Chapter 1. Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic use and capabilities of Windows PowerShell.

  • Install Windows PowerShell.

  • Use basic command-line utilities inside Windows PowerShell.

  • Use Windows PowerShell help.

  • Run basic Windows PowerShell cmdlets.

  • Get help on basic Windows PowerShell cmdlets.

  • Configure Windows PowerShell to run scripts.

The release of Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 marks a significant advance for the Windows network administrator. Combining the power of a full-fledged scripting language with access to command-line utilities, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), and even VBScript, Windows PowerShell provides the power and ease of use that have been missing from the ...

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