Marco Shaw [MVP] wrote:
> "Larry__Weiss" <lfw@newsgroup> wrote in message
>> Is there a PS provider that manages the functionality that Control
>> Panel provides?
> So you use the name "provider"... You're thinking about some kind of
> directory-like-structure that PowerShell could change into so you could
> work on all the settings you see in the UI?
Yes, exactly. The directory-like-structure could be based on the hierarchy of
dialogs that Control Panel uses to access the GUI controls, only standardized
for consistent access all Windows platforms.
I'm afraid that the registry settings may not be consistent across Windows
systems, but that an abstraction of the settings could be exposed via a PS
Provider with a set of fixed read/write items similar to what the Registry
provider exposes on a configured Windows system.
I can imagine PS Providers based on the configuration dialogs for many
applications, like Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.