The PowerShell is a framework from Microsoft. It is of two types, the Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core and is used for task automation and configuration management. It comprises of a command-line shell and an associated scripting language, both of which are built on the Dot NET Framework. PowerShell enables administrators to perform administrative tasks on both local as well as remote Windows systems. Therefore, providing complete access to COM and WMI. It also provides access to WS-Management and CIM by allowing management of remote Linux systems and network devices. In this framework, the administrative tasks are normally performed by cmdlets, which is known as command-lets. These cmdlets, are specialized Dot NET classes, which implement a particular operation.
In order to embed the PowerShell runtime inside other applications, it also provides a hosting Application Program Interface. Therefore, enabling these applications to use PowerShell functionality, in order to implement certain operations, such as those exposed via the graphical interface and others. Windows PowerShell, popularly known as an operating system shell, has several benefits to offer. The most important benefit is that it gives a much more powerful environment for command-line entry as compared to the default Command Prompt program on Windows. Other benefits include access to a task-based scripting language, a simplified navigation system that uses common naming and syntax conventions, and the ability to build custom tools that are used for software administration.
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