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Windows Powershell Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft's New Command Shellby Lee Holmes
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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:
With working scripts, tutorials, and references all in one volume, Windows PowerShell Cookbook will turbocharge the productivity of any Windows administrator.
This volume shows how to build scripts and utilities to automate system tasks or create powerful system management tools to handle the day-to-day tasks that drive a Windows administrator's life.
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.
PowerShell replaces cobbled-together assemblies of third-party management tools with an elegant programming language and a powerful scripting shell for the Windows environment. In the tradition of Manning's ground breaking "In Action" series, this book comes from right from the source. Written by Bruce Payette, one of principal creators of PowerShell, Windows PowerShell in Action shows you how to build scripts and utilities to automate system tasks or create powerful system management tools to handle the day-to-day tasks that drive a Windows administrator's life. Because it's based on the .NET platform, PowerShell is also a powerful tool for developers and power users.
Windows PowerShell in Action was written by Bruce Payette, one of the founding members of the Windows PowerShell team, co-designer of the PowerShell language and the principal author of the PowerShell language implementation. The book enables you to get the most out of the PowerShell environment. Using many examples, both small and large, this book illustrates the features of the language and environment and shows how to compose those features into solutions, quickly and effectively.
This book is designed for anyone who wants to learn PowerShell and use it well. Rather than simply being a book of recipes to read and apply, this book gives you the deep knowledge about how PowerShell works and how to apply it.
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 enables him to integrate both the 'how' and the 'why' into discussions. Lee's involvement 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 Foreword to the First Edition Preface Tour A Guided Tour of Windows PowerShell 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 Chapter 7: Lists, Arrays, and Hashtables Chapter 8: Utility Tasks Common Tasks Chapter 9: Simple Files Chapter 10: Structured Files Chapter 11: Code Reuse Chapter 12: Internet-Enabled Scripts Chapter 13: User Interaction Chapter 14: Debugging Chapter 15: Tracing and Error Management Chapter 16: Environmental Awareness Chapter 17: Extend the Reach of Windows PowerShell Chapter 18: Security and Script Signing Chapter 19: Integrated Scripting Environment Administrator Tasks Chapter 20: Files and Directories Chapter 21: The Windows Registry Chapter 22: Comparing Data Chapter 23: Event Logs Chapter 24: Processes Chapter 25: System Services Chapter 26: Active Directory Chapter 27: Enterprise Computer Management Chapter 28: Windows Management Instrumentation Chapter 29: Remoting Chapter 30: Transactions Chapter 31: Event Handling References PowerShell Language and Environment Regular Expression Reference XPath Quick Reference .NET String Formatting .NET DateTime Formatting Selected .NET Classes and Their Uses WMI Reference Selected COM Objects and Their Uses Selected Events and Their Uses Standard PowerShell Verbs Colophon
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