Video: Five must-know PowerShell commands for Windows administrators

Bill Detwiler shows you how to use the Get-Help, Set-ExecutionPolicy, Get-ExecutionPolicy, Get-Service, and ConvertTo-HTML PowerShell commands.

Over the last few years, Microsoft has tried to make PowerShell the Windows management tool of choice. As a Windows administrator, you need to be familiar with the basics of using PowerShell. And during this week's TR Dojo episode, I show you how to use the following five basic PowerShell commands:

  1. Get-Help
  2. Set-ExecutionPolicy
  3. Get-ExecutionPolicy
  4. Get-Service
  5. ConvertTo-HTML

Check out the following links for more PowerShell resources:

For those who prefer text to video, click the View Transcript link below the video player windows or check out Brien Posey's article, "10 PowerShell commands every Windows admin should know," on which this video is based.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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