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What is Windows PowerShell

Posted By: Vivek Patel     Category: PowerShell     Views: 10206

This article will explains you about Windows PowerShell.

Microsoft Windows PowerShell is a new command-line shell and scripting language designed for system administration and automation. 

Windows PowerShell is Microsoft's task automation framework, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on top of, and integrated with, the .NET Framework. PowerShell provides full access to COM and WMI, enabling administrators to perform administrative tasks on both local and remote Windows systems.

In PowerShell, administrative tasks are generally performed by cmdlets (pronounced command-lets), specialized .NET classes implementing a particular operation. Sets of cmdlets may be combined together in scripts; executables, which are standalone applications; or by instantiating regular .NET classes (or WMI/COM Objects). These work by accessing data in different data stores, like the filesystem or registry, which are made available to the PowerShell runtime via Windows PowerShell providers.

Windows PowerShell also provides a hosting mechanism with which the Windows PowerShell runtime can be embedded inside other applications. These applications then leverage Windows PowerShell functionality to implement certain operations, including those exposed via the graphical interface. This capability has been utilized by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to expose its management functionality as PowerShell cmdlets and providers and implement the graphical management tools as PowerShell hosts which invoke the necessary cmdlets. Other Microsoft applications including Microsoft SQL Server 2008[6] also expose their management interface via PowerShell cmdlets. With PowerShell, graphical interface-based management applications on Windows are layered on top of Windows PowerShell. In the future all Microsoft applications running on the Windows platform are to be PowerShell aware.


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Vivek Patel
Vivek Patel author of What is Windows PowerShell is from United States. Vivek Patel says

I have started working in .Net Technology since its beta release and lucky to got chance to work on .Net 1.1, 2.0 and now working on .Net 3.5. I have worked in both C# and VB.Net for Asp.net Projects. I can also provide Sharepoint development needs. I can efficiently switch role from Tech Lead and Developer. I have comprehensive knowledge of Asp.net Development. I have been award Microsoft Most Valuable Award twice in Asp.net Technology.

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