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Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours by Timothy L. Warner

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Introduction

“Try not. Do...or do not. There is no try”

—Yoda, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Hello, and welcome to the world of Windows PowerShell. I’m your instructor, Tim Warner. To me, it’s a good sign that you’re actually reading this Introduction (so few readers of tech books do, in my experience). Perhaps your first question is, “What’s in it for me?” and I’m here to give you those details with minimal muss and fuss.

If you work as a Windows systems administrator or hope to in the future, learning Windows PowerShell is no longer an option. Likewise, if you plan to advance your career in IT administration, you need to know your way around Windows PowerShell scripting and automation. This, then, is what’s in it for you: By ...

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