Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-08-10
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Windows PowerShell is a scripting language designed for Windows system administrators to automate the Windows operating system Bypassing the use of jargon and complex syntax, this book incorporates many real-world elements that demonstrate how Windows PowerShell 2 can be leveraged to make administrative tasks considerably easier Covers all the new features introduced with PowerShell 2, including the script debugging improvements, the ability to invoke commands remotely, and the new user interface Places substantial focus on the theory, fundamentals, and techniques of the scripting language, while still making the learning process a fun experience

Author Biography

Steve Seguis is a Microsoft Windows systems engineer with more than 12 years of experience managing small- to large-scale Windows environments. He was a Microsoft MVP for Windows Server - Admin Frameworks from 2004–2007, and is a contributing technical editor for Windows IT Pro.

Table of Contents

Get ting a Bird's-Eye View of PowerShell 2
The Windows PowerShell Rap Sheet
Customizing and Shortcutting the Environment
A Pinch of Shell, a Pound of Power
PowerShell's Basic Structure and Syntax
Shelling Out Commands and Scripts
When Dollars Turn into Variables
A Bit of Logic to Save the Day
Working on a Pipeline
Complex Data Description and Sharing
Working with Windows Management Instrumentation
Bringing Strings into the Limelight
I'll Take Numbers for $100, Please
Grouping Data Using Arrays and Hash Tables
Readin' and Writin' Files
Going On a Date with PowerShell
Controlling Where and How You Operate PowerShell
Using Functions to Divide and Conquer
PowerShell Ninjas: Running Jobs Remotely or in the Background
Making Your Script Speak Different Languages
Smashing Those Bugs
Real-World Windows Administration Using PowerShell
Mission Control: All Systems Go
Taming the Windows Registry
Reaching Out to Active Directory
PowerShell Lockdown
Converting Your Old Scripts: Out with the Old, In with the New
Configuring and Reporting Via PowerShell
Controlling Your Network Confi guration
Managing Your Hardware
Making Reporting Easy
The Par t of Tens
The Ten Most Important Cmdlets
Ten Common PowerShell Mistakes
Bonus Chapter 1: Handling Exceptions
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