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.
1. Using PowerShell to manage remote Windows 7 desktops
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.
2. Five helpful commands for managing Remote Desktop Services
In Windows Server 8, server management will be command-line oriented. Prepare for the shift by learning some commands for managing Remote Desktop Services.
3. Managing VMware View 4.5 virtual desktops with PowerCLI
VMware View 4.5 supports PowerShell-based extensions, PowerCLI, to manage virtual desktop environments. Here are some useful cmdlets for creating virtual desktop pools.
4. Using Windows PowerShell to manage Citrix XenDesktop 5
5. Managing Windows Desktops with PowerShell
PowerShell isn't just for Windows servers -- Microsoft made the scripting language the core management platform in Windows 7.