Chapter 1. Introducing Windows PowerShell

Chances are that if you’re an IT professional you’ve heard of Windows PowerShell. You may even have read other books about PowerShell and put PowerShell to work. However, you probably still have many questions about PowerShell, or you may simply be curious about what Windows PowerShell version 2.0 (PowerShell V2) has to offer that its predecessor, Windows PowerShell Version 1.0 (PowerShell V1), didn’t. After all, the title of this book is Windows PowerShell 2.0 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant.

Every version of Windows has had a built-in command line that is used to run built-in commands, utilities, and scripts. ...

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