Save WLAN Profiles names to a txt file

Dave Lee
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Executing the "netsh wlan show profiles" command I need to save the names of wifi profiles to a txt file for policy wifi and another one for user wifi.

I am using the following code;

@echo off &setlocal
set "flag="
(for /f "tokens=1*delims=:" %%a in ('netsh wlan show profiles') do (
    if "%%a"=="User profiles" set flag=true
    if defined flag if "%%~b" neq "" (
        for /f "tokens=*" %%c in ("%%~b") do echo(%%c
    )
))>out.txt
type out.txt

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This only works for user profiles  and not group policy profiles.

netsh wlan show profiles

Profiles on interface Wi-Fi:

Group policy profiles (read only)
---------------------------------
    LOGISTICS

User profiles
-------------
    <None>


C:\Users\dmarrow\Desktop>

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netsh wlan show profiles

Profiles on interface Wi-Fi:

Group policy profiles (read only)
---------------------------------
    DISDWIFI-FCNS

User profiles
-------------
    HOMEWIFI


C:\Users\dmarrow\Desktop>

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Even when I change it to this code, nothing works

@echo off &setlocal
set "flag="
(for /f "tokens=1*delims=:" %%a in ('netsh wlan show profiles') do (
    if "%%a"=="Group policy profiles (read only)" set flag=true
    if defined flag if "%%~b" neq "" (
        for /f "tokens=*" %%c in ("%%~b") do echo(%%c
    )
))>out.txt
type out.txt

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PowerShell:
$section = $null
$profiles = Switch -Regex (& netsh.exe wlan show profiles) {
	'^Group policy profiles'	{$section = 'GroupPolicyProfile'; Break}
	'^User profiles'			{$section = 'UserProfile'; Break}
	'^\s+((?<Type>.*?)\s*:\s*)?(?<Name>.*)\s*$' {
		If ($section) {
			$profile = [PSCustomObject]([ordered]@{'Name' = $Matches['Name']; 'Type' = $null})
			If ($section -eq 'GroupPolicyProfile') {
				$profile.Type = 'GroupPolicy'
			} Else {
				$profile.Type = If ($Matches['Type'] -eq 'All User Profile') {'AllUsers'} Else {'CurrentUser'}
			}
			If ($profile.Name -ne '<None>') {
				$profile
			}
		}
	}
}
$profiles | Where-Object {$_.Type -eq 'GroupPolicy'} | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Name | Set-Content -Path 'C:\Temp\out_gp.txt'
$profiles | Where-Object {$_.Type -ne 'GroupPolicy'} | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Name | Set-Content -Path 'C:\Temp\out_user.txt'

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No luck on this one. If it helps here is the netsh command output

H:\>netsh wlan show profiles

Profiles on interface Wi-Fi:

Group policy profiles (read only)
---------------------------------
    LOGISTICS-Managed

User profiles
-------------
    LOGISTICS


H:\>

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However script needs to save any wlan profile now,  Should I change the following

	'^Group policy profiles'	{$section = 'GroupPolicyProfile'; Break}
	'^User profiles'			{$section = 'UserProfile'; Break}

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to

	'^Group policy profiles'	{$section = 'Group policy profiles (read only)'; Break}
	'^User profiles'			{$section = 'User Profiles'; Break} 

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No luck on this one
Meaning what exactly?
The script will not generate console output; it will create the two files defined at the end of lines 19 and 20.

Which OS is this?
Is the output under "User Profiles" really listed like this, only the name, without a leading "All User Profile     : " or "Current User Profile     : "?
If so, then the batch script shouldn't have returned any results,.
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Commented:
Yes that is correct, it is not created the text files. OS in Windows 10.  Saved script as powershell.
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This should work (and report to the console as well):
$section = $null
$profiles = Switch -Regex (& netsh.exe wlan show profiles) {
	'^Group policy profiles'	{$section = 'GroupPolicyProfile'}
	'^User profiles'			{$section = 'UserProfile'}
	'^\s+((?<Type>.*?)\s*:\s*)?(?<Name>.*)\s*$' {
		If ($section) {
			$profile = [PSCustomObject]([ordered]@{'Name' = $Matches['Name']; 'Type' = $null})
			If ($section -eq 'GroupPolicyProfile') {
				$profile.Type = 'GroupPolicy'
			} Else {
				$profile.Type = If ($Matches['Type'] -eq 'Current User Profile') {'CurrentUser'} Else {'AllUsers'}
			}
			If ($profile.Name -ne '<None>') {
				$profile
			}
		}
	}
}
$profiles
$profiles | Where-Object {$_.Type -eq 'GroupPolicy'} | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Name | Set-Content -Path 'C:\Temp\out_gp.txt'
$profiles | Where-Object {$_.Type -ne 'GroupPolicy'} | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Name | Set-Content -Path 'C:\Temp\out_user.txt'

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This worked great, thanks! Anyway to output current connected WLAN to textfile wether it's through Group Policy or User configured?
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Try this:
$section = $null
$profiles = Switch -Regex (& netsh.exe wlan show profiles) {
	'^Group policy profiles'	{$section = 'GroupPolicyProfile'}
	'^User profiles'			{$section = 'UserProfile'}
	'^\s+((?<Type>.*?)\s*:\s*)?(?<Name>.*?)\s*$' {
		If ($section) {
			$profile = [PSCustomObject]([ordered]@{'Name' = $Matches['Name']; 'Type' = $null})
			If ($section -eq 'GroupPolicyProfile') {
				$profile.Type = 'GroupPolicy'
			} Else {
				$profile.Type = If ($Matches['Type'] -eq 'Current User Profile') {'CurrentUser'} Else {'AllUsers'}
			}
			If ($profile.Name -ne '<None>') {
				$profile
			}
		}
	}
}
$profiles | Out-Default
$interface = [ordered]@{}
$interfaces = Switch -Regex (& netsh.exe wlan show interfaces) {
	'^\s+(?<Key>.*?)\s*:\s*(?<Value>.*?)\s*$' {
		$interface[$Matches['Key']] = $Matches['Value']
		If ($Matches['Key'] -eq 'Profile') {
			[PSCustomObject]$interface
			$interface = [ordered]@{}
		}
	}
}
$interfaces | Out-Default
If ($interface = $interfaces | Where-Object {$_.State -eq 'connected'}) {
	$connection = "$($interface.Profile): $(($profiles | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $interface.Profile}).Type)"
} Else {
	$connection = '<None>'
}

$profiles | Where-Object {$_.Type -eq 'GroupPolicy'} | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Name | Set-Content -Path 'C:\Temp\out_gp.txt'
$profiles | Where-Object {$_.Type -ne 'GroupPolicy'} | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Name | Set-Content -Path 'C:\Temp\out_user.txt'
$connection | Set-Content -Path 'C:\Temp\out_wlan.txt'

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What's the best method to disable console output? Only thing I need output of is the txt created on in the files.

C:\Temp\out_gp.txt
C:\Temp\out_user.txt
C:\Temp\out_wlan.txt

In my environment I will need to three seperate scripts for each individual txt file and the the output of each individual file will be show on the console.
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Just comment out or remove lines 19 and 30 ("... | Out-Default")

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Okay thanks. I commented out those lines and added the following at the end

Get-Content -Path C:\Temp\out_wlan.txt

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Works great, thank you.
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Glad I could help.
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Thank you so much for helping tackle this. This is better than my last powershell script and gives me better insight into our wireless environment,

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