Microsoft Windows Powershell Programming for the Absolute Beginner / Edition 1by Jerry Lee Ford Jr.
Pub. Date: 12/19/2006
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Microsoft has finally answered the prayers of system administrators and developers everywhere through the introduction of Windows PowerShell, a new scripting technology that enables the automation of system management tasks and the creation of system management tools. PowerShell runs on Windows XP, 2003, and Vista. Exchange Server 2007 and System Center Operations… See more details below
Microsoft has finally answered the prayers of system administrators and developers everywhere through the introduction of Windows PowerShell, a new scripting technology that enables the automation of system management tasks and the creation of system management tools. PowerShell runs on Windows XP, 2003, and Vista. Exchange Server 2007 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 will be built on Windows PowerShell. Unlike traditional Windows shell scripting, PowerShell scripting is object based and is designed to work with the .NET framework. Microsoft Windows PowerShell Programming for the Absolute Beginner teaches readers how to program using Microsoft's new PowerShell scripting language through the creation of computer games. No prior knowledge of programming in any language is required. Topics covered include the Windows PowerShell Command Line, object based scripting with .NET, writing PowerShell Scripts, working with variables, arrays and hashes, implementing conditional logic, using loops to process data, organizing scripts using functions, basic system administration, and much more.
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Table of Contents
Introduction PART I. WINDOWS POWERSHELL BASICS Chapter 1 Introducing Windows PowerShell Chapter 2 Interacting with the Windows PowerShell Command Line Chapter 3 Object Based Scripting with .NET PART II. LEARNING HOW TO WRITE POWERSHELL SCRIPTS Chapter 4 Working with Variables, Arrays and Hashes Chapter 5 Implementing Conditional Logic Chapter 6 Using Loops to Process Data Chapter 7 Organizing Scripts using Functions PART III. ADVANCED TOPICS Chapter 8 Working with Files and Folders Chapter 9 Basic System Administration Chapter 10 Debugging PowerShell Scripts PART IV. APPENDICES Appendix A What's on the Companion Web Site? Appendix B What Next?
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This is a well architected book that is very well laid out. You can tell the author put time and strategy into writing this book. He's got talent. I learned PS and had fun while doing it. He takes you step by step and explains his actions in an easy to understand format 'especially for a beginner like me'. I would definitely recommend this book for content and ease of reading while having fun. I look forward to other books by this author.