Chapter 21. Databases

In this chapter, you learn how to access databases through ADO.NET, which is a class library within the .NET Framework. You also learn to use the commandlets from the PowerShell Extensions, which encapsulate a lot of the complexity of ADO.NET.


Chapter 23, “Security Settings,” continues the topic data access, focusing on some advanced features.

Introducing ADO.NET

Windows PowerShell (WPS) has no commandlets for database access and no navigation provider either, although it would be convenient to include databases in the concept of navigation providers. As far as database access is concerned, you can use ADO.NET in WPS. ...

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