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Pro Windows PowerShell by Hristo Deshev

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Why Another Book on Windows PowerShell?

As much as I like PowerShell, its plain-console looks make it very easy for people to dismiss it without really seeing what lies beneath the surface. I feel it is still largely undiscovered—I know many professionals who have yet to try it out. When administrators see PowerShell for the first time, many simply shrug, assuming it's just another version of the primitive command prompt we inherited from DOS.

The most successful way for me to recruit a new person into the ranks of happy PowerShell users is by example. When presented with an automation problem, my first suggestion is, "Let'stry to do it in PowerShell." A couple of lines later, the usual reaction is, "Wow, can it really do that?" A short and ...

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