Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/04/register_books_0406/

Command Windows with Powershell

Master Microsoft's long-awaited technology

By Register Books

Posted in Developer, 4th June 2007 13:41 GMT

Books Microsoft has finally answered the prayers of system administrators and developers everywhere with the introduction of Windows PowerShell, a new scripting technology that enables the automation of system management tasks and the creation of system management tools. PowerShell runs on Windows XP, 2003, and Vista.

Exchange Server 2007 and System Centre Operations Manager 2007 will be built on Windows PowerShell. Unlike traditional Windows shell scripting, PowerShell scripting is object based and is designed to work with the .NET framework.

Windows has an easy-to-use interface, but if you want to automate it, life can get hard. That is, unless you use PowerShell. PowerShell lets you script administrative tasks and control Windows from the command line. Because it was specifically developed for Windows, programmers and power-users can now do things in a shell that previously required VB, VBScript, or C#.

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