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PowerShell in Depth: An administrator's guide by Don Jones, Richard Siddaway, and Jeffery Hicks

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Chapter 15. PSDrives and PSProviders

This chapter covers

  • Understanding PSProviders
  • Working with PSDrives
  • Using transactional processing

When you add a module or a PSSnapin to PowerShell, you usually take this step because of the commands contained within those extensions. But extensions can also add something called a PSProvider to the shell, and those providers can be useful in ways many administrators haven’t realized are possible.

15.1. Why use PSProviders?

PSProviders, or providers for short, don’t immediately seem like a good idea for administration, but they are. To better understand what providers are, and what advantages they offer, you have to understand the other way of managing things in PowerShell: using commands.

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