(Last Updated On: March 2, 2018)

Here are Top 20 Windows PowerShell Commands For Geeks and Network Administrators, Top 20 Windows Powershell Commands for good Admins.

What is PowerShell?

Powershell is a configuration Management and Task automation and configuration Framework for Windows Operating systems. It consists of command line interface and a scripting Language for parsing commands on .NET Framework.

To start Windows PowerShell, Click on Start and Then Type Powershell. The Windows Powershell ISE have the GUI interface integrated into it.

Shortcuts are very important when working with Powershell. Almost everything in Powershell is keyboard based and Mastering mastering some of the Essential keyboard shortcuts will save your time a lot while administering. You can easily move to the left or right of the cursor with Arrow Left and Right Keys respectively.

Top 20 Windows PowerShell Keyboard Shortcuts For Geeks

To move the cursor word by word, you have to hold down the control key while pressing the Arrow Keys. Here is a List of Most used PowerShell Keyboard Shortcuts.

HOME: The home button places the cursor at the beginning of the line when pressed.
END: Places the cursor at the End of the Line
DEL: Erases character to the to the right of the Cursor
BACKSPACE: Deletes character to the left of the cursor.
ESC: Deletes the entire current line.
CTRL+HOME: Deletes all the characters at the current position up to the beginning of the Line. While sparing characters to the right of the cursor position.
CTRL+END: Deletes everything from the current cursor position up to the end of the Line.
INSERT key: Used to switch between insert and type-over modes. Type-over mode is encountered when you enter new characters and they overwrite existing Ones.
Arrow UP: Display previously entered commands reducing work of retyping recently used commands.
Arrow Down Key: Scroll down your command history.
F7: Shows a Full List of previously entered Commands with the support of scrolling and selecting command you want to reuse.
F8: Moves through the whole History List back and forth.
F4: Select the character to delete up to
ALT+ F7: Clear the command history and reset command count
F9: Select a Command by its number in the command history buffer through a Menu that accepts numbers and returns Desired Command.

To see all the commands you have entered before that begins with a certain Letter, type:
Letter(F8) 
For example; Typing b(F8) will print out the commands you previously entered that begins with “b”.
Tab Key: Helps you avoid typos or typing errors. It will automatically complete a command for you after pressing few first letters. Typing it twice will work you through suggestions.