Microsoft Windows PowerShell Step by Step

Microsoft Windows PowerShell Step by Step

by Ed Wilson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735623958
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Publication date: 05/16/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.37(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.92(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

About This Book;
A Practical Approach to Scripting;
Is This Book for Me?;
Outline of This Book;
Finding Your Best Starting Point;
About the Companion CD;
System Requirements;
Technical Support;
Chapter 1: Overview of Windows PowerShell;
1.1 Understanding Windows PowerShell;
1.2 Using Cmdlets;
1.3 Using Command Line Utilities;
1.4 Security Issues with Windows PowerShell;
1.5 Working with Windows PowerShell;
1.6 Supplying Options for Cmdlets;
1.7 Working with the Help Options;
1.8 Exploring Commands: Step-by-Step Exercises;
1.9 One Step Further: Obtaining Help;
1.10 Chapter 1 Quick Reference;
Chapter 2: Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets;
2.1 Understanding the Basics of Cmdlets;
2.2 Leveraging the Power of Get-Command;
2.3 Using the Get-Member Cmdlet;
2.4 Using the New-Object Cmdlet;
2.5 Creating a PowerShell Profile;
2.6 Working with Cmdlets: Step-by-Step Exercises;
2.7 One Step Further: Working with New-Object;
2.8 Chapter 2 Quick Reference;
Chapter 3: Leveraging PowerShell Providers;
3.1 Identifying the Providers;
3.2 Understanding the Alias Provider;
3.3 Understanding the Certificate Provider;
3.4 Understanding the Environment Provider;
3.5 Understanding File System Provider;
3.6 Understanding the Function Provider;
3.7 Understanding the Registry Provider;
3.8 Understanding the Variable Provider;
3.9 Exploring the Certificate Provider: Step-by-Step Exercises;
3.10 One Step Further: Examining the Environment Provider;
3.11 Chapter 3 Quick Reference;
Chapter 4: Using PowerShell Scripts;
4.1 Why Write Windows PowerShell Scripts;
4.2 Enabling Script Support;
4.3 Understanding Variables and Constants;
4.4 Looping Through Code;
4.5 Making Decisions;
4.6 Creating Multiple Folders: Step-by-Step Exercises;
4.7 One Step Further: Deleting Multiple Folders;
4.8 Chapter 4 Quick Reference;
Chapter 5: Using WMI;
5.1 Understanding the WMI Model;
5.2 Working with Objects and Namespaces;
5.3 Listing WMI Providers;
5.4 Working with WMI Classes;
5.5 Querying WMI;
5.6 Obtaining Service Information: Step-by-Step Exercises;
5.7 One Step Further: Working with Printers;
5.8 Chapter 6 Quick Reference;
Chapter 6: Querying WMI;
6.1 Alternate Ways to Connect to WMI;
6.2 Tell Me Everything About Everything!;
6.3 Selective Data from All Instances;
6.4 Selecting Multiple Properties;
6.5 Choosing Specific Instances;
6.6 Utilizing an Operator;
6.7 Where Is the Where?;
6.8 Working with Software: Step-by-Step Exercises;
6.9 One Step Further: Windows Environment Settings;
6.10 Chapter 6 Quick Reference;
Chapter 7: Working with Active Directory;
7.1 Creating Objects in Active Directory;
7.2 Creating Users;
7.3 Working with Users;
7.4 Creating the Address Page;
7.5 Deleting Users;
7.6 Creating Multiple Organizational Units: Step-by-Step Exercises;
7.7 One Step Further: Creating Multivalued Users;
7.8 Chapter 7 Quick Reference;
Chapter 8: Leveraging the Power of ADO;
8.1 Connecting to Active Directory with ADO;
8.2 Creating More Effective Queries;
8.3 Searching for Specific Types of Objects;
8.4 What Is Global Catalog?;
8.5 Creating an ADO Query into Active Directory: Step-by-Step Exercises;
8.6 One Step Further: Controlling How a Script Executes Against Active Directory;
8.7 Chapter 8 Quick Reference;
Chapter 9: Managing Exchange 2007;
9.1 Exploring the Exchange 2007 Cmdlets;
9.2 Configuring Recipient Settings;
9.3 Managing Storage Settings;
9.4 Managing Logging;
9.5 Creating User Accounts: Step-by-Step Exercises;
9.6 One Step Further: Configuring Message Tracking;
9.7 Chapter 9 Quick Reference;
Cmdlets Installed with Windows PowerShell;
Cmdlet Naming;
Translating VBScript to Windows PowerShell;

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