Chapter 1. Introduction
This chapter covers
- What the book will and won’t teach
- The boundaries of this book
- Going beyond PowerShell
As of this writing, Windows PowerShell is on to its seventh year of existence and in its fourth major release, with a fifth version in preview. In that time, it’s changed the way people look at administering many Microsoft, and even some non-Microsoft, products. Although the graphical user interface (GUI) will always be an important part of administration in many ways, PowerShell has given administrators options: Use an easy, intuitive GUI; manage from a rich, interactive command-line console; or fully automate with a simple scripting language. We’re delighted that so many administrators have started using ...