PowerShell for Lazy Persons

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A:
ac
Add-Computer
Add-Content
Add-History
Add-Member
Add-PSSnapin
Add-Type
asnp
B:
C:
cat
cd
cd..
cd\
chdir
Checkpoint-Computer
clc
clear
Clear-Content
Clear-EventLog
Clear-History
Clear-Host
Clear-Item
Clear-ItemProperty
Clear-Variable
clhy
cli
clp
cls
clv
compare
Compare-Object
Complete-Transaction
Connect-WSMan
ConvertFrom-Csv
ConvertFrom-SecureString
ConvertFrom-StringData
Convert-Path
ConvertTo-Csv
ConvertTo-Html
ConvertTo-SecureString
ConvertTo-Xml
copy
Copy-Item
Copy-ItemProperty
cp
cpi
cpp
cvpa
d
D:
dbp
Debug-Process
del
diff
dir
Disable-ComputerRestore
Disable-PSBreakpoint
Disable-PSRemoting
Disable-PSSessionConfiguration
Disable-WSManCredSSP
Disconnect-WSMan
dp
E:
ebp
echo
Enable-ComputerRestore
Enable-PSBreakpoint
Enable-PSRemoting
Enable-PSSessionConfiguration
Enable-WSManCredSSP
Enter-PSSession
epal
epcsv
epsn
erase
etsn
excel
Exit-PSSession
Export-Alias
Export-Clixml
Export-Console
Export-Counter
Export-Csv
Export-FormatData
Export-ModuleMember
Export-PSSession
exsn
F:
fc
FindDefaultPrinter
fl
foreach
ForEach-Object
Format-Custom
Format-List
Format-Table
Format-Wide
ft
fw
G:
gal
gbp
gc
gci
gcm
gcs
gdr
Get-Acl
Get-Alias
Get-AuthenticodeSignature
Get-ChildItem
Get-Command
Get-ComputerRestorePoint
Get-Content
Get-Counter
Get-Credential
Get-Culture
Get-Date
Get-Event
Get-EventLog
Get-EventSubscriber
Get-ExecutionPolicy
Get-FormatData
Get-Help
Get-History
Get-Host
Get-HotFix
Get-Item
Get-ItemProperty
Get-Job
Get-Location
Get-Member
Get-Module
Get-PfxCertificate
Get-Process
Get-PSBreakpoint
Get-PSCallStack
Get-PSDrive
Get-PSProvider
Get-PSSession
Get-PSSessionConfiguration
Get-PSSnapin
Get-Random
Get-Service
Get-TraceSource
Get-Transaction
Get-UICulture
Get-Unique
Get-Variable
Get-Verb
Get-WinEvent
Get-WmiObject
Get-WSManCredSSP
Get-WSManInstance
ghy
gi
gjb
gl
gm
gmo
gp
gps
group
Group-Object
gsn
gsnp
gsv
gu
gv
gwmi
h
H:
help
history
I:
icm
iex
ihy
ii
Import-Alias
Import-Clixml
Import-Counter
Import-Csv
Import-LocalizedData
Import-Module
Import-PSSession
ImportSystemModules
Invoke-Command
Invoke-Expression
Invoke-History
Invoke-Item
Invoke-WmiMethod
Invoke-WSManAction
ipal
ipcsv
ipmo
ipsn
ise
iwmi
J:
Join-Path
K:
kill
L:
Limit-EventLog
lp
ls
M:
man
md
measure
Measure-Command
Measure-Object
mi
mkdir
more
mount
move
Move-Item
Move-ItemProperty
mp
mv
N:
nal
ndr
New-Alias
New-Event
New-EventLog
New-Item
New-ItemProperty
New-Module
New-ModuleManifest
New-Object
New-PSDrive
New-PSSession
New-PSSessionOption
New-Service
New-TimeSpan
New-Variable
New-WebServiceProxy
New-WSManInstance
New-WSManSessionOption
ni
nmo
nsn
nv
O:
ogv
oh
Out-Default
Out-File
Out-GridView
Out-Host
Out-Null
Out-Printer
Out-String
P:
popd
Pop-Location
pro
prompt
ps
pushd
Push-Location
pwd
Q:
r
R:
rbp
rcjb
rd
rdr
Read-Host
Receive-Job
Register-EngineEvent
Register-ObjectEvent
Register-PSSessionConfiguration
Register-WmiEvent
Remove-Computer
Remove-Event
Remove-EventLog
Remove-Item
Remove-ItemProperty
Remove-Job
Remove-Module
Remove-PSBreakpoint
Remove-PSDrive
Remove-PSSession
Remove-PSSnapin
Remove-Variable
Remove-WmiObject
Remove-WSManInstance
ren
Rename-Item
Rename-ItemProperty
Reset-ComputerMachinePassword
Resolve-Path
Restart-Computer
Restart-Service
Restore-Computer
Resume-Service
ri
rjb
rm
rmdir
rmo
rni
rnp
rp
rsn
rsnp
rv
rvpa
rwmi
S:
sajb
sal
saps
sasv
sbp
sc
select
Select-Object
Select-String
Select-Xml
Send-MailMessage
set
Set-Acl
Set-Alias
Set-AuthenticodeSignature
Set-Content
Set-Date
Set-ExecutionPolicy
Set-Item
Set-ItemProperty
Set-Location
Set-PSBreakpoint
Set-PSDebug
Set-PSSessionConfiguration
Set-Service
Set-StrictMode
Set-TraceSource
Set-Variable
Set-WmiInstance
Set-WSManInstance
Set-WSManQuickConfig
Show-EventLog
si
sl
sleep
sort
Sort-Object
sp
spjb
Split-Path
spps
spsv
start
Start-Job
Start-Process
Start-Service
Start-Sleep
Start-Transaction
Start-Transcript
Stop-Computer
Stop-Job
Stop-Process
Stop-Service
Stop-Transcript
Suspend-Service
sv
swmi
T:
TabExpansion
tee
Tee-Object
Test-ComputerSecureChannel
Test-Connection
Test-ModuleManifest
Test-Path
Test-WSMan
Trace-Command
type
U:
Undo-Transaction
Unregister-Event
Unregister-PSSessionConfiguration
Update-FormatData
Update-List
Update-TypeData
Use-Transaction
V:
W:
Wait-Event
Wait-Job
Wait-Process
where
Where-Object
wjb
write
Write-Debug
Write-Error
Write-EventLog
Write-Host
Write-Output
Write-Progress
Write-Verbose
Write-Warning
X:
Y:
Z:

Set-Date -date “6/1/2006 8:30 AM”
Set-Date (Get-Date).AddDays(2)
Set-Date (Get-Date).AddHours(-1)
Set-Date -adjust 1:37:0

Get-Date
Get-Date -displayhint date
Get-Date -displayhint time
$A = Get-Date 5/1/2006
$A = Get-Date “5/1/2006 7:00 AM”
Get-Date).AddMinutes(137)

New-TimeSpan $(Get-Date) $(Get-Date -month 12 -day 31 -year 2006)
$(Get-Date)
New-TimeSpan $(Get-Date) $(Get-Date -month 12 -day 31 -year 2006)
New-TimeSpan $(Get-Date) $(Get-Date -month 12 -day 31 -year 2006 -hour 23 -minute 30)

Copy-Item c:\scripts\test.txt c:\test
Copy-Item c:\scripts\* c:\test
Copy-Item c:\scripts\*.txt c:\test
Copy-Item c:\scripts c:\test -recurse

New-Item c:\scripts\Windows\PowerShell -type directory
New-Item c:\scripts\new_file.txt -type file
New-Item : The file ‘C:\scripts\new_file.txt’ already exists.
New-Item c:\scripts\new_file.txt -type file -force
New-Item c:\scripts\new_file.txt -type file -force -value “This is text added to the file”

Remove-Item c:\scripts\test.txt
Remove-Item c:\scripts\*
Remove-Item c:\scripts\* -recurse
Remove-Item c:\scripts\* -exclude *.wav
Remove-Item c:\scripts\* -include .wav,.mp3
Remove-Item c:\scripts\* -include *.txt -exclude *test*
Remove-Item c:\scripts\*.vbs -whatif
Remove-Item alias:\show

Set-Location env:\

Move-Item c:\scripts\test.zip c:\test
Move-Item c:\scripts\*.zip c:\test
Move-Item c:\scripts\test.zip c:\test -force
Move-Item c:\scripts\950.log c:\test\mylog.log

Rename-Item c:\scripts\test.txt new_name.txt

Get-ChildItem -recurse
Get-ChildItem env:
Get-ChildItem HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Get-ChildItem c:\scripts\*.* -include *.txt,*.log
Get-ChildItem c:\scripts\*.* -exclude *.txt,*.log
Get-ChildItem c:\scripts\*.* | Sort-Object length
Get-ChildItem c:\scripts\*.* | Sort-Object length -descending
$(Get-Item c:\scripts).lastaccesstime
$(Get-Item hkcu:\software).subkeycount
Get-Item hkcu:\software | Get-Member

Test-Path c:\scripts\test.txt
Test-Path c:\scripts\*.wma
Test-Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

Get-Help *
Get-Help Get-Member
Get-Help Get-Member | more

Get-Command
Get-Command | Format-List *
Get-Command | Select-Object name
Get-Command | Get-Help | Out-File c:\scripts\help.txt

Get-Host

Get-EventLog -list | Get-Member

Get-Process | Select-Object name, npm
New-Object -com scripting.filesystemobject | Get-Member

Get-PSProvider

Add-Content c:\scripts\test.txt “The End”
Add-Content c:\scripts\test.txt “`nThe End”

Write-Host `a
$A = Get-Date; Add-Content c:\scripts\*.log $A

Get-Content c:\scripts\test.txt | Select-String “Failed” -quiet
Get-Content c:\scripts\test.txt | Select-String “Failed” -quiet -casesensitive

Get-Process | Tee-Object -file c:\scripts\test.txt

Clear-Content c:\scripts\test.txt
Clear-Content c:\scripts\e*
Clear-Content c:\scripts\test.xls
Clear-Content c:\scripts\test.doc

Get-Process | ConvertTo-Html | Set-Content c:\scripts\test.htm
Get-Process | ConvertTo-Html name,path,fileversion | Set-Content c:\scripts\test.htm
Get-Process | ConvertTo-Html name,path,fileversion -title “Process Information” | Set-Content c:\scripts\test.htm
Get-Process | ConvertTo-Html name,path,fileversion -title “Process Information” -body “Information about the processes running on the computer.” | Set-Content c:\scripts\test.htm
Get-Process | ConvertTo-Html name,path,fileversion -title “Process Information” -body “<H2>Information about the processes running on the computer.</H2>” | Set-Content c:\scripts\test.htm
Get-Content c:\scripts\test.txt
Get-Content c:\scripts\test.txt | Foreach-Object {Get-Wmiobject -computername $_ win32_bios}

ForEach-Object {Get-Wmiobject -computername $_ win32_bios}

Get-Content c:\scripts\test.txt | Measure-Object
Get-Content c:\scripts\test.txt -totalcount 5
Get-Content c:\scripts\test.txt | Select-Object -last 5
Get-Content c:\scripts\test.txt
Get-Content c:\scripts\test.txt | Foreach-Object {Get-Wmiobject -computername $_ win32_bios}

Get-Content c:\scripts\test.txt -totalcount 5
Get-Content c:\scripts\test.txt | Select-Object -last 5

Import-Csv c:\scripts\test.txt
Import-Csv c:\scripts\test.txt | Where-Object {$_.department -eq “Finance”}
Import-Csv c:\scripts\test.txt | Where-Object {$_.department -ne “Finance”}
Import-Csv c:\scripts\test.txt | Where-Object {$_.department -eq “Finance” -and $_.title -eq “Accountant”}
Import-Csv c:\scripts\test.txt | Where-Object {$_.department -eq “Research” -or $_.title -eq “Accountant”}

Get-ChildItem c:\scripts | Export-Clixml c:\scripts\files.xml
$A = Import-Clixml c:\scripts\files.xml
$A | Sort-Object length

Get-Process | Export-Csv c:\scripts\test.txt
Get-Process | Export-Csv c:\scripts\test.txt -encoding “unicode”
Get-Process | Export-Csv c:\scripts\test.txt -notype

PS C:\Documents and Settings\gstemp> Get-Process | Export-Csv c:\scripts\test.txt

Get-Process | Export-Csv c:\scripts\test.txt -force
Get-Process | Export-Clixml c:\scripts\test.xml
Get-Process | Export-Clixml c:\scripts\test.xml -noclobber
Export-Clixml : File C:\scripts\test.xml already exists and NoClobber was specified.
Get-Process | Out-File c:\scripts\test.txt
Get-Process | Out-File c:\scripts\test.txt -width 120

Set-Content c:\scripts\test.txt “This is a test”
Get-Service | Group-Object status

Get-ChildItem c:\scripts | Group-Object extension
Get-ChildItem c:\scripts | Group-Object extension | Sort-Object count

Import-Csv c:\scripts\test.txt | Measure-Object score -ave -max -min
Import-Csv c:\scripts\test.txt | Sort-Object score -ascending | Select-Object -first 5
Import-Csv c:\scripts\test.txt | Sort-Object score | Select-Object -first 5

$A = Get-Process
$B = Get-Process
Compare-Object $A $B
Compare-Object $(Get-Content c:\scripts\x.txt) $(Get-Content c:\scripts\y.txt)

$A = Get-Content c:\scripts\x.txt
$B = Get-Content c:\scripts\y.txt
Compare-Object A$ B$
Compare-Object $(Get-Content c:\scripts\x.txt) $(Get-Content c:\scripts\y.txt) -includeequal

Get-Service | Format-List

Get-Process | Format-Wide
Get-Process | Format-Wide -columns 4
Get-Process | Format-Wide -autosize
Get-Process | Where-Object {$_.handles -ge 200}
Get-Process | Where-Object {$_.handles -gt 200 -and $_.name -eq “svchost”}
Get-Process | Where-Object {$_.handles -gt 200 -or $_.name -eq “svchost”}

Get-ChildItem c:\scripts | Where-Object {$_.length -gt 100000}
Get-ChildItem c:\scripts | Where-Object {$_.name -like “*test*”}

Get-Content c:\scripts\test.txt | Sort-Object | Get-Unique

Get-ChildItem c:\scripts
Get-ChildItem “hklm:\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\windows media player”
Get-ItemProperty “hklm:\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\windows media player”
Get-ChildItem hklm:\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall | ForEach-Object {Get-ItemProperty $_.pspath}

Get-Process | Write-Host $_.name -foregroundcolor cyan
Get-Process | ForEach-Object {Write-Host $_.name -foregroundcolor cyan}

Start-Sleep -s 10
Start-Sleep -m 10000

Get-Process | Output-Printer
Get-Process | Output-Printer “IT Department Printer”

$Name = Read-Host “Please enter your name”
$Password = Read-Host -assecurestring “Please enter your password”

Get-ChildItem c:\windows\*.* | Sort-Object length -descending | Select-Object -first 3
Select-Object -first 3
Get-ChildItem c:\windows\*.* | Sort-Object length -descending | Select-Object -last 3

Get-Process | Select-Object name,id | Format-List
Get-Process | Select-Object *
Get-Process | Select-Object * -exclude site,container

Get-EventLog system -newest 5 | Sort-Object eventid
Get-EventLog system -newest 5 | Sort-Object eventid -descending

Get-ChildItem c:\scripts | Sort-Object extension,length

Write-Host “This is a message”
Write-Host “This is red text on a yellow background” -foregroundcolor red -backgroundcolor yellow
Write-Host “Data for ” -nonewline; Write-Host “atl-ws-01″ -foregroundcolor red -backgroundcolor yellow -nonewline; Write-Host ” retrieved May 12, 2006″

Invoke-Item c:\windows\system32\calc.exe
Invoke-Item c:\scripts\*.txt

Invoke-Expression c:\scripts\test.ps1
& c:\scripts\test.ps1
c:\scripts\test.ps1
Invoke-Expression “c:\my scripts\test script.ps1″

Measure-Command {Get-Service | Export-Clixml c:\scripts\test.xml}
Measure-Command {c:\scripts\test.ps1}

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
Get-ExecutionPolicy

Get-AuthenticodeSignature “C:\Program Files\Windows PowerShell\v1.0\Windows PowerShell.exe”
Get-AuthenticodeSignature “C:\Program Files\Windows PowerShell\v1.0\Windows PowerShell.exe”

Get-Acl c:\scripts | Format-List
Get-Acl HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows
Get-Acl c:\scripts\*.log | Format-List

Get-Service
Get-Service | Where-Object {$_.status -eq “stopped”}
Get-Service | Where-Object {$_.status -eq “running”}
Get-Service | Sort-Object status,displayname

Get-EventLog -list
Get-EventLog -list | Where-Object {$_.logdisplayname -eq “System”}
Get-EventLog system
Get-EventLog system -newest 3
Get-EventLog system -newest 3 | Format-List
Get-EventLog “Windows PowerShell” | Where-Object {$_.EventID -eq 403}
Get-EventLog “Windows PowerShell” | Group-Object eventid | Sort-Object Name

Set-Service clipsrv -startuptype “manual”
Set-Service “ati hotkey poller” -description “This is ATI HotKey Poller service.”

Suspend-Service tapisrv
Suspend-Service -displayname “telephony”

Resume-Service tapisrv
Resume-Service -displayname “telephony”

Get-WmiObject win32_bios
Get-WmiObject win32_bios -computername atl-fs-01
Get-WmiObject -namespace root\ccm -class sms_client -computername atl-fs-01
get-wmiobject -namespace root\ccm -class ccm_installedcomponent -computername atl-fs-01 | Select-Object displayname,name,version | Sort-Object displayname

Set-WmiObject win32_bios | Select-Object *

Get-WmiObject win32_bios | Select-Object -excludeproperty “_*”
Get-WmiObject win32_bios | get-member

BiosCharacteristics Property System.UInt16[] BiosCharacte…
BIOSVersion Property System.String[] BIOSVersion …
BuildNumber Property System.String BuildNumber {g…

Get-Process
Get-Process winword
Get-Process winword,explorer
Get-Process w*
Get-Process | Select-Object name,fileversion,productversion,company
Get-Process | Get-Member

Stop-Service btwdins
Stop-Service -displayname “Bluetooth service”

Start-Service btwdins
Start-Service -displayname “Bluetooth service”

Restart-Service btwdins
Restart-Service btwdins,alerter
Restart-Service -displayname “bluetooth service”

Stop-Process 3512
Stop-Process -processname notepad
Stop-Process -processname note*

New-Alias show Get-ChildItem
C:\Documents and Settings\gstemp\My Documents\PSConfiguration
Get-Variable profile | Format-List
Set-Alias show Get-ChildItem
Import-Alias c:\scripts\alias.txt

Get-Alias
Get-Alias -name f*

Set-Alias show Get-ChildItem
Remove-Item alias:\show

Export-Alias c:\scripts\test.txt
Export-Alias c:\scripts\test.ps1 -as “script”

set-alias -Name:”ac” -Value:”Add-Content” -Description:”” -Option:”ReadOnly, AllScope”
set-alias -Name:”clc” -Value:”Clear-Content” -Description:”” -Option:”ReadOnly, AllScope”
set-alias -Name:”cli” -Value:”clear-item” -Description:”” -Option:”ReadOnly, AllScope”

Export-Alias c:\scripts\test.ps1 -name x* -as “script”
Export-Alias c:\scripts\test.txt -noclobber
Export-Clixml : File C:\scripts\test.txt already exists and NoClobber was specified.

Get-Location
Get-Location -psdrive hkcu

New-PSDrive -name X -psprovider FileSystem -root c:\scripts
Set-Location x:
New-PSDrive -name Y -psprovider Registry -root HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
C:\Documents and Settings\gstemp\My Documents\PSConfiguration
Get-Variable profile | Format-List
New-PSDrive -name X -psprovider FileSystem -root c:\scripts

Get-PSDrive
Get-PSDrive | Format-List
Get-PSDrive c
Get-PSDrive h*

Set-Location c:\scripts
Set-Location HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows
Convert-Path x:

Set-Location hkcu:\software\microsoft\windows
Convert-Path hkcu:\software\microsoft\windows
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows
Remove-PSDrive y

Get-Location
Get-Location -psdrive hkcu

New-PSDrive -name X -psprovider FileSystem -root c:\scripts
Set-Location x:
New-PSDrive -name Y -psprovider Registry -root HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
C:\Documents and Settings\gstemp\My Documents\PSConfiguration
Get-Variable profile | Format-List
New-PSDrive -name X -psprovider FileSystem -root c:\scripts

Get-PSDrive
Get-PSDrive | Format-List
Get-PSDrive c
Get-PSDrive h*

Set-Location c:\scripts
Set-Location HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows

Convert-Path x:
Set-Location hkcu:\software\microsoft\windows
Convert-Path hkcu:\software\microsoft\windows
Remove-PSDrive y

Get-Culture
Get-History
Get-History 32 -count 32

Invoke-History 3
Invoke-History 3;Invoke-History 4

Get-History | Export-Clixml “c:\scripts\my_history.xml”
Import-Clixml “c:\scripts\my_history.xml” | Add-History

Enable-PSRemoting
Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts *
Restart-Service winrm -Force
New-PSSession -ComputerName Server01
Enter-PSSession 2
Enter-PSSession -ComputerName Server02
Exit-PSSession
Get-PSSession | Remove-PSSession
Get-Service -ComputerName Server02
Get-Service -ComputerName Server02 | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq “BITS”}
$Servers = @(“Server01″, “Server02″)

foreach ($Server in $Servers) {

Write-Host “Server: ” $server

Get-Service -ComputerName $server | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq “BITS”}

}

The Most Important PowerShell Parameters
-ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
-MemberType (Get-Member)
-Recurse with Get-ChildItem (Sub-directories)
-Force with Get-ChildItem (Lists hidden files)
-Auto (Adjust the width with Format-Table)
-GroupBy (Collate similar items)
-Filter (Get-WmiObject “Win32_Process”)
-List with Get-WmiObject (Get-Eventlog -List)
-Com (New-Object)
-WhatIf (Test before you commit)
-Debug
-Verbose
-OutBuffer
-ErrorVariable
-WarningAction
-OutVariable
-WarningVariable
-ErrorAction
-Confirm
-WhatIf
-Credential
-Name
-Server
-Force
-InputObject
-PassThru
-AuthType
-Path
-Filter
-UseTransaction
-Exclude
-Include
-Identity
-ComputerName
-Cluster
-Authentication
-Domain
-Partition
-PSPath
-ThrottleLimit
-AsJob
-LiteralPath
-Namespace
-Value
-Description
-Location
-DisplayName
-ArgumentList
-Properties
-Impersonation

4 thoughts on “PowerShell for Lazy Persons

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    Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Spending some time and actual effort to make a very good article…
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    Reply
    1. tomaszzackiewicz Post author

      Thanks for your advice. I’m still playing with this website. I’m testing the software. It’s a normal way in IT. As to the post… Well, those PowerShell commands, collected on one page, are useful for me. Sometimes I can forget something, and I can look on my website to recollect. I’ll do the same with other IT technologies. There will be various posts on this website, so please do not be surprised.

      Reply
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