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Creating your First Powershell Script

Posted: 2023-01-30
By: dwirch
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PowerShell is a powerful scripting language that allows you to automate tasks on Windows systems. Here are the steps to create and run your first PowerShell script:

Open Notepad or any other text editor and type the following script:

Write-Output "Hello, World!"

Save the file with a .ps1 extension (e.g. "hello_world.ps1").

Open PowerShell by pressing the Windows key and typing "PowerShell".

Change the current directory to the location where you saved the script using the following command:

cd path\to\script

Run the script by typing the following command:


You should see the output "Hello, World!" displayed in the PowerShell console. Congratulations, you have created and run your first PowerShell script!

Note: Before running a script, it's always a good idea to check the execution policy on your system to make sure that you're able to run scripts. The execution policy can be checked by running the following command in PowerShell:


If the policy is set to "Restricted", you'll need to change it to "RemoteSigned" or "Unrestricted" to be able to run scripts. You can change the execution policy by running the following command:

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

That's it! With these basic steps, you can start creating and running your own PowerShell scripts. Happy scripting!

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