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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 7. Adding commands

One of PowerShell’s primary strengths is its extensibility. As Microsoft continues to invest in PowerShell, it develops more and more commands for products like Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, the System Center family, SQL Server, and so on. Typically, when you install these products’ management tools, you also get a graphical management console of some kind and one or more extensions for Windows PowerShell.

7.1. How one shell can do everything

We know you’re probably familiar with the graphical Microsoft Management Console (MMC), which is why we’ll use it as an example of how PowerShell works. The two work similarly when it comes to extensibility, in part because the same Management Frameworks team within Microsoft ...

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