Windows PowerShell 3.0 / 4.0 Preview

A handy and useful new task-based command line shell that helps you to easily control your servers, write cmdlets in native code and manage all the remote connections
Windows PowerShell - With the help of Windows PowerShell you have the possibility to easily control Windows desktops and servers
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Power users and system administrators are surely familiar with the command-line shell accompanied by the scripting language known as Windows PowerShell. Part of the operating system developed by the Redmond-based company, this component acts as an automation framework that can ease system management and many other tasks.

Input commands and use the built-in API

The software has more than 130 commandlets (cmdlets), dedicated commands designed to utilize specific functions, which are able to carry out numerous type of jobs, from service or process administration to registry or object manipulation tasks.

Local or remote management is possible since Windows PowerShell provides access to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Component Object Model (COM) as well. Also, the Windows PowerShell runtime can be integrated by developers in the applications they create, thanks to the hosting API included in the package.

Use debugging capabilities and create automation scripts

Creating, editing and running automation scripts can be easily done inside Windows PowerShell, especially since it offers a clean interface, that is equipped for all these tasks. Debugging is also possible and it includes breakpoint management.

All the cmdlets share the same syntax and this means that they can share information, naming conventions and more. Using Windows PowerShell you can directly handle objects of various types, or, if it is the case, send them to other databases or utilities that are meant to work with them.

Creating automation scripts and running command-line utilities for specific tasks is the main strong point of Windows PowerShell. Besides the comprehensive commandlets library, it is accompanied by the needed documentation that can help anyone understand how some functions work.

Bottom line

To conclude, without being too demanding insofar as the system resources are concerned, PowerShell is aimed at experienced users and will be quite easy to use for those with solid knowledge in this area of expertise.

Reviewed by , last updated on July 28th, 2014


file size:
10.5 MB
price:
FREE!
license type:
Freeware
developed by:
Microsoft
operating system(s):
Windows 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 64 bit / 2008 / 2008 64 bit / 2008 R2 / Server 2012
category:
C: \ Programming \ Other Programming Files
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What's New in version 4.0 Preview
  • Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0 Preview contains functionality that has been updated from WMF 3.0, and is available for installation on Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1, and Windows Server 2012. WMF 4.0 Preview contains updated versions of the following features:
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Windows PowerShell ISE
  • Windows PowerShell Web Services (Management OData IIS Extension)
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Windows PowerShell is a useful and reliable command line shell and scripting language especially designed for system a...

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