Chapter 1. First Steps
In the world of Microsoft system administration, it is becoming impossible to avoid PowerShell. If you've never looked at PowerShell before or want a refresher to make sure you understand what is going on, this chapter would be a good place to start. We will cover the following topics:
- Determining the installed PowerShell version
- Installing/Upgrading PowerShell
- Starting a PowerShell session
- Simple PowerShell commands
- PowerShell Aliases
Determining the installed PowerShell version
There are many ways to determine which version of PowerShell, if any, is installed on a computer. We will examine how this information is stored in the registry and how to have PowerShell tell you the version.
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