Sometimes you need to test to make sure you’re entering the correct the right password. Be it a service account while installing a app or testing a password reset.
The start-process cmdlet is used to start one or more processes on a local computer. Get-Credential gets an object based on username and password. Use it to open an application and test the credentials.
Open a Powershell prompt:
start-process notepad.exe -credential (Get-Credential acme\johnquser)
Enter the credentials you’re trying to test. If you’re correct, notepad will open.
If not, a password reset is in order.
I’ve been trying to write this script that has a path to a .dll with a space in it. Every example I came upon either used single quotes, double quotes or nothing at all.
Import-Module -name 'c:\program files\EqualLogic\bin\EqlPSTools.dll'
Import-Module -name "c:\program files\EqualLogic\bin\EqlPSTools.dll"
There are 2 ways that worked:
Import-Module -name c:\program` files\EqualLogic\bin\EqlPSTools.dll
Using the back tick character, below the tilde on a Windows keyboard. Not to be confused with the opening single quote.
Import-Module -name ("c:\program files\EqualLogic\bin\EqlPSTools.dll")
For more on commonly confused characters, check out this page.