Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps

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Get started with this powerful Windows administration tool

Automate Windows administration tasks with ease by learning the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0. Led by a Windows PowerShell expert, you’ll learn must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises. Once you complete this practical introduction, you can go deeper into the Windows PowerShell command line...

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Overview

Get started with this powerful Windows administration tool

Automate Windows administration tasks with ease by learning the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0. Led by a Windows PowerShell expert, you’ll learn must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises. Once you complete this practical introduction, you can go deeper into the Windows PowerShell command line interface and scripting language with Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step.

Discover how to:

  • Create effective Windows PowerShell commands with one line of code
  • Apply Windows PowerShell commands across several Windows platforms
  • Identify missing hotfixes and service packs with a single command
  • Sort, group, and filter data using the Windows PowerShell pipeline
  • Create users, groups, and organizational units in Active Directory
  • Add computers to a domain or workgroup with a single line of code
  • Run Windows PowerShell commands on multiple remote computers
  • Unleash the power of scripting with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735681002
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 7/16/2013
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 299,307
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Wilson is a well-known scripting expert who delivers popular scripting workshops to Microsoft customers and employees worldwide. He's written several books on Windows scripting, including Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices, Microsoft® Windows PowerShell Step By Step, and Microsoft VBScript Step by Step. Ed is a senior consultant at Microsoft Corporation and writes Hey, Scripting Guy!, one of the most popular TechNet blogs.

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Table of Contents

Foreword;
Introduction;
System Requirements;
Acknowledgments;
Support & Feedback;
Chapter 1: Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0;
1.1 Understanding Windows PowerShell;
1.2 Working with Windows PowerShell;
1.3 Using Windows PowerShell cmdlets;
1.4 Supplying options for cmdlets;
1.5 Working with Help options;
1.6 Summary;
Chapter 2: Using Windows PowerShell cmdlets;
2.1 Understanding the basics of cmdlets;
2.2 Searching the Help topics;
2.3 Using the Get-Command to find cmdlets;
2.4 Using the Get-Member cmdlet;
2.5 Using the Show-Command cmdlet;
2.6 Setting the Script Execution Policy;
2.7 Creating a basic Windows PowerShell profile;
2.8 Summary;
Chapter 3: Filtering, grouping, and sorting;
3.1 Introduction to the pipeline;
3.2 Sorting output from a cmdlet;
3.3 Grouping output after sorting;
3.4 Filtering output from one cmdlet;
3.5 Filtering output from one cmdlet before sorting;
3.6 Summary;
Chapter 4: Formatting output;
4.1 Creating a table;
4.2 Creating a list;
4.3 Creating a wide display;
4.4 Creating an output grid;
4.5 Summary;
Chapter 5: Storing output;
5.1 Storing data in text files;
5.2 Storing data in .csv files;
5.3 Storing data in XML;
5.4 Summary;
Chapter 6: Leveraging Windows PowerShell providers;
6.1 Understanding Windows PowerShell providers;
6.2 Summary;
Chapter 7: Using Windows PowerShell remoting;
7.1 Using Windows PowerShell remoting;
7.2 Configuring Windows PowerShell remoting;
7.3 Troubleshooting Windows PowerShell remoting;
7.4 Summary;
Chapter 8: Using WMI;
8.1 Understanding the WMI Model;
8.2 Querying WMI: The basics;
8.3 Summary;
Chapter 9: Using CIM;
9.1 Using CIM cmdlets to explore WMI classes;
9.2 Retrieving WMI instances;
9.3 Working with associations;
9.4 Summary;
Chapter 10: Using the Windows PowerShell ISE;
10.1 Running the Windows PowerShell ISE;
10.2 Working with Windows PowerShell ISE snippets;
10.3 Summary;
Chapter 11: Using Windows PowerShell scripts;
11.1 Why write Windows PowerShell scripts?;
11.2 Scripting fundamentals;
11.3 Using the While statement;
11.4 Using the Do…While statement;
11.5 Using the Do…Until statement;
11.6 Using the For statement;
11.7 Using the If statement;
11.8 Using the Switch statement;
11.9 Summary;
Chapter 12: Working with functions;
12.1 Understanding functions;
12.2 Using multiple input parameters;
12.3 Using functions to encapsulate business logic;
12.4 Using functions to provide ease of modification;
12.5 Summary;
Chapter 13: Debugging scripts;
13.1 Understanding debugging in Windows PowerShell;
13.2 Debugging the script;
13.3 Summary;
Chapter 14: Handling errors;
14.1 Handling missing parameters;
14.2 Limiting choices;
14.3 Handling missing rights;
14.4 Using Try/Catch/Finally;
14.5 Summary;
Windows PowerShell FAQ;
Windows PowerShell 3.0 coding conventions;
General script construction;
General script readability;
Formatting your code;

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