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Use PowerShell to Append CSV Files Easily

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to easily append one CSV file to another CSV file.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem, and I have searched everywhere on the Internet to find an answer. I need to be able to append one comma separated value (CSV) to another CSV file and create a new CSV file. I know that I can use Get-...

Use WMI Association Classes to Relate Two Classes Together

Summary: Use a cool Windows PowerShell technique to easily relate two WMI classes together.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Well, the Scripting Wife and I are getting settled back down from our Canadian tour. We had a great time visiting MVPs on our return. We got to see Jeffery Hicks in Syracuse, Joel Bennett in Rochester, and ...

Modify PowerShell Comment-Based Help to Display Function Use

Summary: In the final version of my Windows PowerShell WMI helper module, I add aliases and modify comment-based help to find roles of functions. Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is the weekend, at least in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States. I have had a lot of fun working on my WMI helper module this week, and the ...

Query WMI Classes by Using PowerShell and Wildcard Patterns

Summary: Learn how to query WMI classes using Windows PowerShell and wildcard character patterns by using a free Scripting Guy module.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Well, the Scripting Wife and I are finally settling down to a normal routine here in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States. Of course, that settling down...

Easily Filter Empty WMI Properties in PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson introduces a WMI filter to remove empty WMI properties by using Windows PowerShell.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is no secret by now that I love Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). The information I can obtain and the things I can do with it are astounding. In the Windows ...

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