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Windows PowerShell™ 3.0 Step by Step by Ed Wilson

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Working with the help options

One of the first commands to run when opening Windows PowerShell for the first time is the Update-Help cmdlet. This is because Windows PowerShell does not ship help files with the product. This does not mean that no help presents itself—it does mean that help beyond simple syntax display requires an additional download.

A default installation of Windows PowerShell 3.0 contains numerous modules that vary from installation to installation depending upon the operating system features and roles selected. In fact, Windows PowerShell 3.0 installed on Windows 7 workstations contains far fewer modules and cmdlets than are available on a similar Windows 8 workstation. This does not mean all is chaos, however, because the ...

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