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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Common Terminology

Here are some of the common terms used when working with PowerShell:

Image Cmdlet—This is the name given to the built-in commands in PowerShell. Cmdlets are the most basic component within PowerShell and are used when doing anything in PowerShell. They are typically of the form “verb-noun.” Cmdlets also have arguments called parameters, and values can be passed to these parameters.

Image Script—With automation comes the requirement for scripts. Using scripts is as simple as putting a single cmdlet in a file and then executing the file. In ...

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