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Windows Server 2008 Unleashed by Chris Amaris - MCSE, CISSP, Ross Mistry - MCTS, MCDBA, MCSE, Omar Droubi - MCSE, Michael Noel - MCSE+I, CISSP, MCSA, MVP, Ph.D. - MCSE, CISSP Rand Morimoto

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Chapter 21. Automating Tasks Using PowerShell Scripting

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Shells are a necessity in using operating systems. They give the ability to execute arbitrary commands as a user and the ability to traverse the file system. Anybody who has used a computer has dealt with a shell by either typing commands at a prompt or clicking an icon to start a word processing application. A shell is something that every user uses in some fashion. It’s inescapable in whatever form when working on a computer system.

Until now, Windows users and administrators primarily have used the Windows Explorer or cmd command prompt (both shells) to interact with most versions of the Window operating ...

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