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Windows PowerShell Cookbook

The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft's Command Shell

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This introduction to the PowerShell language and scripting environment provides more than 400 task-oriented recipes to help you solve the most complex and pressing problems, and includes more than 100 tried-and-tested scripts that intermediate to advanced system administrators can copy and use immediately. Updated for PowerShell on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.


On Aug 26 Sean Patterson wrote: Review: Windows PowerShell Cookbook, 3rd Edition
I’ve become an increasing fan of Windows PowerShell. It’s additional use of variables, scripts, and libraries opens up doors to some powerful scripting options that I need. I’m working on creating some deployment scripts for web applications I maintain across various web servers, and simple batch files wouldn’t fit the… Full Review  >

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On Apr 26 Jeff Ammons wrote:
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On Jan 27 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Windows PowerShell Cookbook, 3rd Edition
Personally I have had difficulties with Powershell guides, but this arouses interest. I recommend it. Full Review  >

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On Jan 23 Hernan Garcia wrote: Great reference to automate your workflow
You will learn about some of the conventions and common commands available to you and how to explore them. How it integrates with .NET, using it for rapid prototyping or as a REPL and much more. After the introduction, the book takes the form of multiple recipes for common tasks. The tasks grow in difficulty. The fundamentals section contains a series of recipes that will help you to get comfortable with the shell, customize the command prompt, invoke commands, get to know your session history, learn about aliases, etc. Full Review  >

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