Monday, 30 March 2009

SBS - PowerShell 1.0 now released via WSUS

Just recently Microsoft released PowerShell 1.0 via WSUS:

09-03-30 WSUS PowerShell Released

Windows PowerShell 1.0 KB926139

PowerShell is a command line interface that provides an ability to run various management commands or script and schedule them.

It is the basis for the new Exchange 2007 Management Shell.

09-03-30 SBS 2008 - Exchange Start Menu Folder

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Start Menu Folder

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will come with version 2 of PowerShell.

While getting to know PowerShell may not be for the feint of heart, getting to know the cmdlets and how to pipe them together to form a command structure to accomplish our needed administration tasks on servers and workstations will streamline our administration tasks in the long run.

Some links for further reading:

Anything that makes our time more efficient is good for us! :)

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*All Mac on SBS posts will not be written on a Mac until we replace our now missing iMac! (previous blog post)

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1 comment:

Chris Knight said...

+1 on your last sentence!

Althought it would be nice if it had a sh/csh/bash compatability layer to make it easier for *nix admins.

Always felt more at home with tcsh on *nix than with DOS or Powershell on Windows.