New-​Guid

Creates a GUID.

Syntax

New-Guid []

Description

The New-Guid cmdlet creates a random globally unique identifier (GUID). If you need a unique ID in a script, you can create a GUID, as needed.

Examples

Example 1: Create a GUID

PS C:\> New-Guid
Guid
----
0352cf0f-2e7a-4aee-801d-7f27f8344c77

This command creates a random GUID. Alternatively, you could store the output of this cmdlet in a variable to use elsewhere in a script.

Outputs

System.Guid

This cmdlet returns a GUID.