Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies

Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies

by Steve Seguis
     
 

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Get the power to use Windows PowerShell 2 on any Windows system — right here!

You've heard about Windows PowerShell 2, the Windows scripting environment that's changing how we think about Windows scripting. This fun and friendly guide gives you a solid understanding of what it is and how to use it, with plenty of real-world examples so you can put

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Get the power to use Windows PowerShell 2 on any Windows system — right here!

You've heard about Windows PowerShell 2, the Windows scripting environment that's changing how we think about Windows scripting. This fun and friendly guide gives you a solid understanding of what it is and how to use it, with plenty of real-world examples so you can put the information to good use right away. Your boss will think you're a genius!

  • View from the top — get an overview of Windows PowerShell 2 and examine the syntax, structure, and core functionality
  • Look deeper — manipulate strings, work with data structures like arrays and hashtables, and use Windows Management Instrumentation
  • The need for speed — see how Windows PowerShell speeds things up by letting you run commands on a remote computer or run multiple commands at once
  • In the real world — learn to apply scripts to specific needs
  • It does more — use Windows PowerShell 2 to manage network configurations, gather hardware info, connect to printers, and more

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for personalizing PowerShell
  • All about cmdlets
  • How to use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • Things to watch for in value conversions
  • How to internationalize a script
  • Debugging tools and how to use them
  • Network configuration tips
  • Ten common mistakes to avoid
  • How to take advantage of this new feature in Windows 7

Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/powershell2fd to find code files for the code listings used in the book and a bonus chapter about exception handling.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470371985
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/10/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
412
Sales rank:
1,339,446
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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