Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to automating Windows administration with Windows PowerShell 3.0
Teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0 command line interface and scripting language—one step at a time. Written by a leading scripting expert, this practical tutorial delivers learn-by-doing exercises, timesaving tips, and hands-on sample scripts for performing administrative tasks on both local and remote Windows systems.
Discover how to:
- Use built-in cmdlets to execute commands
- Write scripts to handle recurring tasks
- Use providers to access information beyond the shell environment
- Configure network components with Windows Management Instrumentation
- Manage users, groups, and computers with Active Directory services
- Execute scripts to administer and troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Overview of Windows PowerShell 3.0
- Chapter 2: Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets
- Chapter 3: Understanding and Using PowerShell Providers
- Chapter 4: Using PowerShell Remoting and Jobs
- Chapter 5: Using PowerShell Scripts
- Chapter 6: Working with Functions
- Chapter 7: Creating Advanced Functions and Modules
- Chapter 8: Using the Windows PowerShell ISE
- Chapter 9: Working with Windows PowerShell Profiles
- Chapter 10: Using WMI
- Chapter 11: Querying WMI
- Chapter 12: Remoting WMI
- Chapter 13: Calling WMI Methods on WMI Classes
- Chapter 14: Using the CIM Cmdlets
- Chapter 15: Working with Active Directory
- Chapter 16: Working with the AD DS Module
- Chapter 17: Deploying Active Directory with Windows Server 2012
- Chapter 18: Debugging Scripts
- Chapter 19: Handling Errors
- Chapter 20: Managing Exchange Server
- Windows PowerShell Core Cmdlets
- Windows PowerShell Module Coverage
- Windows PowerShell Cmdlet Naming
- Windows PowerShell FAQ
- Useful WMI Classes
- Basic Troubleshooting Tips
- General PowerShell Scripting Guidelines
- About the Author
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