Tag: PowerShell

File Hashing Is Built Into Windows

Note: This post was updated on 08/08/2021 to include instructions for PowerShell. I always used to download the md5sum.exe and sha1sum.exe files when I needed to generate a file’s hash in Windows. I just discovered that certutil.exe, included with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (and later), will do this for you (I’m not …

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Where to Store Your PowerShell Profiles

I recently decided to get on the PowerShell bandwagon again (after starting many times and then forgetting “everything”), so I went to Scott Hanselman’s blog about using the Visual Studio environment from the PowerShell prompt. I followed everything in his article except where I was supposed to store my profile (i.e. startup script) for PowerShell.  It …

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