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about_Aliases
Describes alternate names for cmdlets and commands in Windows PowerShell.
about_Arithmetic_Operators
Describes the operators that perform arithmetic in Windows PowerShell.
about_Arrays
Describes arrays; a compact data structure for storing data elements.
about_Assignment_Operators
Describes the operators that assign values to variables.
about_Automatic_Variables
Describes the automatic variables, which that store state information for Windows PowerShell.
about_Break
Explains how to use the Break statement, a statement that immediately exits Foreach, For, While, Do, and Switch statements.
about_Checkpoint-Workflow
Describes that Checkpoint-Workflow activity, which takes a checkpoint in a workflow.
about_Command_Precedence
Describes how Windows PowerShell determines which command to run.
about_Command_Syntax
Explains the command format in Windows PowerShell.
about_Comment_Based_Help
Explains how to write comment-based help topics for functions and scripts.
about_CommonParameters
Describes parameters that can be used with any cmdlet.
about_Comparison_Operators
Describes the operators that compare values in Windows PowerShell.
about_Continue
Describes the Continue statement, which immediately returns to top of a program loop.
about_Core_Commands
Lists the cmdlets designed for use with Windows PowerShell providers.
about_Data_Sections
Describes the Data section of scripts, which is designed to isolate data from code logic.
about_DesiredStateConfiguration
Describes the Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration feature, which helps ensure consistent configuration across multiple remote, managed nodes.
about_Debuggers
Describes the Windows PowerShell script debugger, a set of cmdlets for debugging scripts and functions.
about_Do
Describes the Do statement, which runs a script block one or more times subject to a While or Until condition.
about_Environment_Variables
Explains how to access Windows environment variables in Windows PowerShell.
about_Escape_Characters
Introduces the escape character in Windows PowerShell (`) and explains its effect.
about_Eventlogs
Describes the Windows PowerShell event log in Event Viewer.
about_Execution_Policies
Describes the Windows PowerShell execution policies and explains how to manage them.
about_For
Describes the For loop in Windows PowerShell.
about_ForEach
Describes the ForEach statement, a statement that acts on each item in a collection.
about_Format.ps1xml
Describes the Format.ps1xml files that define the default display of objects in the console.
about_Functions
Explains how to create and use functions in Windows PowerShell.
about_Functions_Advanced
Introduction to advanced functions; the functions that act like cmdlets.
about_Functions_Advanced_Methods
Explains how to use the methods and properties that are available to cmdlets in advanced functions.
about_Functions_Advanced_Parameters
Shows how to declare parameters for advanced functions.
about_Functions_CmdletBindingAttribute
Describes the CmdletBinding attribute, which identifies a function that works like a cmdlet.
about_Functions_OutputTypeAttribute
Describes an attribute that reports the type of object that the function returns.
about_Group_Policy_Settings
Describes the Group Policy settings for Windows PowerShell.
about_Hash_Tables
Explains how to create, use, and sort hash tables in Windows PowerShell.
about_History
Explains how to get and run commands from the command history.
about_If
Describes the If statement, which establishes conditions for an action.
about_InlineScript
Describes the InlineScript workflow activity.
about_Jobs
Describes Windows PowerShell background jobs.
about_Job_Details
Provides detailed information about background jobs.
about_Join
Describes the Join operator, which combines multiple strings into a single string.
about_Language_Keywords
Describes the keywords in the Windows PowerShell scripting language.
about_Line_Editing
Describes the editing features of the Windows PowerShell console.
about_Locations
Explains how to use the working location in Windows PowerShell.
about_Logical_Operators
Describes the operators that connect statements in Windows PowerShell.
about_Methods
Explains how to use methods to perform actions on objects in Windows PowerShell.
about_Modules
Explains how to install, import, and use Windows PowerShell modules.
about_Objects
Explains how to work with objects in Windows PowerShell.
about_Object_Creation
Explains how to create objects in Windows PowerShell.
about_Operators
The overview topic that describes operators in Windows PowerShell. Contains topics about each operator type.
about_Operator_Precedence
Lists the Windows PowerShell operators in precedence order.
about_Parameters
Explains how to working with cmdlet parameters in Windows PowerShell.
about_Parameters_Default_Values
Explains how to set custom default values for the parameters of cmdlets and advanced functions.
about_Parsing
Explains how Windows PowerShell parses commands.
about_Path_Syntax
Describes full and relative path name formats in Windows PowerShell.
about_Pipelines
Explains how to combine commands into pipelines in Windows PowerShell.
about_PowerShell.exe
Displays help for the PowerShell.exe command-line tool.
about_PowerShell_Ise.exe
Displays help for the PowerShell_ISE.exe command-line tool.
about_Preference_Variables
Describes the preference variables that customize Windows PowerShell.
about_Profiles
Explains how to create and use a Windows PowerShell profile.
about_Prompts
Explains how to create and use a Windows PowerShell profile.
about_Properties
Explains how to use object properties in Windows PowerShell.
about_Providers
Describes the Windows PowerShell providers and explains how to use the data that they expose.
about_PSSessions
Describes Windows PowerShell sessions (PSSessions) and explains how to use them to run remote commands.
about_PSSession_Details
Provides detailed information about Windows PowerShell sessions.
about_PSSnapins
Describes Windows PowerShell snap-ins and explains how to use them to extend Windows PowerShell.
about_Quoting_Rules
Explains the rules for using single and double quotation marks in Windows PowerShell, including here-strings.
about_Redirection
Explains how to redirect output to variables and text files. Includes redirection operators.
about_Ref
Explains how to create and use a reference variable type.
about_Regular_Expressions
Explains how to use regular expressions in Windows PowerShell.
about_Remote
How to run remote commands in Windows PowerShell.
about_Remote_Disconnected_Sessions
Explains how to disconnect from and reconnect to a PSSession.
about_Remote_FAQ
Questions and answers about running remote commands in Windows PowerShell.
about_Remote_Jobs
Explains how to run background jobs on remote computers
about_Remote_Output
Interpreting and formatting the output of remote commands.
about_Remote_Requirements
System requirements and configuration requirements for running remote commands in Windows PowerShell.
about_Remote_Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting remote operations in Windows PowerShell.
about_Remote_Variables
Explains how to use local and remote variables in remote commands.
about_Requires
Describes the Requires statement, which prevents a script from running without required snap-ins and versions.
about_Reserved_Words
Lists words that are reserved to Windows PowerShell.
about_Return
Exits the current scope, which can be a function, script, or script block.
about_Run_With_PowerShell
Explains how to use the "Run with PowerShell" feature to run a script by right-clicking its entry in File Explorer.
about_Scheduled_Jobs
Describes scheduled jobs and explains how to use and manage scheduled jobs in Windows PowerShell and in Task Scheduler.
about_Scheduled_Jobs_Basics
Explains how to create and manage scheduled jobs.
about_Scheduled_Jobs_Advanced
Explains advanced scheduled job topics, including the file structure that underlies scheduled jobs.
about_Scheduled_Jobs_Troubleshooting
Explains how to resolve problems in scheduled jobs.
about_Scopes
Explains how to set and change the scope of functions and variables in Windows PowerShell.
about_Script_Blocks
Explains how to use script blocks to combine expressions, statements and commands into a single code block.
about_Script_Internationalization
Describes the features that make it easy for scripts to display user messages in the language selected for Windows.
about_Scripts
Explains how to write and run scripts in Windows PowerShell.
about_Session_Configurations
Describes session configurations, which determine the users who can connect to the computer remotely and the commands they can run.
about_Session_Configuration_Files
Describes session configuration files, which define the environment of sessions that use the session configuration.
about_Signing
Describes the Windows PowerShell execution policies, explains how to manage them, and explains to how sign scripts so they comply with the execution policies.
about_Special_Characters
Describes the special characters in Windows PowerShell.
about_Splatting
Explains how to use splatting to pass parameters to commands in Windows PowerShell.
about_Split
Describes the Split operator, which splits strings into substrings.
about_Switch
Explains how to use a switch statement to replace multiple Ifstatements.
about_Throw
Describes the Throw keyword, which generates a terminating error.
about_Transactions
Explains how to manage transacted operations in Windows PowerShell.
about_Trap
Describes the Trap keyword, which handles a terminating error.
about_Try_Catch_Finally
Error handling in scripts is done using the Try, Catch, and Finally script blocks.
about_Type_Operators
Describes the operators that work with .NET types.
about_Types.ps1xml
Describes the Types.ps1xml files that let you extend the .NET types of objects used in Windows PowerShell.
about_Updatable_Help
Describes the updatable help system in Windows PowerShell.
about_Variables
An overview topic that explains the types of variables in Windows PowerShell.
about_While
Describes While loops in Windows PowerShell.
about_Wildcards
Explains how to use the wildcard character (*) in Windows PowerShell.
about_Windows_PowerShell_5.0
Describes features and changes that are new to Windows PowerShell 4.0.
about_Windows_PowerShell_ISE
Describes Windows PowerShell® Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE).
about_Workflows
Provides a brief introduction to the Windows PowerShell Workflow feature.
about_WorkflowCommonParameters
Describes the parameters that are valid on all Windows PowerShell workflow commands.
about_WMI
Describes Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), which is Microsoft’s implementation of the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) industry standard.
about_WMI_Cmdlets
Provides background information about Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Windows PowerShell.
about_WQL
Describes WMI Query Language (WQL), which can be used to get WMI objects in Windows PowerShell.
about_WS-Management_Cmdlets
Describes the cmdlets in the Microsoft.WsMan.Management module. Explains how to use them together to manage WS-Management features, including the WSMan provider drive.