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Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition by Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks

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Chapter 13. Remote control: one-to-one, and one-to-many

When we first started to use PowerShell (in version 1), we were playing around with the Get-Service command and noticed that it had a -computerName parameter. Hmmm... does that mean it can get services from other computers too? After a bit of experimenting, we discovered that’s exactly what it did. We were excited and started to look for -computerName parameters on other cmdlets. But we were disappointed to find there were only a few. With v2, a few more were added, but the number of commands that have this parameter is vastly outnumbered by the commands that don’t.

What we’ve since realized is that PowerShell’s creators are a bit lazy—and that’s a good thing. Because they didn’t want ...

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