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Windows Powershell Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft's Command Shellby Lee Holmes
Synopses & Reviews
How do you use Windows PowerShell to navigate the filesystem, manage files and folders, or retrieve a web page? This introduction to the PowerShell language and scripting environment provides more than 400 task-oriented recipes to help you solve all kinds of problems. Intermediate to advanced system administrators will find more than 100 tried-and-tested scripts they can copy and use immediately.
Updated for PowerShell 3.0, this comprehensive cookbook includes hands-on recipes for common tasks and administrative jobs that you can apply whether youre on the 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.
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
ForewordPrefaceTourA Guided Tour of Windows PowerShellFundamentalsChapter 1: The Windows PowerShell Interactive ShellChapter 2: PipelinesChapter 3: Variables and ObjectsChapter 4: Looping and Flow ControlChapter 5: Strings and Unstructured TextChapter 6: Calculations and MathChapter 7: Lists, Arrays, and HashtablesChapter 8: Utility TasksCommon TasksChapter 9: Simple FilesChapter 10: Structured FilesChapter 11: Code ReuseChapter 12: Internet-Enabled ScriptsChapter 13: User InteractionChapter 14: DebuggingChapter 15: Tracing and Error ManagementChapter 16: Environmental AwarenessChapter 17: Extend the Reach of Windows PowerShellChapter 18: Security and Script SigningChapter 19: Integrated Scripting EnvironmentAdministrator TasksChapter 20: Files and DirectoriesChapter 21: The Windows RegistryChapter 22: Comparing DataChapter 23: Event LogsChapter 24: ProcessesChapter 25: System ServicesChapter 26: Active DirectoryChapter 27: Enterprise Computer ManagementChapter 28: Windows Management InstrumentationChapter 29: RemotingChapter 30: WorkflowsChapter 31: TransactionsChapter 32: Event HandlingReferencesPowerShell Language and EnvironmentRegular Expression ReferenceXPath Quick Reference.NET String Formatting.NET DateTime FormattingSelected .NET Classes and Their UsesWMI ReferenceSelected COM Objects and Their UsesSelected Events and Their UsesStandard PowerShell VerbsColophon
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