Mastering System Administration with PowerShell 6.x

Video description

Explore various features and automation tasks in the awesome PowerShell 6 by configuring and administrating the Windows Operating System components and server features

About This Video

  • Meet complex administration requirements with efficiency using Windows PowerShell 6.0.
  • Efficient scripting for Microsoft technologies such as Active Directory, IIS, File Servers, and Azure
  • This comprehensive course contains a set of scenarios, real-world examples, and scripts to easily get you started with Windows PowerShell 6.0 and its capabilities

In Detail

PowerShell combines command-line speed, the flexibility of scripting, and the power of a GUI-based admin tool. Virtually all of the server products Microsoft is producing right now can be managed through PowerShell. From an administrative standpoint, this means that if you become proficient in PowerShell, you’ll have the skill set needed to manage most of Microsoft's newer products.

We’ll start with Windows System Administration and explore different features, services, shares, and permissions. Then you’ll move forward with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), which is an essential aspect of PowerShell 6. After that, you’ll work on managing remote systems, learn to create and connect reusable remote sessions to multiple systems, invoke commands on remote machines, and close connections and delete remote sessions.

You’ll discover what “managing your infrastructure through code” means using the popular Desired State Configuration feature of PowerShell. Finally, you’ll see how PowerShell has expanded its influence across the datacenter, as you use PowerShell to manage Active Directory, Azure, IIS, and more.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to perform complex automation tasks using PowerShell 6 and will have mastered the new features and changes that it brings.


This video is for system administrators who want to master Windows PowerShell 6.0 as a scripting language, automate repeated daily tasks, and perform complex administration in timely manner and with less effort.In order to get the maximum benefit from this video, you need to have some basic scripting knowledge and a good administration experience.

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  • Title: Mastering System Administration with PowerShell 6.x
  • Author(s): Michael Simmons
  • Release date: February 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788831048