PowerShell is great

Okay, I drank the Kool-Aid. PowerShell is awesome. The first thing I wanted to do was make sure my $profile is always the most current no matter what machine was on. In the past I had a batch file that I would run that would open my command prompt the way I wanted. I modified that so if PowerShell is installed, then get my profile up-to-date and then launch PowerShell. This is part of my current batch file:

IF NOT EXIST "c:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" GOTO NO_PS
powershell -NoProfile $a=(Split-Path $profile -parent);if (!(Test-Path $a)) {New-Item $a -type directory};
powershell -NoProfile if (!(Test-Path $profile)) {Copy-Item %~dp0Scripts\Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1 (Split-Path $profile -parent)}
powershell -NoProfile if (!(Compare-Object $(Get-Content $profile) $(Get-Content Scripts\Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1)).Count -eq 0 ) {Copy-Item Scripts\Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1 (Split-Path $profile -parent)}
@start  %COMSPEC% /K PowerShell -nologo

This will copy over my profile if it does not exist or is a different version. Now when I am on a server with PowerShell I can double click my batch file and my environment is up to date!

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