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Before getting started, please download the latest PowerTab version from this site. PowerTab is distributed as a standard PowerShell module in a ZIP package. The following instructions are very similar for other PowerShell modules.
Installing the PowerTab Module
The first step is to unblock the download package containing PowerTab. This can be done from Windows Explorer by Right-Clicking on
and selecting Properties
. Then click on the
button near the bottom of the properties dialog. Finally, press
The second step is to extract the PowerTab package using your favorite archiving utility to your PowerShell modules folder. The default location for this is
(relative to your
folder). You may instead extract PowerTab to another folder on your
There should now be a PowerTab
folder in your modules folder. PowerTab is now installed and ready to be used.
To run PowerTab, open a PowerShell command prompt (or the shell of your favorite PowerShell editor) and run the following.
With no arguments, PowerTab will offer to run a setup wizard to configure PowerTab. The setup wizard will which will help define a location to save the
PowerTab config file
. The config file is required to persist configuration settings for PowerTab, and cached values for .NET type, WMI class and computer name expansion.
It is not necessary to run the setup wizard or do any additional configuration of PowerTab (though some features will not be available until configured).
Help for using PowerTab is provided from several sources.
- The main about topic available from the PowerShell console.
- Find all of the about topics for PowerTab.
- Find all of the commands available from PowerTab and then view the help for each one.
Get-Command -Module PowerTab
## View the help for a specific PowerTab function