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[PowerShell] - Get-WMIObject filter - The term '$.LocalPath' is not recognized


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Hi all,

This works fine...

Get-WMIObject -Class Win32_UserProfile | Select -Expandproperty LocalPath

However, the following does not. What am I doing wrong with the syntax here?

Get-WMIObject -Class Win32_UserProfile | where {($.LocalPath -eq 'C:\Users\JoeBloggs')}


$.LocalPath : The term '$.LocalPath' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a

path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.

At line:1 char:50

+ Get-WMIObject -Class Win32_UserProfile | where {($.LocalPath -eq 'C:\Users\JoeBloggs ...

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~

+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: ($.LocalPath:String) [], CommandNotFoundException

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

Edited by haze1434
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2 hours ago, PoSHMagiC0de said:

Add a "_" after the "$".

Get-WMIObject -Class Win32_UserProfile | where {($_.LocalPath -eq 'C:\Users\JoeBloggs')}


Thank you. Doh, silly me, couldn't see the wood for the trees :lol:

I'm now attempting to pipe this to Remove-WMIObject;

Get-WMIObject -Computer $computer -Class Win32_UserProfile | where {($_.LocalPath -eq $profile)} | Remove-WMIObject

But it get...

Remove-WMIObject :

+ ... q $profile)} | Remove-WMIObject

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Remove-WmiObject], ArgumentException

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.ArgumentException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.RemoveWmiObject


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8 hours ago, PoSHMagiC0de said:

I have written a script that does this before.  Remove-wmiobject does not work on it.  I cannot tell you why.  But this will.


Get-WMIObject -Computer $computer -Class Win32_UserProfile | where {($_.LocalPath -eq $profile)} | foreach {$_.Delete()}


You beauty.

Cheers :)

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