Working with Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell can be used as a replacement for the CMD interpreter. Its many built-in cmdlets allow for large number of activities. These cmdlets can be used in a stand-alone fashion, or they can be run together as a group.

Accessing Windows PowerShell

After Windows PowerShell is installed, it becomes available for immediate use. However, using the Windows flag key on the keyboard and pressing the letter r to bring up a run command prompt, or "mousing around" and and using Start | Run | Windows PowerShell all the time, becomes somewhat less helpful. I created a shortcut to Windows PowerShell and placed that shortcut on my desktop. For me, and the way I work, this is ideal. This was so useful, as a matter of fact, ...

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