# PS: Replace CMD

### Description:

As Microsoft moves forward with Powershell (has it already been out for 10 years?), use the following “tricks” to replace CMD completely with Powershell.

### To Resolve:

1. Obviously, see if there is a Powershell way of doing the same thing (I have a couple posts on this myself..)

• Old way to map a drive:
``````1
net use g: \\ServerComputerName\share /user:domain\user /persistent:yes
``````
• New way:
``````1
New-PSDrive -Name G -Root \\Server01\Scripts -Credential domain\user -Persist -PSProvider FileSystem
``````
2. If you can’t find a direct equivalent, invoke the command like:

``````1
cmd /c "net user administrator /active:no"
``````
3. Use the Stop-Parsing symbol `--%` so that Powershell won’t parse symbols such as parenthesis and brackets: Ex: `icacls c:\logs\* /grant Administrator:(D,WDAC)` will fail in PowerShell. `icacls --% c:\logs\* /grant Administrator:(D,WDAC)` will work

4. Lastly for Windows 10 users, make sure to replace CMD with Powershell by going to Settings => Taskbar => Replace CMD with Powershell. This will only give Powershell options with the Win+X menu.

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