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Windows Powershell Cookbook: For Windows, Exchange 2007, and Mom V3
Synopses & Reviews
This Cookbook by Windows PowerShell team developer Lee Holmes provides hundreds of tested scripts that you can use right away to get Microsoft's new tool working for you. More than 150 recipes, combined with a concise task-based introduction to the Windows PowerShell scripting language and environment, make it the perfect look-up guide when you encounter a thorny problem, or need a quick solution. The ideal companion to any tutorial or reference, this book meets the needs of system administrators at any level.
With working scripts, tutorials, and references all in one volume, Windows PowerShell Cookbook will turbocharge the productivity of any Windows administrator.
This complete learning resource not only offers a task-based introduction to the Windows PowerShell scripting language and environment, it also provides hundreds of tested scripts that readers can use right away to administer Windows systems.
Do you know how to use Windows PowerShell to navigate the filesystem and manage files and folders? Or how to retrieve a web page? This introduction to the PowerShell language and scripting environment provides more than 430 task-oriented recipes to help you solve the most complex and pressing problems, and includes more than 100 tried-and-tested scripts that intermediate to advanced system administrators can copy and use immediately.
You'll find hands-on tutorials on fundamentals, common tasks, and administrative jobs that you can apply whether you're on a client or server version of Windows. You also get quick references to technologies used in conjunction with PowerShell, including format specifiers and frequently referenced registry keys to selected .NET, COM, and WMI classes. With Windows PowerShell Cookbook, youll get more done in less time.
This Cookbook by Windows PowerShell team developer Lee Holmes provides hundreds of tested scripts that you can use right away to get Microsoft's new tool working for you. More than 150 recipes, combined with a concise task-based introduction to the Windows PowerShell scripting language and environment, make it the perfect look-up guide when you encounter a thorny problem, or need a quick solution. The ideal companion to any tutorial or reference, this book meets the needs of system administrators at any level. Microsoft has revolutionized the world of system management and command-line shells with its release of Windows PowerShell, and Lee Holmes gives you practical tools and inside advice that will make you a more productive user and administrator. You will be able to solve everything from automating routine tasks, working with files, event logs and other forms of structured data, to managing the users and resources of complex Windows networks. Each recipe includes a focused piece of code plus discussion of how and why it works, so that you can apply the solution to similar tasks. You get an array of recipes covering PowerShell fundamentals, common tasks, and administrator tasks, including: * Pipelines, variables, objects, looping and flow control, strings and unstructured text, calculations and math * Simple files; structured files; Internet-enabled scripts; code reuse; lists, arrays and hashtables; user feedback; error management; environmental awareness; script signing; and more * Files and directories, registry manipulation, comparing data, event logs, process cmdlets, service cmdlets, Active Directory, enterprise computer management, and more Those who administer Microsoft's Exchange 2007 and System Center Operations Manager (formerly MOM) will also benefit from this book, with separate chapters devoted to these servers. All Windows administrators will appreciate the appendices that include a PowerShell language quick reference, and a reference to the .NET, WMI and COM objects that PowerShell scripters will use often. With working scripts, tutorials, and references all in one volume, Windows PowerShell Cookbook will turbocharge the productivity of any Windows administrator.
About the Author
Lee Holmes is a developer on the Microsoft Windows PowerShell team, and has been an authoritative source of information about PowerShell since its earliest betas. His vast experience with Windows PowerShell lets him to integrate both the "how" and the "why" into discussions. Lee's integration with the PowerShell and administration community (via newsgroups, mailing lists, and blogs) gives him a great deal of insight into the problems faced by all levels of administrators, and PowerShell users alike.
Table of Contents
Foreword Preface Part I: Tour A Guided Tour of Windows PowerShell Part II: Fundamentals Chapter 1: The Windows PowerShell Interactive Shell Chapter 2: Pipelines Chapter 3: Variables and Objects Chapter 4: Looping and Flow Control Chapter 5: Strings and Unstructured Text Chapter 6: Calculations and Math Part III: Common Tasks Chapter 7: Simple Files Chapter 8: Structured Files Chapter 9: Internet-Enabled Scripts Chapter 10: Code Reuse Chapter 11: Lists, Arrays, and Hashtables Chapter 12: User Interaction Chapter 13: Tracing and Error Management Chapter 14: Environmental Awareness Chapter 15: Extend the Reach of Windows PowerShell Chapter 16: Security and Script Signing Part IV: Administrator Tasks Chapter 17: Files and Directories Chapter 18: The Windows Registry Chapter 19: Comparing Data Chapter 20: Event Logs Chapter 21: Processes Chapter 22: System Services Chapter 23: Active Directory Chapter 24: Enterprise Computer Management Chapter 25: Manage an Exchange 2007 Server Chapter 26: Manage an Operations Manager 2007 Server Part V: References PowerShell Language and Environment Regular Expression Reference PowerShell Automatic Variables Standard PowerShell Verbs Selected .NET Classes and Their Uses WMI Reference Selected COM Objects and Their Uses .NET String Formatting .NET DateTime Formatting Colophon
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