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Replace a value in an .ini file using powershell

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Hi Everyone,

I'm pretty much new to powershell. What i want to achieve is the following;

I have an .ini file that is used to perform a silent install of some application. I need to install the application on a lot of different workstations. The .ini file has an ip address defined.

I need a powershell script that changes the ip address in the .ini file. When the script runs, i want a pop-up box that asks for the ip address. When i type for examaple 10.0.0.1, i want that ip address to be added or changed on a specific place in the .ini file.

Is that possible? (hope i made myself clear on this one)
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Question by:SvenIA
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by:Raheman M. Abdul
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Can you post the sample .ini file to look
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by:SvenIA
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applicationDirectory=C:\\Program Files\\APC\\PowerChute
ACCEPT_EULA=yes
INSTALL_JAVA=SYSTEM
REGISTER_WITH_NMC=yes
MODE=single
IP_1=10.0.0.5
IP_1_Outlet=1
PORT=80
PROTOCOL=http
ACCEPTCERTS=YES
USERNAME=Admin            
PASSWORD=Admin
AUTHENTICATION_PHRASE=abcdefg1234567890
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by:SvenIA
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The ip address 10.0.0.5 has to be changed every time i install the app on a cliënt computer.
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by:Qlemo
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This should be all you need:
$ip = Read-Host "Enter IP address to store in .INI:"

(Get-Content C:\temp\File.ini) -replace 'IP_1=.*', 'IP_1='+$ip | Set-Content c:\temp\File.Ini

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by:SvenIA
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Thanks! It shows an error;

"The -replace operator only permits 2 elements on the right-hand side, not 3"

Whats wrong with Qlemo's script?
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$ip = Read-Host "Enter IP address to store in .INI:"

(Get-Content C:\temp\File.ini) -replace 'IP_1=.*', ('IP_1='+$ip) | Set-Content c:\temp\File.Ini

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by:SvenIA
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Thanks so much!! It works!!
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