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Windows PowerShell Unleashed
     

Windows PowerShell Unleashed

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by Tyson Kopczynski
 

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PowerShell gives Windows administrators immense power to automate and customize virtually any administrative task—saving time, increasing productivity, and giving you unprecedented flexibility. PowerShell 2.0 adds important new features that offer even greater control over Windows environments. Windows PowerShell Unleashed will not only give you deep

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PowerShell gives Windows administrators immense power to automate and customize virtually any administrative task—saving time, increasing productivity, and giving you unprecedented flexibility. PowerShell 2.0 adds important new features that offer even greater control over Windows environments. Windows PowerShell Unleashed will not only give you deep mastery over PowerShell but also a greater understanding of the features being introduced in PowerShell 2.0—and show you how to use it to solve your challenges in your production environment.

 

The authors begin by systematically illuminating PowerShell’s core concepts and techniques, helping you leverage whatever Windows scripting experience you may already have. Next, using complete, easy-to-adapt examples, they show how to use PowerShell to manage file systems, permissions, the Registry, WMI objects, Active Directory, Exchange Server, and many other elements of the Windows environment.

 

More than half of this edition’s material and examples have been completely rewritten for PowerShell 2.0, and the authors have added seven entirely new chapters—covering security, PowerShell application development, Systems Center Operations Manager 2007, and much more. Whatever Windows systems you manage, Windows PowerShell Unleashed contains the scripts and techniques you need to manage them far more effectively.

 

  • Install, configure, and customize PowerShell 2.0 and master its command line interface
  • Discover proven best practices for PowerShell scripting
  • Make the most of PowerShell cmdlets—especially the new cmdlets included in PowerShell 2.0
  • Leverage PowerShell’s deep .NET Framework integration
  • Secure your scripts using code signing, execution policies, and PowerShell’s built-in security
  • Use custom script functions to manage permissions more efficiently
  • Control the registry locally and remotely and use PowerShell’s powerful new registry transactions
  • Use PowerShell as a management interface
  • Automate Exchange Server 2007 administrative tasks
  • Automate the management of Microsoft’s new System Center Operations Manager 2007
  • Preview the forthcoming Graphical PowerShell scripting environment
  • Understand how to manage Active Directory using PowerShell
  • Master using PowerShell with WMI
  • Learn PowerShell 2.0 remoting

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780768687187
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/04/2008
Series:
Unleashed
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

With more than nine years of experience in the information technology sector, Tyson Kopczynski has become a specialist in Active Directory, Group Policy, Windows scripting, Windows Rights Management Services, PKI, and information technology security practices. Tyson has been a contributing author for such books as Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 Unleashed and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed (R2 Edition). In addition, he has written detailed technical papers and guides covering various in-the-field technologies he works with extensively. As a consultant at Convergent Computing (CCO), Tyson has been able to work with the next generation of Microsoft technologies since their inception and played a key role in expanding scripting and development practices at CCO. Tyson also holds the SANS Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Security certification, CompTIA Security+ certification, and SANS Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) certification.

 

Pete Handley has more than 15 years of experience in IT, including extensive knowledge of Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Novell GroupWise messaging, and Novell Directory Services. He has been a contributing author for Microsoft Exchange 2003 Unleashed, and Windows PowerShell Unleashed. Pete specializes in Visual Basic and PowerShell scripting and is a subject matter expert on the integration and migration of Novell technologies to Microsoft technologies. Pete holds the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2003 (MCSE) certification, the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) certification, the Novell Certified Directory Engineer (CDE) certification, and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

 

Marco Shaw is an IT system analyst for a Canadian telecommunications company. He has been working in the IT industry for more than ten years, and he recently received a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for his involvement in the Windows PowerShell community. He is the assistant community director of the new PowerShell Community Web site at http://www.powershellcommunity.org. His primary blog site is http://marcoshaw.blogspot.com. Marco holds a RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification, and a bachelor of science degree from the Université de Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada.

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Windows PowerShell Unleashed 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this came out during the PowerShell 2.0 Beta, it is still a comprehensive look at the power behind the 2.0 shell script. I would highly recommend purchasing this if you have any desire to learn more about the finer points in shell scripting.
INDEPENDENTREVIEWER More than 1 year ago
How can PowerShell be applied in your own environment? If you want to know, then this book is for you! Authors Tyson Kopczynski, Pete Handley, and Marco Shaw, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that is intended for intermediate level system administrators who have invested time and energy learning Windows scripting and want to translate those skills into PowerShell skills while learning how it can meet their real-world needs.


Authors Kopczynski, Handley and Shaw, begin with an introduction to PowerShell and some of its internal workings. Then, the authors show you how to use the PowerShell scripting language; how to use PowerShell to manage Windows resources; and, important best practices to follow when using PowerShell. Finally, they also show you how PowerShell can be used to manage Microsoft technologies.


This most excellent book has been written so that anyone with a scripting background can understand what PowerShell is and how to use it. Perhaps more importantly, think of this great book as a resource for learning how PowerShell can be applied in your own environment.