Use and Access Administrator Tools and PowerShell in Windows 8

Introduction

 
In this article, I will explain how to access the Administrator Tools and access PowerShell. Windows has provided easy access to the Administrator Tools. Windows 8 hides the Administrator Tools and Computer Management features in the OS. Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell. It is a scripting language designed especially for system administration.
 

Show and Access Administrator Tools

 
To open the Administrator Tools, you press the mouse on the right bottom and click on Setting. Windows 8 provides the Remote Server Administrator Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview includes a Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server "8" Beta. The Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview runs on both x86- and x64-based editions of Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
 
You need to remove all the older versions of the Administrator Tools Pack including earlier versions and release the tools of various languages or locales from the computer before you install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Only one copy of the Remote Server Administration Tools can be installed on a computer at a time. The Server The manager includes the Administrator Tools for Windows 8. Administrator Tools for Windows 8 is GUI based Tools that can also be opened using commands on the Tools menu of the Server Manager console.
 
Some users use the Administrator Tools such as Computer Management and Firewalls. You can show the Administrator Tools with the help of the Metro Charms Menu. The Metro Charms Menu shows the next images. You can show the Administrator Tools as follows:
 
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From Metro Charms Menu

 
To display the Charms Bar while on the Metro UI, move the cursor on the right bottom and show the thumbnails and click the Setting button and press yes to show the Administrator Tools. Turn on "Show the Administrator Tools".
 
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Show and Use the PowerShell

 
Windows PowerShell is the task-based command-line shell. It is the scripting language designed for System Administration. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell helps IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows. You can show the PowerShell in various ways.
 

From the Metro UI

 
You have enabled the administrative tools and you can select one of the three options to run PowerShell: PowerShell ISE, PowerShell (x86) or PowerShell ISE (x86). The first one is a 64-bit version, and the other two are 32-bit versions.
 
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From Charms Bar

 
You move the mouse to the upper-right corner and select an application from the list and type the application name (e.g. PowerShell) at the search box. Click on one of the three PowerShell options from the search results.
 
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The PowerShell ISE provides a Windows interface. The PowerShell ISE provides PowerShell command prompts where all the available PowerShell commands are listed and searchable. For example, you can list the currently running processes in your device by issuing a "get-process" command. You can select PowerShell (x86) and list all running process by typing "get-process".
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Use and Access Administrator Tools and PowerShell in Windows 8.