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PowerTip: Import colon-delimited file with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to import a file that uses a colon as a delimiter.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to import a file that is delimited with a colon instead of a comma?  Use the Import-CSV cmdlet and specify the colon as the delimiter, for example: import-csv -Path C:\fso\applog.csv -Delimiter...

Announcing the 2015 Honorary Scripting Guys

Summary: The Honorary Scripting Guys for 2015 are announced in this blog post. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I have been pretty busy—I missed work because of my ear surgery and the holidays, so I have enlisted the help of the Scripting Wife, Teresa Wilson, to write this post to announce the 2015 Honorary Scripting Guys. I ...

PowerTip: Find running services with PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to find running services.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to quickly produce a sortable list of running services on my computer?  Use the Get-Service cmdlet to return the services, and the Out-GridView to produce a sortable list: gsv | ogv Note   gsv is an alias for Get-Service, and ogv is an ...

Introducing the top five Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts in 2015

Summary: See which Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog posts were the top five in 2015.Today I feature Honorary Scripting Guy and Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, aka The Scripting Wife. Take it away Teresa…Hello everyone, with over 700 new posts a year on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog, the number one thing I hear at conferences and user ...