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Windows PowerShell™ Scripting Guide by Ed Wilson

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Chapter 1. The Shell in Windows PowerShell

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows PowerShell.

  • Tackle security issues with Windows PowerShell.

  • Understand the basics of cmdlets.

  • Work with aliases to assign shortcut names to cmdlets.

  • Get help using Windows PowerShell.

Note

On the Companion Disc All the scripts used in this chapter are located on the CD-ROM that accompanies this book in the \scripts\chapter01 folder.

Installing Windows PowerShell

Because Windows PowerShell is not installed by default on any operating system released by Microsoft, it is important to verify the existence of Windows PowerShell on the platform before the actual deployment of either scripts or commands. This can be as simple as trying ...

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