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Windows PowerShell™ 3.0 Step by Step by Ed Wilson

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Using the registry provider to manage the Windows registry

In Windows PowerShell 1.0, the registry provider made it easy to work with the registry on the local system. Unfortunately, without remoting, you were limited to working with the local computer or using some other remoting mechanism (perhaps a log-on script) to make changes on remote systems. Beginning with Windows PowerShell 2.0, the inclusion of remoting makes it possible to make remote registry changes as easily as changing the local registry.

The registry provider permits access to the registry in the same manner that the filesystem provider permits access to a local disk drive. The same cmdlets used to access the file system—New-Item, Get-ChildItem, Set-Item, Remove-Item, and so ...

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