Synopses & Reviews
Here's your chance to learn from the best in the business. PowerShell Deep Dives is a trove of essential techniques, practical guidance, and the expert insights you earn only through years of experience. Editors Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisin Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikolic hand-picked the 28 chapters in the book's four parts: Administration, Scripting, Development, and Platforms.
About the Technology
PowerShell has permanently changed Windows administration. This powerful scripting and automation tool allows you to control virtually every aspect of Windows and most Microsoft servers like IIS and SQL Server. Here's your chance to learn from the best in the business.
About this Book
PowerShell Deep Dives is a trove of essential techniques and practical guidance. It is rich with insights from experts who won them through years of experience. The book's 28 chapters, grouped in four parts (Administration, Scripting, Development, and Platforms), were hand-picked by four section editors: Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisin Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikolic.
Whether you're just getting started with PowerShell or you already use it daily, you'll find yourself returning to this book over and over.
- Managing systems through a keyhole
- The Ten Commandments of PowerShell scripting
- Scalable scripting for large datasets
- Adding automatic remoting
- Provisioning web servers and websites automatically to IIS 8
- And 23 more fantastic chapters
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
About the Authors Editors Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisin Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikolic are joined by PowerShell experts Chris Bellee, Bartek Bielawski, Robert C. Cain, Jim Christopher, Adam Driscoll, Josh Gavant, Jason Helmick, Don Jones, Ashley McGlone, Jonathan Medd, Ben Miller, James O'Neill, Arnaud Petitjean, Vadims Podans, Karl Prosser, Boe Prox, Matthew Reynolds, Mike Robbins, Donabel Santos, Will Steele, Trevor Sullivan, and Jeff Wouters.
Table of Contents
PART 1 POWERSHELL ADMINISTRATION
- Diagnosing and troubleshooting PowerShell remoting
- CIM sessions 22
- Collecting and analyzing performance counter data
- TCP port communications with PowerShell
- Managing systems through a keyhole
- Using PowerShell to audit user logon events
- Managing and administering a certification authority database with PowerShell
- Using PowerShell to reduce Active Directory token bloat
PART 2 POWERSHELL SCRIPTING
- The 10 PowerShell scripting commandments
- Avoiding the pipeline
- A template for handling and reporting errors
- Tips and tricks for creating complex or advanced HTML reports with PowerShell
- Using and "abusing" dynamic parameters
- PowerShell type formatting
- Scalable scripting for large data sets: pipeline and database techniques
- Building your own WMI-based cmdlets
- Turning command-line tools into PowerShell tools
PART 3 POWERSHELL FOR DEVELOPERS
- Using Source Control Software with PowerShell
- Inline .NET code
- PowerShell and XML: better together
- Adding automatic remoting to advanced functions and cmdlets
- Taming software builds (and other complicated processes) with psake
PART 4 POWERSHELL PLATFORMS
- PowerShell and the SQL Server provider
- Creating flexible subscriptions in SSRS
- Inventory database table statistics using PowerShell SQL Server Management Objects
- WSUS and PowerShell
- Provisioning IIS web servers and sites with PowerShell
- Active Directory Group Management application
PowerShell is perhaps the most perfect tool designed foradministration and maintenance of any Windows system, from desktop to enterprise. This volume is a guidebook to its use, covering boththeoretical issues and practical considerations. Broadly, it is organized in four parts: covering administration, scripting,developer-specific subjects and platforms. The first part covers essential issues of remote maintenance and management, auditing andreducing bloat. The second demonstrates the automation capabilities of PowerShell. Development project maintenance, versioning andautomation of software builds are the subjects of the third part. Finally, interfacing with other platforms, such as SQL server, WSUS,SSRS, IIS web servers and Active Directory Group management is covered. This work constitutes a comprehensive and useful source forany Windows system administrator, going a long way towards helping one tame Windows annoyances and frustrations.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
PowerShell is a powerful scripting language that has transformed the way administrators and developers interact with Windows. It enables automation of the day to day administrative tasks in the Windows system and is being built into all major Microsoft products, as well as many third party products.
PowerShell Deep Dives gives readers a chance to learn from the best in the business. It's a treasure trove of essential techniques, practical guidance, and offers expert insights earned only through years of experience. Editors Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisin Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikolic hand-picked the 29 chapters in the books four parts: Administration, Scripting, Development, and Platforms. Readers will find themselves returning to this book again and again.
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.
About the Author
Jeffery Hicks is a PowerShell MVP with 20 years of IT experience. Jeff works as an independent consultant, trainer, and author and he has taught PowerShell to IT Professionals all over the world. He writes the popular Prof.PowerShell column for MCPMag.com and is a weekly contributor to the Petri IT Knowledgebase. Jeff blogs frequently on PowerShell related topics at http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog.
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.