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Use PowerShell to Sort CSV Files in Order

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about sorting comma-separated value (CSV) files. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am sifting through some of the email that arrives at scripter@microsoft.com. It is always fun to read the email because it gives me a great sense of what is going on with people trying ...

Create a Custom PowerShell Object to Simplify Appending CSV files

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to create a custom Windows PowerShell object to simplify appending to CSV files.   Hey, Scripting Guy!  Yesterday, you talked about creating two objects, exporting them to CSV files, and then manipulating the strings to combine the CSV files. Is there a cleaner way of doing ...

Use PowerShell to Add Two Pieces of CSV Data Together

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about adding together two pieces of CSV information and making the rows wider, not longer. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a problem at work. Our company is in the midst of massive acquisitions and mergers. I mean every few weeks our network completely changes, and we have to absorb a new domain ...

2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 6: Compute Uptime for Multiple Servers

  Summary: In Advanced Event 6, you are required to compute the uptime for multiple servers. About this event Event scenario You are the server lead for a medium-sized enterprise, and your boss has tasked you with computing the uptime of all servers on the network on a daily basis. This information will be stored in a Microsoft Excel ...

Learn How to Manually Create a CSV File in PowerShell

Summary: The Scripting Wife learns how to manually create a CSV file in this beginner Windows PowerShell blog. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Ah, it is the weekend. It seems that this week has been rather long, although I know that is a misconception because each week only has 168 hours in it. I guess it is kind of like one of ...

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