Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A quick note on writing PowerShell scripts - Part 1

PowerShell scripts are a sequence of PowerShell commands written one after another (executed in that order) using a text editor such as Notepad. The extension of a PowerShell script file is <filename>.ps1. The 1 ins ps1 has nothing to do with the version of PowerShell on your computer and you may have more than one in
your computer,
 http://hodentekhelp.blogspot.com/2014/08/can-multiple-versions-of-powershell-can.html

You also have the option of choosing which version you want to run
(http://hodentekhelp.blogspot.com/2014/08/if-you-have-multiple-versions-of-power.html).

In addition to Notepad there are other dedicated script editors like,
and many others. For a complete listing follow this link:

In order to run a PowerShell script file you need to create a file with extension ps1 and then run
this script in Windows PowerShell or a similar programme.

In Part 2 you will learn writing a simple script file.