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Chet HosmerPowerShell and Python Togetherhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4504-0_1

1. An Introduction to PowerShell for Investigators

Chet Hosmer1 
Longs, SC, USA

PowerShell provides a great acquistion engine for obtaining a vast array of information from live systems, servers, peripherals, mobile devices, and data-driven applications like Active Directory.

Because of Microsoft’s decision to open PowerShell and provide the ability to acquire information from other non-Microsoft platforms such as Mac and Linux, the breadth of information that can be accessed is virtually limitless (with the proper credentials). Combine that with a plethora of built-in and third-party CmdLets (pronounced “command let”) that can be filtered, sorted, ...

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