PowerShell Console

To launch the PowerShell Console, run the command powershell.exe:

  • Press CTRL+R to open the Run As dialog. Enter powershell, then press ENTER.
  • Press WIN, and type powershell. Windows searches for your keyword. Once the application Windows PowerShell is listed, click it

A moment later, the PowerShell Console opens its window. It contains text, and a blinking cursor awaits your commands. Which raises the slight question which commands you can run. We’ll get to that in a second.

PS C:\Users\tobwe>

Pinning PowerShell to the Taskbar

Picking Better Colors and Fonts

Discovering PSReadLine

Special Windows 10 Console Tricks

What Commands Can I Run?
PowerShell can execute two things: Applications (files with extension .exe), and .NET code. Fortunately you don’t need to be a programmer. PowerShell comes with tons of so-called “Cmdlets”: ready-to-use solutions to do things. Let’s run some PowerShell commands!