Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible

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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 ...

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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: 9781118021989
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Series: Bible Series, #725
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 956,118
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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

Apply Windows PowerShell effectively at all levels

If you seek robust, scalable scripting, you need Windows PowerShell. And if you want to apply Windows PowerShell automation to today's hottest technology areas, such as virtualized environments and cloud administration, this authoritative reference is exactly what you need. Four seasoned engineers who are well-known in the PowerShell community show you how to use Windows PowerShell 2.0 and apply the power of automation to desktops, servers, server apps, and the cloud.

  • Get up to speed on Windows PowerShell basics and what's new in Version 2.0
  • Learn how to automate tasks at the desktop, server, server app, and cloud levels
  • Tap Windows PowerShell for Microsoft Office 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Microsoft Exchange Server tasks
  • Make use of cmdlets for Active Directory, Group Directory, SCOM, SharePoint administration, SQL Server, and more
  • Apply Windows PowerShell to virtualized environments, including Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, and Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop
  • Install and use the Windows Azure Service Management cmdlets

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  • Helpful code listings, so you can follow along
  • Supplemental code snippets

Discover all that WindowsPowerShell 2.0 can do

Manage physical, virtual,and cloud environments

Explore modules, snap-ins,and third-party cmdlets

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