Learn Windows PowerShell3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for administrators. Just set aside one hour a daylunchtime would be perfectfor a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. You'll start with the basicswhat is PowerShell and what can you do with it. Then, you'll move systematically through the techniques and features you'll use to make your job easier and your day shorter.
About the Technology
PowerShell is both a language and an administrative shell with which you can control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands immediately, and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint.
About this Book
This book is a tutorial designed for busy administrators. Just set aside one hour a day for a month and you’ll learn all the practical techniques you need to make your job easier and your day shorter. This totally revised second edition covers new PowerShell 3 features designed for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
Experience with Windows administration is helpful. No programming experience is assumed.
- Learn PowerShell from the beginningno experience required!
- Covers PowerShell 3, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012
- Each lesson should take you one hour or less
About the Authors
Powershell MVPs Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks bring years as successful trainers to this concise, easy-to-follow book. Don blogs at PowerShell.comand you can find Jeff at jdhitsolutions.com/blog.
Table of Contents
- Brief Table of Contents
- Table of Contents
- Praise for the First Edition
- About this Book
- About the Authors
- Chapter 1. Before you begin
- Chapter 2. Meet PowerShell
- Chapter 3. Using the help system
- Chapter 4. Running commands
- Chapter 5. Working with providers
- Chapter 6. The pipeline: connecting commands
- Chapter 7. Adding commands
- Chapter 8. Objects: data by another name
- Chapter 9. The pipeline, deeper
- Chapter 10. Formatting—and why it’s done on the right
- Chapter 11. Filtering and comparisons
- Chapter 12. A practical interlude
- Chapter 13. Remote control: one to one, and one to many
- Chapter 14. Using Windows Management Instrumentation
- Chapter 15. Multitasking with background jobs
- Chapter 16. Working with many objects, one at a time
- Chapter 17. Security alert!
- Chapter 18. Variables: a place to store your stuff
- Chapter 19. Input and output
- Chapter 20. Sessions: remote control with less work
- Chapter 21. You call this scripting?
- Chapter 22. Improving your parameterized script
- Chapter 23. Advanced remoting configuration
- Chapter 24. Using regular expressions to parse text files
- Chapter 25. Additional random tips, tricks, and techniques
- Chapter 26. Using someone else’s script
- Chapter 27. Never the end
- Chapter 28. PowerShell cheat sheet
- Appendix. Review labs
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Listings
- Title: Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition
- Release date: November 2012
- Publisher(s): Manning Publications
- ISBN: 9781617291081