Chapter 5. Adding commands

One of the primary strengths of PowerShell is its extensibility. As Microsoft continues to invest in PowerShell, they develop more and more commands for products like Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, the System Center family, SQL Server, and so on. Typically, installing the management tools for these products gives you both a graphical management console of some kind and one or more extensions for Windows PowerShell.

5.1. How one shell can do everything

I know that you’re probably familiar with the graphical Microsoft Management Console (MMC), so let’s use that as an example of how PowerShell works. The two work similarly when it comes to extensibility, in part because both the MMC and PowerShell are developed ...

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