By Jeffery Hicks

Summary

PowerShell extensive, moment Edition is the go-to reference for directors operating with home windows PowerShell. each significant approach, expertise, and tactic is punctiliously defined and validated, delivering a hands-on consultant to nearly every little thing an admin could do within the shell. Written through 3 skilled authors and PowerShell MVPs, this can be the PowerShell e-book you will hold subsequent for your monitor—not in your bookshelf!

Purchase of the print publication contains a loose booklet in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

About the Book

A home windows admin utilizing PowerShell each day would possibly not have the time to go looking the web at any time when she or he hits a snag. would it be nice to have a crew of professional PowerShell specialists able to resolution even the hardest questions? that is what you get with this ebook.

PowerShell intensive, moment Edition is the go-to reference for directors operating with home windows PowerShell. each significant method, know-how, and tactic is punctiliously defined and confirmed, delivering a hands-on advisor to just about every thing an admin may do within the shell. Written via PowerShell MVPs Don Jones, Jeffrey Hicks, and Richard Siddaway, every one worthwhile procedure was once constructed and carefully validated, so you will regularly write production-quality, maintainable scripts whereas saving hours of effort and time.

This booklet assumes you recognize the fundamentals of PowerShell.

What's Inside

  • Automating tasks
  • Packaging and deploying scripts
  • Introduction to wanted nation Configuration
  • PowerShell security
  • Covers PowerShell model three and later

About the Authors

Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks, and Richard Siddaway are Microsoft MVPs, running shoes, and directors. jointly, they have authored approximately 3 dozen books on PowerShell and home windows administration.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 POWERSHELL FUNDAMENTALS
  1. Introduction
  2. PowerShell hosts
  3. Using the PowerShell support system
  4. The fundamentals of PowerShell syntax
  5. Working with PSSnapins and modules
  6. Operators
  7. Working with objects
  8. The PowerShell pipeline
  9. Formatting
  10. PART 2 POWERSHELL MANAGEMENT
  11. PowerShell Remoting
  12. Background jobs and scheduling
  13. Working with credentials
  14. Regular expressions
  15. Working with HTML and XML data
  16. PSDrives and PSProviders
  17. Variables, arrays, hash tables, and script blocks
  18. PowerShell security
  19. Advanced PowerShell syntax
  20. PART three POWERSHELL SCRIPTING AND AUTOMATION
  21. PowerShell's scripting language
  22. Basic scripts and functions
  23. Creating gadgets for output
  24. Scope
  25. PowerShell workflows
  26. Advanced syntax for scripts and functions
  27. Script modules and happen modules
  28. Custom formatting views
  29. Custom style extensions
  30. Data language and internationalization
  31. Writing help
  32. Error dealing with techniques
  33. Debugging instruments and techniques
  34. Functions that paintings like cmdlets
  35. Tips and tips for developing reports
  36. PART four complicated POWERSHELL
  37. Working with the part item version (COM)
  38. Working with .NET Framework objects
  39. Accessing databases
  40. Proxy functions
  41. Building a GUI
  42. WMI and CIM
  43. Working with the web
  44. Desired kingdom Configuration

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