Chapter 2. Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic use of Microsoft Windows PowerShell cmdlets

  • Use Get-Command to retrieve a listing of cmdlets

  • Configure search options

  • Configure output parameters

  • Use Get-Member

  • Use New-Object

The inclusion of a large amount of cmdlets in Windows PowerShell makes it immediately useful to network administrators and others who need to perform various maintenance and administrative tasks on their Windows servers and desktop systems. In this chapter, we review several of the more useful cmdlets as a means of highlighting the power and flexibility of Windows PowerShell. However, the real benefit of this chapter is the methodology we use to discover the use ...

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