So far, you’ve been using the PowerShell console to call one command at a time. For simple code, this isn’t a problem: you run the command you need, and if you need one more, you call that too. But for bigger projects, having to call each command individually is too time-consuming. Luckily, you can combine commands so you can call them as a single unit. In this chapter, you’ll learn two ways of combining commands: by using the PowerShell pipeline and by saving your code in external scripts.

Starting a Windows Service

To illustrate why you’d want to combine commands, you’ll start by doing a simple example the old way. You’ll ...

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