Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting environment
program included in Windows 7
that brings the power of the .NET Framework to command-line users and script writers to help IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows. It introduces a number of powerful new concepts that enables you to extend the knowledge you have gained and the scripts you have created within the Windows Command Prompt and Windows Script Host environments.
Built-in Windows PowerShell commands, called cmdlets
, let you manage the computers in your enterprise from the command line. You can use each cmdlet separately, but their power is realized when you use these simple tools in combination to perform complex tasks. Windows PowerShell includes more than one hundred basic core cmdlets, and you can write your own cmdlets and share them with other users.
This tutorial will show you how to open the PowerShell command-line shell. For more detailed information on PowerShell, see: Windows PowerShell