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    It’s like an Autoexec.bat file for Windows PowerShell. Although your Windows PowerShell profile can do things Autoexec.bat could only dream of doing. Y ou must admit, Windows PowerShell has a great profile. You hadn’t noticed? Start Windows PowerShell and stand to the side of your monitor...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell Aliases

    So, would you rather type something like Get-AuthenticodeSignature or would you rather type something like gas ? We had a feeling you’d say that. S amuel Clemens. Archibald Leach. Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez. William Sydney Porter. The list goes on…. And exactly...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell Remoting

    Just in case you have a computer or two that isn’t located in your office. A ccording to the old joke, the three most important things in real estate are location, location, location. And in Windows PowerShell 2.0 the three most important things are – Well, to tell, you the truth...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell Tab Expansion

    So you think it’s pretty nice that Cmd.exe uses tab expansion for file paths? Just wait until you see what Windows PowerShell does with tab expansion. O ne of the big advantages of using Windows PowerShell is that you can just sit at the command prompt and type everything; there’s no need...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Windows PowerShell Scripting

    Need to perform the same Windows PowerShell task over and over and over again? Ever thought about put­ting the commands for carrying out this task into a script? I n this world there’s always something to be glad about. (Hey, it’s true – just ask Pollyanna.) For example, system...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

    Can’t figure out how to get started in Windows PowerShell? Hmmm, if only we could find an article titled Getting Started .... First you put the key in the ignition… No, wait, that’s really not the best place to start. That’s not the first thing you should do when you’re...
  • Blog Post: Piping and the Pipeline

    Quick: What one feature truly separates Windows PowerShell from other scripting/shell languages? How many of you said “the pipeline?” Really? That many of you, huh? I t’s inevitable: no sooner do you get Windows PowerShell installed then you start hearing about “piping”...
  • Blog Post: Customizing the Windows PowerShell Console

    When it came to automobiles, Henry Ford once said that customers could have “… any color they want. As long as it’s black.” That’s why Henry Ford wasn’t allowed to design the console window for Windows PowerShell. M any of you will find this hard to believe...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell Shortcut Keys

    Yes, we know: everybody loves to spend their entire day sitting at the keyboard, typing. But, just in case, here are some shortcut keys that can make your Windows PowerShell life much, much easier. L ike all good command shells, Windows PowerShell includes a number of shortcut keys that can lessen...