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Testing RPC ports with PowerShell (and yes, it’s as much fun as it sounds!) New and Improved!!

Summary: Using PowerShell to identify RPC ports in use by capturing content from PowerShell We'd like to introduce you today to one of our newest bloggers!  It's a froopingly awesome friend of ours, Joel Vickery, PFE.  (did I mention Dr. Scripto is a big fan of books written by Douglas Adams?....oops!) Take it away Joel! Thanks Doc!  So ...

Using PowerShell to View and Remove Wireless Profiles in Windows 10 – Part 4

Summary: Using Windows PowerShell to purge Wlan profiles with NetSh.exe. Last week we had a way with a Regular Expression to run one Netsh.exe command and show only the profile names as a PowerShell Array. Today we're going to finish the task and show you how to delete those Profiles. As a quick reminder here's the line in PowerShell ...

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...

PowerTip: Use a regular expression pattern to remove nonalphabetic characters

Summary: Learn how to use a regular expression pattern to remove non-alphabetic characters from a string by using Windows PowerShell.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to remove non-alphabetic characters from a string?  To remove nonalphabetic characters from a string, you can use the -Replace operator and substitute an empty string ‘’ ...