Help with Powershell piping/ query

Running PS v2.0 for a particular application

If I run

get-server -status | fl

One of the values is

PatchingDay: Sunday

Our servers are named based on their region, so we have names like EMEA-Server1, EMEA-Server2, LATAM-Server1, etc

I would like a list of:

1. ALL servers with the PatchingDay value set to Sunday
2. Only EMEA servers with the PatchingDay value set to Sunday

Does anyone know the Powershell command I need to run this?
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prashanthdCommented:
Try the following two commands


get-server -status | where {$_.PatchingDay - eq "Sunday"} 

get-server -status | where {$_.PatchingDay - eq "Sunday" -and $_.name -like "EMEA*"}

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prashanthdCommented:
Typo errors
get-server -status | where {$_.PatchingDay -eq "Sunday"} 

get-server -status | where {$_.PatchingDay -eq "Sunday" -and $_.name -like "EMEA*"}

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Kamalasekar ParthasarathyMessaging SupportCommented:

you can try also,
Get-MailboxServer -Status | FL

It will show you the full list.. then you can select the appropriate title and find it.

Like Get-MailboxServer -Status | FL Name

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kam_ukAuthor Commented:
Thanks prashanthd....could you explain how your commands work?
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prashanthdCommented:
I am not sure if there is a cmdlet called get-server, but based on info given by you

get-server -status | where {$_.PatchingDay -eq "Sunday"}

Basically searches all servers | returns the ones for which PatchingDay equals "Sunday"

get-server -status | where {$_.PatchingDay -eq "Sunday" -and $_.name -like "EMEA*"}

same as above with additional condition where name starts "EMEA*", * is a wild character.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
In addition to above explanation:
In commands working on the pipe one by one, like foreach-object, select-object, where-object (where or ? is the abbreviation of where-object), the current processed object is $_, and you can access its properties directly.

However, you should always try to find a filter or restriction switch for your commandlet first, because that is much faster. Only if the commandlet does not support your restriction, you should apply "external" filters like where-object.
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