Synopses & Reviews
Windows PowerShell in Action, Second Edition is a completely revised edition of the bestselling book on PowerShell, 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 definitive book on PowerShell V2. About the Technology
Windows PowerShell transformed the way administrators and developers interact with Windows. PowerShell, an elegant dynamic language from Microsoft, lets you script administrative tasks and control Windows from the command line. Because it's a full-featured, first-class Windows programming language, programmers and power-users can now do things in a shell that previously required VB, VBScript, or C#. About the Book
This expanded, revised, and updated Second Edition preserves the original's crystal-clear introduction to PowerShell and adds extensive coverage of v2 features such as advanced functions, modules, and remoting. It includes full chapters on these topics and also covers new language elements and operators, events, Web Services for Management, and the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment.
The First Edition's coverage of batch scripting and string processing, COM, WMI, and .NET have all been significantly revised and expanded. The book includes many popular usage scenarios and is rich in interesting examples that will spark your imagination. This is the definitive book on PowerShell v2! Who Should Read It
Written for developers and administrators with intermediate level scripting knowledge. No prior experience with PowerShell is 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
- Batch scripting, string processing, files, and XML
- PowerShell remoting
- Application of COM and WMI
- Network and GUI programming
- Writing modules and scripts
Table of Contents
PART 1 Learning PowerShell
- Welcome to PowerShell
- Foundations of PowerShell
- Working with types
- Operators and expressions
- Advanced operators and variables
- Flow control in scripts
- PowerShell functions
- Advanced functions and scripts
- Using and authoring modules
- Module manifests and metadata
- Metaprogramming with scriptblocks and dynamic code
- Remoting and background jobs
- Remoting: configuring applications and services
- Errors and exceptions
- The PowerShell ISE and debugger,/LI.
PART 2 Using PowerShell
- Working with files, text, and XML
- Extending your reach with .NET
- Working with COM
- Management objects: WMI and WS-MAN
- Responding in real time with eventing
- Security, security, security
Windows PowerShell transformed the way administrators and developers interact with Windows, allowing them to script administrative tasks and control Windows from the command line. It's now a daily timesaver for anyone working with Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server, and other mission-critical tools.
Windows PowerShell in Action, Second Edition 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 updated edition covers the latest changes in PowerShell 2.0, due in October 2009, with full chapters on remoting, modules, events and transactions, and the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment.
About the Author
Bruce Payette is a founding member of the Windows PowerShell team, the author of the Windows PowerShell language interpreter, and one of the key designers of the Windows PowerShell utility tools for Windows for the past 15 years at companies like MKS and language. Bruce has been working on UNIX shell and Softway, now part of Microsoft Services for Unix. Bruce holds a BSc from the University of Waterloo.