Chapter 1. Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0

When you first start Windows PowerShell, whether it is the Windows PowerShell console or the Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE), the blank screen simply waits for your command. The problem is there are no hints as to what that command might be. There are no wizards or other Windows types of features to guide you in using the shell.

The name is Windows PowerShell for two reasons: It is a shell, and it is powerful. It is a mistake to think that Windows PowerShell is simply a scripting language because it is much more than that. In the ...

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