Post source: vladan
There is a free utility from Microsoft which allows to browse published PowerShell script on Technet script center repository. A repository where there is over 9000 script samples. The utility lets you search within the environment. The searches can be done through a window where you can also sort the scripts by date, popularity, author or number of downloads.
If you’re looking for a script which has already been built, then this tool is for you. Why create something that has already been created? I find this quite valuable.
Powershell Script Browser and Script Analyser has two tools:
- Script browser – the search window
- PowerShell ISE – which is the Integrated PowerShell Environment (ISE)
On the image below you can see the search window.
The ISE environment looks like this.
Quote from Technet:
Windows PowerShell ISE is a host application that enables you to write, run, and test scripts and modules in a graphical and intuitive environment. Key features in Windows PowerShell ISE include syntax-coloring, tab completion, Intellisense, visual debugging, Unicode compliance, and context-sensitive Help. It provides a rich scripting experience.
- To help you manage and automate your environment, Windows PowerShell ISE includes the following features:
- The ability to run interactive commands in a console pane, just as you would in the Windows PowerShell console. Simply type a command, and then press ENTER.
- The ability to create, edit, debug, and run functions, workflows, scripts, and modules in a script pane.
- Multiple Windows PowerShell tabs, each with a console and script pane, to enable you to simultaneously work on several independent tasks.
- The ability to edit text in complex scripts and right-to-left languages.
The utility is in its version 1.3 right now and can be downloaded from this page.