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A.K.A. – Using PowerShell Aliases

An interesting capability baked into the PowerShell environment is alias commands. Much like we can find in IOS (The Cisco one that is) and with other CLI environments, there are short commands available to save you some typing during your day-to-day scripting. Aliases can be found very easily with the Get-Alias CmdLet. The resulting output of the Get-Alias CmdLet is …

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Get-Started: PowerShell 3.0 – Mastering parameters with the Show-Command CmdLet

Welcome to the first PowerShell 3.0 post in the Get-Started learning series. Today we are going to work with PowerShell 3.0 and the Show-Command CmdLet. Because this is a PowerShell 3.0 CmdLet I am assuming that you are working with Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 or that you have installed the PowerShell CTP for your existing environment. The Show-Command CmdLet …

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Get-Started – The DiscoPosse PowerShell 101 series

With so much focus on PowerShell for systems administrators today, one thing I wanted to do was to bring scripting to the non-scripters. What I have found quite often is that many of today’s new administrators have not had any exposure to shell commands and scripting because they have not had a need to during early training. This is why …