What is Powershell?What is it used for?Tutorial for begginers
Have you ever heared about Powershell? well, it is for some reason getting
popular these days and I decided to give you some information as you might be wondering what it is and what is it even used for.
What is Windows PowerShell? Is powershell a programming language?
PowerShell isn’t a programming language. Windows PowerShell is a framework developed by Microsoft that is based on the .Net Framework.
Basically, its an application already installed on your computed. It’s called powershell.exe. When you call this application. You get a console similar to the “cmd” console. The PowerShell console is shown in blue. If you are using a Windows operating system that is higher than Windows XP, just look for PowerShell and call it. Now you can enter a command in this PowerShell console.
Windows PowerShell is installed by default in Windows 7 and later, and it’s applicable in all subsequent versions of Windows. Starting with Windows Server 2012 R2, most graphical server tools use PowerShell commands in the background, and the administrator only sees them in a graphical form.
PowerShell modules are provided by the most popular technology vendors in the world. Microsoft has built such PowerShell modules for all of their products. This means that you can use PowerShell to manage all versions of Windows from Windows Server 2008 and later with PowerShell.
Furthermore, you can simultaneously administer all Windows applications such as Active Directory, DNS, Exchange, Hyper-V, file servers, etc.
With the right PowerShell knowledge you can do your tasks more efficient and easier.