Expert recommendations, pragmatically applied.
Automate system administration using Windows PowerShell best practices—and optimize your operational efficiency. With this practical guide, Windows PowerShell expert and instructor Ed Wilson delivers field-tested tips, real-world examples, and candid advice culled from administrators across a range of business and technical scenarios. If you’re an IT professional with Windows PowerShell experience, this book is ideal.
Discover how to:
- Use Windows PowerShell to automate Active Directory tasks
- Explore available WMI classes and methods with CIM cmdlets
- Identify and track scripting opportunities to avoid duplication
- Use functions to encapsulate business logic and reuse code
- Design your script’s best input method and output destination
- Test scripts by checking their syntax and performance
- Choose the most suitable method for running remote commands
- Manage software services with Desired State Configuration
Table of Contents
- Understanding the basics of Windows PowerShell
- Chapter 1: Survey of Windows PowerShell capabilities
- Chapter 2: Using the CIM cmdlets
- Planning for scripting
- Chapter 3: Using the Active Directory module
- Chapter 4: Identifying scripting opportunities
- Chapter 5: Configuring the script environment
- Chapter 6: Avoiding scripting pitfalls
- Chapter 7: Tracking scripting opportunities
- Designing the script
- Chapter 8: Designing the script
- Chapter 9: Designing help for scripts
- Chapter 10: Designing modules
- Chapter 11: Handling input and output
- Chapter 12: Handling errors
- Chapter 13: Testing scripts
- Chapter 14: Documenting scripts
- Deploying the script
- Chapter 15: Managing the execution policy
- Chapter 16: Running scripts
- Chapter 17: Versioning scripts
- Chapter 18: Logging results
- Chapter 19: Troubleshooting scripts
- Chapter 20: Using the Windows PowerShell ISE
- Chapter 21: Using Windows PowerShell remoting and jobs
- Chapter 22: Using Windows PowerShell Workflow
- Chapter 23: Using the Windows PowerShell DSC
- About the author
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