The range of commands and the options are the main difference between PowerShell and the command prompt on Windows 11, 10, ... and MS Server OS!
The MS PowerShell from Microsoft is a console program to execute commands on the computer, some functions can only be used and implemented in PowerShell, so a more extensive and more effective administration of Windows desktop and server OS is possible while using the Windows command prompt or the Windows setting can make this very difficult and complicated to implement, or it is even not possible at all!
The command prompt commands can be used in PowerShell!
PowerShell is more complicated than the traditional command prompt, but it is also much more powerful. The command prompt is available for Linux and other Unix-like systems, but inferior to the shells, the PowerShell can assert itself very positively under MS Windows 11, 10, ... and MS Server. In addition, most of the command prompt commands can be used in PowerShell, either natively or via aliases.
PowerShell and the cmdlets for system administration tasks!
PowerShell is very different from Command Prompt. Various commands are used, known in PowerShell as cmdlets. Many system administration tasks, from managing the registry to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), are exposed through PowerShell cmdlets while inaccessible from the command prompt.
See: ►►► the cmdlets available in PowerShell!
The classic command prompt and PowerShell are very closely intertwined! For example, if you type "cmd" or "cmd.exe" in PowerShell, you will still see the blue background, but you will again enter commands in the classic command prompt, which is very convenient.
FAQ 101: Updated on: 7 August 2021 18:45