Powershell is a replacement for the command prompt

Windows 10 PowerShell: Automation and tuning with an integrated professional tool

With Windows 7, Microsoft delivered the efficiency machine PowerShell for the first time in an operating system version for users. In Windows 10, PowerShell is finally emancipating itself from the old command line of the command prompt (cmd.exe, command.com). With a cornucopia of commands and functions, it invites advanced Windows users in particular to operate Windows with direct commands. For power users and administrators, PowerShell has now literally led to a revival of script-based solutions.

Windows 10 includes PowerShell ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment), a powerful and extended command shell (surface, literally a shell). The PowerShell ISE (file powershell_ise.exe) is a summary and further development of the classic command line and the old Windows Scripting Host (WSH). It is now comfortably possible to create, edit, save and execute entire command scripts. This simplifies operation and command entry in a contemporary way.

You can call up "PowerShell ISE" with the new graphic interface directly from the Windows start menu by opening START and then following the alphabetically arranged list of folders and programs. At WINDOWS POWERSHELL> WINDOWS POWERSHELL ISE you will find what you are looking for in the context menu.

At first glance, PowerShell ISE offers a command line like the familiar command prompt. The PowerShell ISE can do much more, in particular, there are many operational options for directories and files, registry access and network management. After starting PowerShell, you can use a variety of commands with which, in principle, Windows can be completely controlled. A command is also called a commandlet or cmdlet.