Windows PowerShell is the name of Microsoft’s new command and script shell.
It includes more than 130 command-line tools, called cmdlets, that allow you to perform typical administration tasks, such as monitoring services and processes, or checking the status of the registry.
Undoubtedly, the most interesting feature of Windows PowerShell resides in the possibility of developing scripts with which to automate tasks as diverse as: performing statistics on objects, comparing text files, listing the unique elements of a collection, ordering the information returned by a process, etcetera.
All this, through its usual commands and parameters, which will surely be a satisfaction for professionals in the sector who longed for such a tool for Windows.
Windows PowerShell requires Windows Service Pack 2 and .NET 2.0. There are other versions available on the author’s website for Windows Vista and Windows 2003.