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Windows PowerShell™ 3.0 Step by Step by Ed Wilson

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Exploring PowerShell providers: step-by-step exercises

In this exercise, you’ll explore the use of the certificate provider in Windows PowerShell. You will navigate the certificate provider by using the same types of commands used with the file system. You will then explore the environment provider by using the same methodology.

Exploring the certificate provider

  1. Open the Windows PowerShell console.

  2. Obtain a listing of all the properties available for use with the Get-ChildItem cmdlet by piping the results into the Get-Member cmdlet. To filter out only the properties, pipeline the results into a Where-Object cmdlet and specify the membertype to be equal to property. This command is shown here:

    Get-ChildItem |Get-Member | Where-Object {$_.membertype ...

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