PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Create New GUID

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to create a new GUID.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to easily generate a new GUID for a project.?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the New-Guid cmdlet.

  If you need to create more than one, you can use code such as the following (% is an alias for Foreach-Object):

1..4 | % {new-guid}

Comments (2)

  1. Keith Garner says:

    Looks similar to these posts. :^)


    Tried running this cmdlet on my Windows Server 2012 R2 box, and couldn’t get it to work, took me a while to figure out that this is a new Windows 10 (Powershell WMF 5.0) cmdlet.

    Tried to get help on Windows 10, but no help, pointed to a URL that doesn’t exist yet:


    Anyways, why is Microsoft so Documentation adverse these days. :^(

  2. Thanks for your comment Keith, saved me time, was trying this on win7.

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