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I have a limited knowledge on Powershell, but from what I've seen, it can be very useful in admin/dev tasks.

What would I have to develop to get a nice toolset for WSS/Stsadm administration?

Is there something already done to help out in these tasks?

What about 2010? Will they deliver something OOTB for admin with PowerShell?

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if you want to get started with SharePoint and PowerShell here is a great resource by Nicklas Goude: MOSS 2007 Script Collection.

And about PowerShell in SharePoint 2010; the publically released preview of the SDK and Ribbon documentation contained a set of references to PowerShell cmdlets. That's all I can say now, but just wait a few more days and we'll all see what MS have done...


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For huge and definitive source of awesome powershell cmdlets and extensions I strongly recommend Gary Lapointe's

You'll find links to the list of the commands and his download page link on the right hand side.

Sorry I can't discuss SharePoint 2010 yet due to the NDA that is still in place, but expect to be really impressed :)

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Try this blog

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – Stuart Pegg Aug 17 '12 at 21:45

Can someone please list a few examples of when you would be better off writing a PowerShell script than writing a Console Application?

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I am convinced that PowerShell is going to be BIG for SharePoint 2010, looking at the investment Microsoft has put into providing hundreds of powerful Cmdlets. – Jaap Vossers Nov 2 '09 at 14:37
You should ask this as a new question, would be interested to know! – Alex Angas Nov 5 '09 at 12:16

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