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Mastering Windows PowerShell 5 Administration

Video Description

Write maintainable and production-quality scripts that save time and effort

About This Video

  • Take your existing PowerShell skills to the next level and write powerful scripts to automate repetitive, boring tasks

  • Become the champion administrator in your organization that can solve even the toughest of PowerShell questions

  • Get to grips with PowerShell's advanced functions and effectively administer your system

  • In Detail

    PowerShell is the de facto standard for scripting in Microsoft Windows environments. By knowing how to use PowerShell, system administrators can quickly automate complex, repetitive, and otherwise time-consuming tasks.

    This video course will help you to master automation and finish the course by building a variety of PowerShell scripts to automate your environment and reduce the amount of code required. Through real-world examples, you will learn how to simplify managing your Windows environment and then effectively administer Windows-based systems and environments by using advanced functions.

    You will gain a strong foundation to advance your existing PowerShell knowledge through real-world scenarios. By the end of this course, you will be able to quickly produce scripts that can be run in your existing environments, and perform and automate tasks by building scripts that involve systems and enterprise management.

    You will finish the course by getting a thorough understanding of how to use advanced features to work with Active Directory and the file system, and will deploy tried and tested scripts for a variety of management tasks.

    Table of Contents

    1. Chapter 1 : Introduction and Important Things to Know
      1. The Course Overview 00:03:32
      2. What's New in Windows PowerShell 5? 00:06:55
      3. Demonstration of New Features 00:07:20
      4. Demonstartion of New Features (Continued) 00:04:31
      5. Securing Passwords 00:05:27
      6. Windows Registry 00:05:42
      7. Creating PowerShell Objects 00:03:29
    2. Chapter 2 : Error Handling
      1. $Error Object Variable 00:04:31
      2. Error Action 00:02:45
      3. Try, Catch, and Finally Block 00:02:41
      4. Event Logging 00:04:23
      5. E-mail Notification 00:03:53
      6. Use Color to Debug Your Code 00:01:46
    3. Chapter 3 : Working with the Windows File System
      1. Interacting with Files and Folders 00:06:47
      2. Access Control Lists 00:06:17
      3. Reading and Writing Files 00:05:20
      4. Using CSV Files 00:08:53
      5. Stream Reader and Stream Writer 00:03:58
      6. Disk Usage 00:03:49
      7. Search and Delete 00:03:52
    4. Chapter 4 : Interacting with Databases
      1. Remote Connection to SQL Modules 00:07:00
      2. Microsoft SQL Server 00:07:00
      3. Installing MySQL Components 00:04:33
      4. Querying MySQL Server 00:06:19
      5. Using XML 00:06:49
      6. Using JSON 00:04:15
    5. Chapter 5 : Interacting with Active Directory
      1. Remote Connection to the Active Directory Module 00:06:53
      2. Active Directory Users 00:05:25
      3. Active Directory Groups 00:05:02
      4. Active Directory Computers 00:04:48
      5. Active Directory Organizational Units 00:07:42
    6. Chapter 6 : Automating Active Directory Tasks
      1. User Import Automation 00:04:15
      2. User Import Automation – PowerShell Demo 00:06:19
      3. Keeping User Information up to Date 00:04:03
      4. User Cleanup Automation 00:04:35
      5. Computer Cleanup Automation 00:05:43
    7. Chapter 7 : More Real-World Scenarios
      1. DHCP 00:14:07
      2. DNS Server Module 00:08:59
      3. Automating Printer Creation 00:02:56
      4. Cleaning up Fast-growing Log Files 00:03:53
      5. Presenting Data 00:05:24
      6. Win32 Classes 00:06:57