Archive | January, 2012

PowerShell: Execution Policy

The Restricted execution policy is a default setting for all computers with PowerShell installed. It isn’t intended to be something that PowerShell users live with forever. It’s a safe default that protects non PowerShell users from being impacted by PowerShell-based malware. For example, many home users had never used VBScript, but still got bitten by the […]

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PowerShell: Remoting

The Windows PowerShell remoting features are supported by the WS-Management protocol and the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service that implements WS-Management in Windows. Computers running Windows 7 and later include WinRM 2.0 or later. On computers running earlier versions of Windows, you need to install WinRM 2.0 or later as appropriate and if supported. Currently, […]

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PowerShell: Introduction

PowerShell is a new command shell from Microsoft, based on the Win32 console. It is a command prompt and scripting environment and it can even be both at the same time. To be more precise, Windows PowerShell is Microsoft’s task automation framework, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on top of, […]

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Mac OS X: Symbolic Links

If you’ve ever made an Alias to a file in classic Mac OS, or a Shortcut to a file in Windows, you will easily be able to understand the UNIX equivalent (where aliases and shortcuts came from in the first place), called a Symbolic Link. The easiest definition to understand is directly from the man […]

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