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July 2, 2009

PowerShell Gem #1

Filed under Computers, Programming, Software

PowerShell is a replacement for the Windows command prompt (a.k.a. CMD).

I ran into this feature today: accessing network shares.

With CMD, you map a drive letter to a network share in order to access it. Trying to access the share directly (via the UNC name) does not work.

For example, here's what happens if I try to list the contents of a share called \\ivory\users\public directly (fails) and then via a mapped drive S: using CMD...


PowerShell supports UNC! No more mapping drive letters!

Check out the same task via PowerShell...



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