IT administrations use Windows PowerShell to automate commonly used server management tasks and they can do the same for desktops -- virtual or physical. Here are five quick links on using cmdlets to manage remote desktops in Microsoft, Citrix and VMware desktop environments.
Setting up PowerShell to manage remote Windows 7 desktops can be tricky. These tips help you properly configure PowerShell and use it for remote desktop troubleshooting.
In Windows Server 8, server management will be command-line oriented. Prepare for the shift by learning some commands for managing Remote Desktop Services.
VMware View 4.5 supports PowerShell-based extensions, PowerCLI, to manage virtual desktop environments. Here are some useful cmdlets for creating virtual desktop pools.
Citrix XenDesktop 5 includes support for over 100 Windows PowerShell cmdlets. Here are some useful PowerShell cmdlets to help with your virtual desktop administration tasks.
PowerShell isn't just for Windows servers -- Microsoft made the scripting language the core management platform in Windows 7.
This was first published in December 2011