Chapter 4 PowerShell Providers, Modules, and Snap-ins

Welcome to Chapter 4 of Learning PowerShell! In this chapter, I am going to show you another of the most important features of PowerShell: providers, modules, and snap-ins. These are really the core of the universe when it comes to all the commands available for use within PowerShell, so I want to teach you what they are, how they work, and how to use them in your daily activities. Let’s dive in!

Introducing Providers

When you hear the term “providers,” I bet the non-developers among us (and I include myself in this group) start to tune out. That sounds like something you do along with creating a class and instantiating a for loop with strings that pass through a model view controller. But ...

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