Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0 [NOOK Book]

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Automate just about anything with PowerShell's cmdlets

PowerShell is designed to help Windows administrators automate or manipulate almost any task, from simple to complex. If you'd like to take advantage of all of this timesaving technology but don't know where to start, this practical guide is for you. Packed with step-by-step instructions and real-world examples, this book demystifies PowerShell once and for all. Get up to speed on PowerShell 2.0 features and functions that ...

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Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0

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Overview

Automate just about anything with PowerShell's cmdlets

PowerShell is designed to help Windows administrators automate or manipulate almost any task, from simple to complex. If you'd like to take advantage of all of this timesaving technology but don't know where to start, this practical guide is for you. Packed with step-by-step instructions and real-world examples, this book demystifies PowerShell once and for all. Get up to speed on PowerShell 2.0 features and functions that will save time and effort on tasks you do every day. Coverage includes:

  • Installing and configuring PowerShell 2.0 and learning the syntax and grammar

  • Writing scripts with PowerShell

  • Understanding PowerShell's built-in aliases and functions

  • Using PowerShell's new remoting capabilities

  • Managing Active Directory┬«, desktops, and IIS web servers

  • Using PowerShell with virtualization and deployment services

  • Developing at the command prompt and building your own GUI

  • Creating custom cmdlets to make you even more productive

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118103081
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 579,172
  • File size: 38 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Matthew Hester is an IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft and has more than a decade of experience with Microsoft core infrastructure products such as Windows, Active Directory, Exchange, and others. He is a regular presenter at Microsoft TechEd and contributing writer for TechNet Magazine. Matthew blogs at blogs.technet.com/b/matthewms. Sarah Dutkiewicz is a seasoned technology professional, working with a variety of technologies for over 8 years. Her true passion comes from developing and writing code, and she is a Microsoft MVP in Visual C#. Sarah blogs at www.codinggeekette.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: What is PowerShell and Why Do You Need It?

Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring PowerShell 2.0.

Chapter 3: PowerShell Grammar Lesson.

Chapter 4: Aliases, Functions, and the Pipe. Oh My!

Chapter 5: Creating Your Own Scripts.

Chapter 6: Remoting with PowerShell 2.0.

Chapter 7: PowerShell and the Server.

Chapter 8: Managing Active Directory with PowerShell.

Chapter 9: Managing Desktops with Server PowerShell.

Chapter 10: Manage IIS Web Server with PowerShell.

Chapter 11: PowerShell and Deployment Services.

Chapter 12: PowerShell and Virtualization.

Appendix A Solutions to Exercises.

Appendix B Developing at a Command Prompt.

Appendix C Providing for PowerShell.

Appendix D Custom Cmdlets and Advanced Functions.

Appendix E Packaging PowerShell Extensions.

Appendix F Building Your Own GUI with PowerShell.

Index.

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