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Windows PowerShell - Introduction
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The Microsoft-supplied command-line interpreter on OS/2 and eComStation, Windows CE and on Windows NT-based operating systems (including Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012).
Component Object Model (COM)
A binary-interface standard for software components introduced by Microsoft in 1993 used to enable inter-process communication and dynamic object creation in a large range of programming languages.
The filename of the default operating system shell for DOS operating systems and the default command line interpreter on Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME.
A computer program (or set of programs) that transforms source code written in a programming language (the source language) into another computer language (the target language, often having a binary form known as object code).
A command-line interface (CLI) used as a means of interacting with a computer program where the user (or client) issues commands to the program in the form of successive lines of text (command lines).
The PowerShell cmdlet that retrieves a list of all available help topics.
The PowerShell cmdlet that returns an object that represents the current host program.
A programming language for which most of its implementations execute instructions directly, without previously compiling a program into machine-language instructions.
A software framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows which includes a large class library known as Framework Class Library (FCL) and provides language interoperability across several programming languages.
A set of data processing elements connected in series, where the output of one element is the input of the next one.
A programming language that supports scripts, programs written for a special run-time environment that can interpret (rather than compile) and automate the execution of tasks that could alternatively be executed one-by-one by a human operator.
A user interface for access to an operating system's services. In general, operating system shells use either a command-line interface (CLI) or graphical user interface (GUI), depending on a computer's role and particular operation.
The PowerShell cmdlet that downloads and installs the newest help files on your computer.
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
A set of extensions to the Windows Driver Model that provides an operating system interface through which instrumented components provide information and notification.
Windows Script Host (WSH)
An automation technology for Microsoft Windows operating systems that provides scripting abilities comparable to batch files, but with a wider range of supported features.
A task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET Framework.
Instructions used to perform administrative tasks in PowerShell.
The PowerShell script file extension.
The PowerShell cmdlet naming pattern.
The output of PowerShell cmdlets.
The PowerShell feature which enables the output of one cmdlet to be piped as input to another cmdlet.
The PowerShell pipeline operator.
The starting character for PowerShell script variables.
The current object in the pipeline.
The default PowerShell script execution security setting.
The version of PowerShell integrated with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
The version of PowerShell integrated with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
The version of PowerShell integrated with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
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