Synopses & Reviews
PowerShell and WMI is an example-driven guide for administrators managing networks of Windows servers and desktops. With 150 practical examples, including ready-to-reuse scripts and techniques, you'll learn the ins and outs of automating WMI via PowerShell v3. You'll also find deep coverage of all aspects of Windows administration, including IIS, DNS and Hyper-V. About the Technology
WMI, on its own, is simply a collection of Windows management facilities. Paired with PowerShell, however, WMI becomes a brilliant toolset for automating servers, networks, and remote Windows computers. About the Book
PowerShell and WMI is an industrial-strength guide for administrators of Windows networks, servers, and desktops. You'll start with practical overviews of PowerShell and of WMI. Then you'll explore 150 specific examples—all with ready-to-use scripts—designed to simplify your day-to-day system management. Each tested technique is configured to load as part of a PowerShell module.
A set of handy appendixes includes references for PowerShell and WMI. Prior exposure to PowerShell and WMI is helpful but not required.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's Inside
- Managing Windows, IIS, and Hyper-V
- Remote desktops and devices
- Logs, jobs, and performance
- New PowerShell v3 WMI functionality
Table of Contents
PART 1 TOOLS OF THE TRADE
- Solving administrative challenges
- Using PowerShell
- WMI in depth
- Best practices and optimization
PART 2 WMI IN THE ENTERPRISE
- System documentation
- Disk systems
- Registry administration
- Filesystem administration
- Services and processes
- Configuring network adapters
- Managing IIS
- Configuring a server
- Users and security
- Logs, jobs, and performance
- Administering Hyper-V with PowerShell and WMI
PART 3 THE FUTURE: POWERSHELL V3 AND WMI
- WMI over WSMAN
- Your own WMI cmdlets
- CIM cmdlets and sessions
WMI, Windows Management Instrumentation, provides a standard infrastructure for managing all aspects of Windows-based systems. WMI isn't new, but now that administrators can script it using PowerShell, it's just gotten infinitely easier to use! Taken together, WMI and PowerShell create an extraordinarily powerful mechanism automating the management of servers, networks, and remote Windows computers.
PowerShell and WMI is an example-driven guide for administrators managing networks of Windows servers and desktops. With over 150 specific examples, including ready-to-reuse scripts and techniques, readers will learn the ins and outs of automating WMI via PowerShell 2. The author provides deep coverage of all aspects of Windows administration, including IIS, DNS and Hyper-V.
About the Author
Richard Siddaway is a veteran IT architect, server administrator, support engineer, and PowerShell MVP. He's the author of PowerShell in Practice, published in 2010 by Manning.