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Windows PowerShell™ 3.0 Step by Step by Ed Wilson

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Understanding Windows PowerShell

Perhaps the biggest obstacle for a Windows network administrator in migrating to Windows PowerShell 3.0 is understanding what PowerShell actually is. In some respects, it is a replacement for the venerable CMD (command) shell. In fact, on Windows Server 2012 running in core mode, it is possible to replace the CMD shell with Windows PowerShell so that when the server boots up, it uses Windows PowerShell as the interface. As shown here, after Windows PowerShell launches, you can use cd to change the working directory, and then use dir to produce a directory listing in exactly the same way you would perform these tasks from the CMD shell.

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