about_providers.help - TOPIC about_Providers SHORT...

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Sheet1 Page 1 TOPIC about_Providers SHORT DESCRIPTION Describes how Windows PowerShell providers provide access to data and components that would not otherwise be easily accessible at the command line. The data is presented in a consistent format that resembles a file system drive. LONG DESCRIPTION Windows PowerShell providers are Microsoft .NET Framework-based programs that make the data in a specialized data store available in Windows PowerShell so that you can view and manage it. The data that a provider exposes appears in a drive, and you access the data in a path like you would on a hard disk drive. You can use any of the built-in cmdlets that the provider supports to manage the data in the provider drive. And, you can use custom cmdlets that are designed especially for the data. The providers can also add dynamic parameters to the built-in cmdlets. These are parameters that are available only when you use the cmdlet with the provider data. BUILT-IN PROVIDERS Windows PowerShell includes a set of built-in providers that you can use to access the different types of data stores. Provider Drive Data store -------- ----- ---------- Alias Alias: Windows PowerShell aliases Certificate Cert: x509 certificates for digital signatures Environment Env: Windows environment variables FileSystem * File system drives, directories, and files Function Function: Windows PowerShell functions Registry HKLM:, HKCU Windows registry Variable Variable: Windows PowerShell variables WS-Management WSMan WS-Management configuration information * The FileSystem drives vary on each system.
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Sheet1 Page 2 You can also create your own Windows PowerShell providers, and you can install providers that others develop. To list the providers that are available in your session, type: get-psprovider INSTALLING AND REMOVING PROVIDERS Windows PowerShell providers are delivered to you in Windows PowerShell
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