Windows PowerShell is a modern object-based command shell and scripting language designed for Microsoft Windows. Along with the normal shell features for working with files and programs, it also provides for direct access to all of Windows though the Windows Object Models: .NET, COM and WMI.
This refcard covers starting and using Windows PowerShell, including the syntax for all statements, operators and other elements of the language. Also included are examples of how to use .NET, COM, ADSI and WMI objects from PowerShell. Finally, it includes tips and tricks—short examples showing how to perform common tasks from PowerShell.