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Using PowerShell to View and Remove Wireless Profiles in Windows 10 – Part 2

Summary: Using Measure-Command to determine the fastest approach to a solution. Last week we were having some fun using PowerShell as a wrapper around the NetSh.exe command's output. We were left at a decision point. Which way to go? A For loop to clean up the data, which worked fine or Regular Expressions. Although both work which was ...

PowerTip: Converting a Here-String to an Array in One Line with PowerShell

Summary: Using the split method in a more powerful fashion to split an array based upon two line terminating types (image) Hey, Doctor Scripto. I was wondering if there was a more efficient way of converting a Here-String to an Array when there were multiple line termination options like Linefeed or Carriage Return and Linefeed? (...

Using PowerShell to View and Remove Wireless Profiles in Windows 10 – Part 1

Summary: Using PowerShell and Regular Expressions as a wrapper on NetSh.exe output to identify the profiles. Hey, Doctor Scripto! I have a whole pile of old Wireless profiles that have been collecting dust. I know I can use NETSH to view and delete them, but the process is very manual. Do you know if there is an easier way to clear them ...

Maximizing the Power of Here-String in PowerShell for Configuration Data

Summary: Discovering some of the awesome and neat ways to leverage a Here-String in a Script or function Q: Hey, Doctor Scripto! I used to write scripts with supporting configuration files that never really changed. I was wondering if there was any way to put them INSIDE the script directly to make it self contained. —AB A: Hello...