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Inside the Index and Search Engines: Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Lars Fastrup, Patrick Tissegham

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Using PowerShell to Automate Administrative Tasks

Although Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 are not directly integrated with Microsoft Windows PowerShell, it is still possible to use PowerShell to automate administrative tasks in both products. This is possible because of the tight integration in PowerShell with .NET Framework objects, allowing you to load .NET Framework assemblies, instantiate objects, and call methods on these objects. SharePoint administrators can therefore employ PowerShell to write scripts that automate various tasks via the SharePoint .NET Framework object model. Software developers can also develop and install new PowerShell commands in their favorite .NET Framework language, for a more ...

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