PowerTip: Create a New GUID by Using PowerShell

Dr Scripto

Summary: Easily use Windows PowerShell to create a new GUID.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to easily create a new GUID?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the [guid] type accelerator, and call the NewGuid static method:

[guid]::NewGuid()

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  • Greg Bishop

    Thank you!. This works great.

    PS C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0> [guid]::NewGuid()

    Guid
    —-
    86c6cad7-8a2b-4c90-af3e-ba367c6dee47

    PS C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0>