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Teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell command line interface and scripting language. Written by a leading scripting expert, this tutorial delivers self-paced labs, timesaving tips, and hands-on sample scripts for automating Windows administration—one step at a time.

Discover how to:

  • Use built-in cmdlets to execute commands
  • Write scripts to handle recurring tasks and configure scheduled jobs
  • Use providers to access information external to the shell environment
  • Configure network components using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • Manage users, groups, and computers with Active Directory Services
  • Execute scripts for administering and troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  • PLUS—Get a complete list of cmdlet commands and a guide for moving from VBScript to Windows Powershell

CD features:

  • All practice exercises
  • 100+ sample scripts to adapt for your own work
  • Scriptomatic 2.0 scripting tool
  • WMI scripting tools and utilities
  • Fully searchable eBook

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

Book News Annotation:

In this guide, tips on how to use Microsoft Windows PowerShell for automating Windows administration are provided, with readers learning the program by using the language. It describes commandlets, the difference between PowerShell and VBScript, using providers and scripts, using and querying Windows Management Instrumentation, working with Active Directory, using ActiveX Data Objects to query Active Directory, and managing Exchange 2007. The audience for the book consists of Windows networking consultants and administrators, help desk staff, systems engineers and trainers, general technical staff, and power users. The CD-ROM contains practice exercises, sample scripts, the Scriptomatic 2.0 scripting tool, WMI scripting tools and utilities, and a searchable version of the book. Wilson is a consultant at Microsoft. He specializes in scripting and delivers scripting, networking, and administration workshops. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell command line interface and scripting language. Written by a leading scripting expert, this tutorial delivers self-paced labs, timesaving tips, and hands-on sample scripts for automating Windows administration—one step at a time.

Discover how to: Use built-in cmdlets to execute commands Write scripts to handle recurring tasks and configure scheduled jobs Use providers to access information external to the shell environment Configure network components using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Manage users, groups, and computers with Active Directory Services Execute scripts for administering and troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 PLUS—Get a complete list of cmdlet commands and a guide for moving from VBScript to Windows Powershell

CD features: All practice exercises 100+ sample scripts to adapt for your own work Scriptomatic 2.0 scripting tool WMI scripting tools and utilities Fully searchable eBook

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

About the Author

Ed Wilson is a well-known scripting expert who delivers popular scripting workshops to Microsoft customers and employees worldwide. He's written several books on Windows scripting, including Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices, Microsoft® Windows PowerShell Step By Step, and Microsoft VBScript Step by Step. Ed is a senior consultant at Microsoft Corporation and writes Hey, Scripting Guy!, one of the most popular TechNet blogs.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsAbout This BookChapter 1: Overview of Windows PowerShellChapter 2: Using Windows PowerShell CmdletsChapter 3: Leveraging PowerShell ProvidersChapter 4: Using PowerShell ScriptsChapter 5: Using WMIChapter 6: Querying WMIChapter 7: Working with Active DirectoryChapter 8: Leveraging the Power of ADOChapter 9: Managing Exchange 2007Cmdlets Installed with Windows PowerShellCmdlet NamingTranslating VBScript to Windows PowerShell

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735623958
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Subject:
General
Author:
Wilson, Ed
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Scripting languages (Computer science)
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070516
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 7.38 x 0.92 in 1.43 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell command line interface and scripting language. Written by a leading scripting expert, this tutorial delivers self-paced labs, timesaving tips, and hands-on sample scripts for automating Windows administration—one step at a time.

Discover how to: Use built-in cmdlets to execute commands Write scripts to handle recurring tasks and configure scheduled jobs Use providers to access information external to the shell environment Configure network components using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Manage users, groups, and computers with Active Directory Services Execute scripts for administering and troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 PLUS—Get a complete list of cmdlet commands and a guide for moving from VBScript to Windows Powershell

CD features: All practice exercises 100+ sample scripts to adapt for your own work Scriptomatic 2.0 scripting tool WMI scripting tools and utilities Fully searchable eBook

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

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