Windows PowerShell Step by Step

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/12/2015
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press

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Your hands-on guide to Windows PowerShell scripting fundamentals
Expand your expertise--and teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell scripting, including features available in Windows PowerShell 5. If you are an IT professional, power user, or consultant, you’ll get the guidance, exercises, and code you need to master core techniques for automating Windows setup, deployment, and management.
Discover how to:
  • Run cmdlets and command-line utilities
  • Administer Windows-based servers and desktops with built-in cmdlets
  • Use providers to access external information
  • Write and run scripts from the Windows ISE
  • Create functions that are easy to maintain
  • Build standardized environments with profiles
  • Automate Windows systems with WMI, CIM cmdlets, and remoting
  • Automate Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Debug scripts and handle errors
  • Run commands that survive interruptions
  • Use Desired State Configuration (DSC) to manage software services and their environments
  • Get powerful new modules from PowerShell Gallery
About You
This book is for:
  • IT professionals and power users who want to get productive with Windows PowerShell, including new features in Windows PowerShell 5
  • Windows system administrators who want to be more efficient and productive
  • Anyone pursuing Windows PowerShell certifications
No experience with Windows PowerShell or other scripting technologies necessary

Author Biography

Ed Wilson is the Microsoft Scripting Guy and a well-known scripting expert. He writes the daily Hey Scripting Guy! Blog--the most popular blog on TechNet. He has also spoken at TechEd and at the Microsoft internal TechReady conferences. He has written more than a dozen books, including nine on Windows scripting that were published by Microsoft Press. His books include Windows PowerShell Best Practices and Microsoft VBScript Step by Step.

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Windows PowerShell 5.0
2. Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets
3. Leveraging PowerShell Providers
4. Using PowerShell Remoting and Jobs
5. Using PowerShell Scripts
6. Working With Functions
7. Creating Advanced Functions and Modules
8. Using the Windows PowerShell ISE
9. Working With PowerShell Profiles
10. Using WMI
11. Querying WMI
12. Remoting WMI by Using CIM
13. Calling WMI Methods via CIM
14. Using the CIM Cmdlets
15. Working With Active Directory
16. Using the Active Directory Module
17. Deploying Active Directory Domain Services
18. Debugging Scripts
19. Handling Errors
20. Using Workflow
21. Using Desired State Configuration
22. Using PowerShell Gallery
Appendix A. Windows PowerShell 5.0 coding conventions
Appendix B. Regular Expressions quick reference

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