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What is powershell execution policy?

What is powershell execution policy?

The PowerShell execution policy was created with the goal of being administrator-friendly while also being accessible to end users. The latter goal, more than the former, was a little more difficult to achieve, given that convenience is typically inversely proportionate to security.

Malicious VBS (Visual Basic Script) files disguised as useful bits of software have been sent around in emails on occasion. Unsuspecting users double-clicked the script files, falling for scams ranging from letting the script’s creator know you executed the script to giving the script’s creator entire access over … Read the rest

How to concatenate string in powershell?

How to concatenate string in powershell?

 

1. Concatenate string Use -join

$var = -join(“Hello”, ” “, “world”);

Stores  “Hello world” to $var.

So to output, in one line:

Write-Host (-join(“Hello”, ” “, “world”))

2. Concatenate string using “-“

Write-Host “$($products.Id) – $($products.Name) – $($products.Owner)”

3. Concatenate string using indirectly with “-“

Write-Host (“{0} – {1} – {2}” -f $products.Id,$products.Name,$products.Owner )
Or just (but I don’t like it 😉 ):

Write-Host $products.Id ” – ” $products.Name ” – ” $products.Owner

 

4. Concatenate string using “+”

$string = $products.ID
$string += ” – ”
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How to Find a string inside a string -PowerShell Substring

The PowerShell Substring : Finding a string inside a string

There are many occassions where Administrators need to figure out a way to find a certain snippet of text inside a string which is called the substring. PowerShell makes finding a substring extremely easy.

How are Strings handled in PowerShell?

A string in PowerShell is a collection of characters contained in single or double quotes. Strings examples  are  say “Adam” and “Bharat”.
Let’s imagine you have a string defined in a variable and you only need to find a portion of it. As an example, suppose you had a string … Read the rest

How to use PowerShell Multiple-Line Comments

How to use PowerShell Multiple-Line Comments?

Use Windows PowerShell multiple line comments in your script or from the console. It is good for debugging for later using it multiple times reuse in other scripts.

Syntax:

Begin the comment with the <# tag, and end the comment with the #> tag:

<# this is a comment on several different lines #>

 

When we enter # on each line or the “#” and “#>” to surround each code block in a remark block

Now PowerShell Studio 2014 makes comments easier.

  1. To individually comment out each line (#)
  2. select one or more
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Powershell Sleep – How to Pause a Script

Powershell Sleep or Pause – How to Pause or sleep a Script?

You may need to pause your PowerShell script for a few seconds from time to time. When you use a do while loop to check if a server is back online, for example. The PowerShell Start Sleep cmdlet can be used to accomplish this. We can put the script to sleep for a few seconds using this command.
In this article, I’ll show you how to utilize the PowerShell Sleep command with a handful of examples.
Using the Start Sleep cmdlet in PowerShell

The start-sleep cmdlet in PowerShell … Read the rest