically install some Windows updates that were manually downloaded. If I double click the .exe and run through the install manually - everything works fine. If I, however, use ...
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How to Enable Data Deduplication in Windows 8.1 client

How can i enable Data Deduplication in Windows 8.1 x64 client. http://weikingteh.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/how-to-enable-data-deduplication-in-windows-8/ The above link discusses the same for a ...
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Is there a way to disable script echoing in the PowerShell ISE?

Whenever I want to test execution of my script in the PowerShell ISE, the entire script gets echoed to the console before it executes. Then, any actual output from the script gets written starting on ...
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Can't change Powershell ExecutionPolicy of User Account

Typing Get-ExecutionPolicy in PowerShell as Administrator returns Restricted, but when I run Powershell as User Account and type Get-ExecutionPolicy it returns Unrestricted. Why is that ? I thougt ...
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Running a powershell script at startup

I am writing a script to remove a computer from the domain, rename it, then add it back. It works fine when I set the trigger to AtLogOn but when I switch to AtStartUp I run into some issues. I get ...
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Remote powershell permissions restricted to machine

I am unable to execute powershell scripts on a remote server, but only on my current machine - please help. Running the following script to give a list of a temp directory on the remote server works ...
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Why is the Windows Features window showing PowerShell 2.0 installed?

I'm running a Windows 8 machine. The "Windows Features" window tells my that I'm using PowerShell 2, but the PowerShell environment itself says otherwise, see screenshot below. Why is the Windows ...
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Tail for Powershell v3?

I'm running the following command in my powershell terminal: Get-Content C:\wamp\bin\apache\apache2.2.22\logs\lysol-dbau.access.log -Tail 10 -Wait So I want to start with the last 10 lines of the ...
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Can't install Powershell 3.0

Im trying to install powershell 3.0 on my Win7 64 bit pc, but I get the error "the update is not applicable to your computer." After googling the error, all the solutions I see are that you need to ...
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Upgrading Windows 7's PowerShell v3, to Windows 8's PowerShell v3

I have becoming increasingly aware that Windows 7's PowerShell v3 lacks cmdlets / functions and modules found in Windows 8's version of PowerShell 3. My question: Is there anyway of 'upgrading' ...
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How do you install the NETTCPIP from Powershell 3.0 in Windows 7.0

How do you install the new NETTCPIP from PowerShell 3.0 in Windows 7.0? I've double checked what I've got installed with $host.version and it's showing as 3.0, so why aren't the new NET TCP/IP ...
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Equivalent of Linux `touch` to create an empty file with PowerShell? [duplicate]

In PowerShell is there an equivalent of touch? For instance in Linux I can create a new empty file by invoking: touch filename On Windows this is pretty awkward -- usually I just open a new ...
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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 ...