Chapter 9. PowerShell Tools

This chapter discusses the Windows PowerShell (WPS) console provided by Microsoft and useful tools from other vendors. So far, Microsoft does not provide an editor for PowerShell scripts.


As far as external tools are concerned, keep in mind that most of the tools implement their own hosting of WPS. Therefore, the tools have the same functional power as the WPS console, but do not share a common declaration space. Definitions of aliases, drives, and new script-based commandlets are therefore relevant only for the respective current execution environment.

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