Chapter 1. Overview of Windows PowerShell

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic use and capabilities of Microsoft Windows PowerShell

  • Install Windows PowerShell

  • Use basic command-line utilities inside Windows PowerShell

  • Use Windows PowerShell help

  • Run basic Windows PowerShell cmdlets

  • Get help on basic Windows PowerShell cmdlets

  • Configure Windows PowerShell to run scripts

The release of Windows PowerShell marks a significant advance for the Windows network administrator. Combining the power of a full-fledged scripting language, with access to command-line utilities, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), and even VBScript, PowerShell provides both the power and ease of use that have been missing from the Windows platform ...

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