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Loading assemblies

PowerShell is .NET based but doesn’t load all available .NET assemblies when it starts.

Many people still use something like


to load additional assemblies. This is a hang over from PowerShell v1 when there wasn’t another way to perform the load. 51 more words

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New variables with the variable cmdlets

So you have some data in csv format:

column1 column2 column3 column4
——- ——- ——- ——-
a1 b1 c1 d1
a1 b2 c1 d1
a1 b3 c1 d1… 244 more words

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Folder creation dates from WMI

A question on the powershell.org about finding the creation date of folders raises some interesting points

To find a folder’s creation date use:

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Directory -Filter “Drive=’C:’ AND Path = ‘\\users\\$user\\'” | select Name, @{N=’Creation date’; E={$_.ConvertToDateTime($_.CreationDate)}} 117 more words

PowerShell And WMI

Monitor Info

A question on the forum about combining information from 2 CIM classes produced this:

function Get-MonitorInfo {

$computername = $env:COMPUTERNAME

$cs = New-CimSession -ComputerName $computername… 356 more words

PowerShell And WMI

Comparing lists

An interesting question on the forum regarding how you compare the contents of 2 collections. The question revolved around comparing the contents of the Machine property of… 592 more words

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CSV file with [] in headers

With the PowerShell Summit registration deadline rapidly approaching I wanted to see how registrations were going. I can down load a CSV file from the event website that lists attendees. 594 more words

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Scripting Game puzzle - - January 2016

Here’s how I’d solve the puzzle

function get-starttime {


]$computername = $env:COMPUTERNAME


foreach ($computer in $computername){
$props = @{
ComputerName = $computer… 837 more words

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