Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies

Overview

Prepare for the future of Microsoft automation with this no-nonsense guide

Windows PowerShell 2 is the scripting language that enables automation within the Windows operating system. Packed with powerful new features, this latest version is complex, and Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies is the perfect guide to help system administrators get up to speed.

Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the ...

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Overview

Prepare for the future of Microsoft automation with this no-nonsense guide

Windows PowerShell 2 is the scripting language that enables automation within the Windows operating system. Packed with powerful new features, this latest version is complex, and Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies is the perfect guide to help system administrators get up to speed.

Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the program managers and developers, this book covers every new feature of Windows PowerShell 2 in a friendly, easy-to-follow format.

  • Windows PowerShell 2 is the updated scripting language that enables system administrators to automate Windows operating systems
  • System administrators with limited scripting experience will find this book helps them learn the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 2 quickly and easily
  • Translates the jargon and complex syntax of Windows PowerShell 2
  • Covers script debugging improvements, the ability to invoke commands remotely, and the new user interface
  • Uses real-world applications to clarify the theory, fundamentals, and techniques of the scripting language
  • Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the developers of Windows PowerShell 2

Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies makes this tool easily accessible to administrators of every experience level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470371985
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/10/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 412
  • Sales rank: 239,466
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Get ting a Bird’s-Eye View of PowerShell 2.

Chapter 1: The Windows PowerShell Rap Sheet.

Chapter 2: Customizing and Shortcutting the Environment.

Chapter 3: A Pinch of Shell, a Pound of Power.

Part II: PowerShell’s Basic Structure and Syntax.

Chapter 4: Shelling Out Commands and Scripts.

Chapter 5: When Dollars Turn into Variables.

Chapter 6: A Bit of Logic to Save the Day.

Chapter 7: Working on a Pipeline.

Part III: Complex Data Description and Sharing.

Chapter 8: Working with Windows Management Instrumentation.

Chapter 9: Bringing Strings into the Limelight.

Chapter 10: I’ll Take Numbers for $100, Please.

Chapter 11: Grouping Data Using Arrays and Hash Tables.

Chapter 12: Readin’ and Writin’ Files.

Chapter 13: Going On a Date with PowerShell.

Part IV: Controlling Where and How You Operate PowerShell.

Chapter 14: Using Functions to Divide and Conquer.

Chapter 15: PowerShell Ninjas: Running Jobs Remotely or in the Background.

Chapter 16: Making Your Script Speak Different Languages.

Chapter 17: Smashing Those Bugs.

Part V: Real-World Windows Administration Using PowerShell.

Chapter 18: Mission Control: All Systems Go.

Chapter 19: Taming the Windows Registry.

Chapter 20: Reaching Out to Active Directory.

Chapter 21: PowerShell Lockdown.

Chapter 22: Converting Your Old Scripts: Out with the Old, In with the New.

Part VI: Configuring and Reporting Via PowerShell.

Chapter 23: Controlling Your Network Confi guration.

Chapter 24: Managing Your Hardware.

Chapter 25: Making Reporting Easy.

Part VII: The Par t of Tens.

Chapter 26: The Ten Most Important Cmdlets.

Chapter 27: Ten Common PowerShell Mistakes.

Bonus Chapter 1: Handling Exceptions.

Index.

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