Chapter 14

Scripting Operations Manager 2007

In this chapter, we'll introduce you to the PowerShell scripting environment and explain how it relates to management of Operations Manager 2007. PowerShell is a new command-line interface and scripting environment introduced in conjunction with Windows Vista and Longhorn Server. You can think of it as an upgrade for the command window, which we can trace back to the good old days of DOS.

PowerShell is powerful. Hugely powerful. Mastering it takes more room that we have available in this book, so we're going to focus on the functionality of PowerShell as it pertains to Operations Manager 2007 and cover only enough basic PowerShell methodology to get you up and running. With that in mind, it's time ...

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