By Ed Wilson

Get functional tips for utilizing home windows PowerShell to regulate home windows Vista and home windows Server 2008. Written through Ed Wilson, a number one scripting professional and coach at Microsoft, this reference bargains a task-based method of assist you locate the knowledge you would like for day by day projects. With greater than 2 hundred scripts, it bargains wealthy examples that directors can customise for his or her personal surroundings and desires. The scripts variety in complexity from one-line instructions, to full-blown scripts with controlled output and command-line arguments examples which are appropriate to all ability degrees. encompasses a spouse CD with totally searchable book, pattern scripts, and different assets for dealing with your Windows-based environment.Key e-book BenefitsDelivers greater than two hundred scripts directors can customise and use to wake up and working quicklyProvides a number of methods of achieving projects: from one-line instructions to full-blown scripts with controlled output and command-line argumentsFeatures a task-oriented technique, and arranged that will help you quick locate the data you would like on your daily activitiesIncludes a significant other CD with an absolutely searchable booklet, pattern scripts, and different assets for on-the-job effects

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Txt example. exe). exe is in the path, you don’t need to supply any path information to the file. You then get the process information by using the Get-Process cmdlet. Use the ms* wildcard, which matches any process name that begins with the letters ms. Once you have identified the correct process, use the Stop-Process cmdlet and the confirm switch. Instead of answering yes to the confirmation prompt, just suspend execution of the command so you can run an additional command (perhaps you forgot the process ID number).

A better output can be obtained by using the -column parameter. This is illustrated here: PS C:\> Get-Process | Format-Wide -Column 4 Although the four-column output cuts the list length by half, it still does not maximize all the available screen space. ps1 script, it is hardly worth the time and the trouble to pursue such an undertaking. ps1 function funGetProcess() { if ($args) { Get-Process | Format-Wide -autosize } else { Get-Process | Format-Wide -column $i } } cls $i = 1 for ($i ; $i -le 10 ; $i++) { Write-Host -ForegroundColor red "`$i is equal to $i" funGetProcess } Write-Host -ForeGroundColor red "Now use format-wide -autosize" funGetProcess("auto") A better option for finding the optimum screen configuration for Format-Wide is to use the -autosize switch, shown here: PS C:\> Get-Process | Format-Wide -AutoSize Using the Get-Command Cmdlet There are three cmdlets that are analogous to the three key spices used in Cajun cooking.

Outvariable Instructs the cmdlet to use a specific variable to hold the output information. -outbuffer Instructs the cmdlet to hold a certain number of objects prior to calling the next cmdlet in the pipeline. Working with Get-Help Windows PowerShell is intuitively easy to use; learn simply by doing. Online help makes it even easier to use the program. The help system in Windows PowerShell can be entered by several methods. To learn about using Windows PowerShell, use the Get-Help cmdlet as shown here: get-help get-help This command prints out help about the Get-Help cmdlet.

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