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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
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