CHAPTER 3Getting Started with PowerShell in SharePoint 2010

Welcome to the world of Windows PowerShell, where everything can be automated with a single line of code! Well, that’s not completely true, but thanks to the cmdlets, many administrative tasks can be accomplished with just a few lines of code.

Before we dig into the automated world of SharePoint, we will take a tour of Windows PowerShell and go through some of its concepts, so that you understand how it can help you in your daily work. First on the menu is starting up Windows PowerShell.

Starting Up Windows PowerShell

In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows PowerShell is installed by default. You’ll find the Windows PowerShell icon on the Start menu in the Accessories folder ...

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