One thing you cannot achieve using command prompt but Windows PowerShell

I found it is not so special to run vbs (Visual Basic Script) in Windows PowerShell because most of the time you can do that using cscript with command prompt (cmd.exe).

But what I guarantee you cannot do is to change directory to a remote machine using command prompt for example,  as can see from the picture below I have a machine with IP address so I can change the directory to c root of this machine by cd \$. I can perform other file operation directly in the remote machine such as make directory, copy file(s), delete directory and more.

In the past in order to manipulate files in between two or more machines you might need to map a network drive with a local drive letter. Windows Powershell gives me a better way to do this today.


In order to get to know more about Windows PowerShell go to script center :

Please feedback if you have other tips.

About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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