PowerShell for Windows Admins

May 9 2013   1:43PM GMT

Scripting Games–making work

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I saw this in one of the submissions:

$Properties = @{}
$Properties[‘Computer’] = $SystemInfo.__SERVER
$Properties[‘OperatingSystem’] = “$($OSInfo.Caption) – $($OSInfo.CSDVersion)”
$Properties[‘PhysicalMemory’] = $SystemInfo.TotalPhysicalMemory

My immediate thought was the entrant likes making work for themselves. The hash table can be created in a much simpler manner

$Properties = @{
Computer = $SystemInfo.__SERVER
OperatingSystem = “$($OSInfo.Caption) – $($OSInfo.CSDVersion)”
PhysicalMemory = $SystemInfo.TotalPhysicalMemory

Same result. Less typing and easier to read when you come back to the script in 6 months time

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