The Windows 7 PowerShell console by default is extremely bland, especially in comparison to the PowerShell console on Windows 10.

The easiest way to update the console is to the command Install-Module psreadline

After the module is installed, close and re-open the PowerShell console

And now the PowerShell Console is much colourful and easier to read now that PowerShell commands are in different colours.

Recording the PowerShell console

PowerShell has the ability to save all commands and the output to the console if any from those commands.

By running the command Start-Transcript each time you start PowerShell, you are able to go back and check the commands and the output for troubleshooting purposes.

PowerShell saves everthing in a text file by default in the folder $Home\My Documents\PowerShell_transcript.<time-stamp>.txt

There is also the option to save the output in a specific file and folder by using the optional -path command, for example the command start-transcript -path c:\PowerShell\MyTranscript.txt

Downloading PowerShell help files for Offline Access

PowerShell can download the latest and greatest versions of the Help Files for use on your PC/Laptop/Server for when Internet Access is not available.

Running the PowerShell command as follows will download all the help files to UpdateHelp subfolder, folder names can obviously be changed as needed

Save-Help -Module * -DestinationPath C:\PowerShell\UpdateHelp