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Windows PowerShell Scripting

Want to learn about the Windows PowerShell command line and scripting environment? You've come to the right place. On this page you will find training videos, guides, Wiki articles, and more that will help you learn Windows PowerShell. Please let us know how we could make the site more useful for you.

Featured Webcast Series

PowerShell Essentials for the Busy Admin Series

In this series, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson discusses a number of compelling reasons for learning Windows PowerShell scripting and provides training for some of the most important PowerShell uses for IT admins. (March 26, 2012)


More PowerShell Scripting Webcasts

Learn the basics of Windows PowerShell from Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson. In this five-part webcast series, Ed demonstrates starting and stopping processes and services, working with event logs, writing your first Windows PowerShell script, working with files, and more. (March 28, 2011)

PowerShell Quiz

Take a Windows PowerShell Quiz
This is a quick quiz to help you determine if you are an advanced scripter or a beginning scripter. You might even learn a thing or two along the way.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog

Seven days each week, Scripting Guy Ed Wilson answers your questions about Windows PowerShell. Learning this stuff could be daunting. Ed makes sure it's not.

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Getting Started posts
Take advantage of the Getting Started tag on the blog so you can easily find Windows PowerShell content intended for beginners.


Windows PowerShell Script Repository
Browse a repository of sample Windows PowerShell scripts written by MVPs, IT pros, Microsoft employees, and others.

Scripting Guides


  • Download Windows PowerShell 3.0
    Windows Management Framework 3.0 makes some updated management functionality available to be installed on Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 & Windows Server 2008 SP2. Windows Management Framework 3.0 contains Windows PowerShell 3.0, WMI & WinRM.
  • Download Windows PowerShell 2.0
    This Windows Management Framework download includes Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0. Download it today!
  • Windows PowerShell Quick Reference
    A two-page quick reference guide to using Windows PowerShell.


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