Overview

Here's the complete guide to Windows PowerShell 2.0 for administrators and developers

Windows PowerShell is Microsoft's next-generation scripting and automation language. This comprehensive volume provides the background that IT administrators and developers need in order to start using PowerShell automation in exciting new ways. It explains what PowerShell is, how to use the language, and specific ways to apply PowerShell in various ...

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Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible

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Overview

Here's the complete guide to Windows PowerShell 2.0 for administrators and developers

Windows PowerShell is Microsoft's next-generation scripting and automation language. This comprehensive volume provides the background that IT administrators and developers need in order to start using PowerShell automation in exciting new ways. It explains what PowerShell is, how to use the language, and specific ways to apply PowerShell in various technologies.

Windows PowerShell is Microsoft's standard automation tool and something that every Windows administrator will eventually have to understand; this book provides the background necessary to apply PowerShell automation.

  • Covers how to use the language and specific ways to apply PowerShell in a variety of scenarios
  • Addresses new features in the latest version of PowerShell and the additional functionality delivered by new products that provide direct or indirect ways to use PowerShell for scripting and automation purposes
  • Explores the language fundamentals and how to use PowerShell for desktop, server, server application, and virtualization/cloud situations

This thorough guide goes well beyond theory to offer real-world information and new scripting techniques, enabling administrators and developers to make the most of PowerShell 2.0.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118183281
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/26/2011
  • Series: Bible , #725
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 1,233,213
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Thomas Lee is a writer, trainer, and consultant living in the UK. A veteran MVP, Thomas today specializes in PowerShell, OCS/Lync, and Windows.

Karl Mitschke is a systems engineer for the state of Montana. His focus is Microsoft Exchange administration, with an emphasis on Windows PowerShell.

Mark E. Schill is the President of the Atlanta PowerShell User group and maintains the powershellgroup.org site. He specializes in Citrix environments and task automation.

Tome Tanasovski is a Windows engineer for a Fortune 100 financial services firm and the leader of the New York City PowerShell User Group. He is a recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for Windows PowerShell.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxxiii

Part I: Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Introduction to Windows PowerShell 3

Chapter 2: What's New in Windows PowerShell V2  43

Part II: Windows Desktop 69

Chapter 3: Managing Windows 7 71

Chapter 4: Managing Microsoft Offi ce 2010 95

Chapter 5: Managing Security 123

Chapter 6: Managing and Installing Software 151

Part III: Server Management 163

Chapter 7: Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 165

Chapter 8: Performing Basic Server Management 189

Chapter 9: Performing Advanced Server Management 203

Chapter 10: Managing Active Directory 229

Chapter 11: Managing Group Policy 257

Part IV: Server Applications 269

Chapter 12: Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 271

Chapter 13: Managing SQL Server 2008 R2 341

Chapter 14: Managing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Server 371

Chapter 15: Managing Internet Information Services 7 389

Chapter 16: Managing System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 409

Chapter 17: Managing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 441

Chapter 18: Managing Citrix XenApp 6 455

Chapter 19: Managing Citrix XenDesktop 5 479

Part V: Virtualization and Cloud Computing 511

Chapter 20: Managing Hyper-V 2008 R2 513

Chapter 21: Managing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 523

Chapter 22: Managing Windows Azure 541

Chapter 23: Managing VMware vSphere PowerCLI 557

Part VI: Beyond the Console 579

Chapter 24: Creating User Interfaces 581

Chapter 25: Using the Windows PowerShell ISE 597

Index 623

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