Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches

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Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for administrators. Just set aside one hour a day?lunchtime would be perfect?for a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. You'll start with the basics?what is PowerShell and what can you do with it. Then, you'll move systematically through the techniques and features you'll use to make your job ...

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Overview

Summary

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for administrators. Just set aside one hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—for a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. You'll start with the basics—what is PowerShell and what can you do with it. Then, you'll move systematically through the techniques and features you'll use to make your job easier and your day shorter.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

About the Technology

PowerShell is both a language and an administrative shell with which you can control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands immediately, and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint.

About the Book

This book is a tutorial designed for busy administrators. Just set aside one hour a day for a month and you'll learn all the practical techniques you need to make your job easier and your day shorter. This totally revised book covers new PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and later. This edition is appropriate for PowerShell version 3 and later.

Experience with Windows administration is helpful. No programming experience is assumed.

What's Inside

  • Learn PowerShell from the beginning—no experience required!
  • Covers PowerShell 3 and later running on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008R2, and later
  • Each lesson should take you one hour or less

About the Authors

Powershell MVPs Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks bring years as successful trainers to this concise, easy-to-follow book. Don blogs at PowerShell.com and you can find Jeff at jdhitsolutions.com/blog.

Table of Contents

  1. Before you begin
  2. Meet PowerShell
  3. Using the help system
  4. Running commands
  5. Working with providers
  6. The pipeline: connecting commands
  7. Adding commands
  8. Objects: data by another name
  9. The pipeline, deeper
  10. Formatting—and why it's done on the right
  11. Filtering and comparisons
  12. A practical interlude
  13. Remote control: one to one, and one to many
  14. Using Windows Management Instrumentation
  15. Multitasking with background jobs
  16. Working with many objects, one at a time
  17. Security alert!
  18. Variables: a place to store your stuff
  19. Input and output
  20. Sessions: remote control with less work
  21. You call this scripting?
  22. Improving your parameterized script
  23. Advanced remoting configuration
  24. Using regular expressions to parse text files
  25. Additional random tips, tricks, and techniques
  26. Using someone else's script
  27. Never the end
  28. PowerShell cheat sheet
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617291081
  • Publisher: Manning Publications Company
  • Publication date: 11/28/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 73,410
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Jones is a PowerShell MVP, speaker, and trainer. He developed the Microsoft PowerShell courseware and has taught PowerShell to more than 20,000 IT pros. Don writes the PowerShell column for TechNet Magazine and blogs about PowerShell at PowerShell.com. Ask Don your PowerShell questions at http://bit.ly/AskDon.

Jeffery Hicks is a PowerShell MVP with 20 years of IT experience. Jeff works today as an independent consultant, trainer, and author. He has taught PowerShell to IT Pros all over the world. He writes the popular Prof. PowerShell column for MCPMag.com and is a weekly contributor to the Petri IT Knowledgebase. Jeff blogs frequently on PowerShell related topics at http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog.

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