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Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition by Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks

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Chapter 2. Meet PowerShell

This chapter is all about getting you situated and helping you to decide which PowerShell interface you’ll use (yes, you have a choice). If you’ve used PowerShell before, this material might seem redundant, so feel free to skim this chapter—you might still find some tidbits here and there that’ll help you out down the line.

2.1. Choose your weapon

Microsoft provides you with two ways (four, if you’re being picky) to work with PowerShell. Figure 2.1 shows the Start screen’s All Apps page, with four PowerShell icons. We’ve highlighted them to help you spot them more easily.

Figure 2.1. You can use PowerShell in one of four possible ways.

 

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On older versions of Windows, these icons will be on your Start menu. ...

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