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Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches by Don Jones

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Chapter 26. Beyond the operating system: taking PowerShell further

I know you’ve seen a lot of Get-Process and Get-Service in this book. There’s a reason for that: as I explained toward the beginning of the book, I’m guaranteed of you having access to those cmdlets because they’re built into the base shell. Although we also used Get-WmiObject, Get-Hotfix, and a few other core cmdlets, I like Get-Service and Get-Process because they exhibit almost all of the possible characteristics of a cmdlet. You can use them to master parameters, pipeline parameter binding, and many other key concepts. Once you’ve done so, using any other cmdlet is easy: just read its help file to learn about its parameters, and you’re good to go.

In this chapter, I want ...

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