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June 15, 2016 at 6:44 pm

Hello fellow powershell admins/users,

i'm learning powershell now for like 3 months and also begon with building scripts.
now i whant to create a script, (i think it is a simple one) it is onky one line

Get-WMIObject Win32_UserProfile | ? {$_.localpath –like “*username*"} | Remove-Wm
iObject -whatif

but my question now is where is, is it to let say, when you run the script that it pops uo and you'll need to fill in wich username ?

June 15, 2016 at 7:07 pm

Hi Jeremy,

There are a few ways you can accomplish this. One quick way is to pipe all the results to Out-GridView with the -PassThru switch. This will send the items you choose down the pipeline (to Remove-WmiObject in your case)...

Get-WmiObject win32_userprofile | Out-GridView -PassThru | Remove-WmiObject

Another route would be to turn this into a function and use a dynamic parameter to validate your set of usernames. Dynamic parameters are a bit advanced with not a whole lot of examples out there. Here is one that got me going:

Hope this help!

June 15, 2016 at 7:15 pm

Something like this:

function Read-InputBoxDialog([string]$Message, [string]$WindowTitle, [string]$DefaultText)
    Add-Type -AssemblyName Microsoft.VisualBasic
    return [Microsoft.VisualBasic.Interaction]::InputBox($Message, $WindowTitle, $DefaultText)

$username = Read-InputBoxDialog -Message "Please enter the username" -WindowTitle "Enter a USername"

if ($username -eq $null) { Write-Host "You clicked Cancel" }
else { Get-WMIObject Win32_UserProfile | ? {$_.localpath –like "$username"} | Remove-WmiObject -whatif }

Taken from:

June 15, 2016 at 11:02 pm

If you just need to get user input and don't necessarily need a "Pop-up" window. You can prompt for input at the prompt using read-host

$username = Read-Host "Enter target profile username"
Get-WmiObject Win32_UserProfile | Where-Object {$_.localpath -like "*$username*"} | Remove-WmiObject -WhatIf