PowerShell for Windows Admins

Dec 27 2018   7:11AM GMT

Create a random string

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

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I often need to create a random string of characters. Here’s a simple function to achieve that:

 

The required length is passed as an integer parameter.  Use the range operator as a counter and in Foreach-Object generate a random number between 97 and 122.  Convert that to a char  (a=97 and z-122) and add to the array.  Join the array of chars to create the string.

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