Author: Ed Wilson
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Your hands-on guide to Windows PowerShell scripting fundamentals Expand your expertise--and teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell scripting, including features available in Windows PowerShell 5. If you are an IT professional, power user, or consultant, you’ll get the guidance, exercises, and code you need to master core techniques for automating Windows setup, deployment, and management. Discover how to: Run cmdlets and command-line utilities Administer Windows-based servers and desktops with built-in cmdlets Use providers to access external information Write and run scripts from the Windows ISE Create functions that are easy to maintain Build standardized environments with profiles Automate Windows systems with WMI, CIM cmdlets, and remoting Automate Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Debug scripts and handle errors Run commands that survive interruptions Use Desired State Configuration (DSC) to manage software services and their environments Get powerful new modules from PowerShell Gallery About You This book is for: IT professionals and power users who want to get productive with Windows PowerShell, including new features in Windows PowerShell 5 Windows system administrators who want to be more efficient and productive Anyone pursuing Windows PowerShell certifications No experience with Windows PowerShell or other scripting technologies necessary
Author: Mike McGrath
Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
Release Date: 2019-09-11
Windows 10 in easy steps – Special Edition, 3rd edition builds on Windows 10 in easy steps and Windows 10 for Seniors in easy steps, taking the user to the next level. Written to help non-technical PC-users to make the most of their Windows 10 computer, all in the familiar In Easy Steps style. Windows 10 in easy steps – Special Edition, 3rd edition is a comprehensive, yet concise guide that will walk you through Windows 10 basics so that you can get up and running in no time. Then, in easy steps, it'll gently guide you through advanced features to help you venture further and get more from Windows 10. · Install/upgrade the right Windows 10 release · Master the new interface, desktop and the Start menu · Learn to use the great new features in the Redstone 4 update · Find, download and use key apps for work and for fun · Utilize internet and cloud facilities such as OneDrive · Enjoy Microsoft Edge, the new innovative web browser · Take control of devices and printers · Save time – use the Search feature and Cortana · Create and monitor a home network · Organize and share files safely · Keep Windows 10 working smoothly & efficiently · Explore Windows Registry, file encryption, Windows PowerShell, and more · This guide also includes a chapter on troubleshooting so it'll serve as a key reference point for the future Table of Contents: 1. Introducing Windows 10 2. Choosing your computer 3. Installing Windows 10 4. The Windows 10 interface 5. Windows 10 apps 6. Desktop and Taskbar 7. Built-in programs 8. Windows downloads 9. Microsoft Store 10. Search techniques 11. Manage files and folders 12. Email and messaging 13. Microsoft Edge 14. Digital images 15. Windows games 16. Music and sound 17. Devices and printers 18. Networking Windows 19. Protection and Ease of Access 20. Troubleshooting 21. Backup and recovery 22. Security and encryption 23. Windows PowerShell 24. Update and maintain 25. Windows performance 26. Windows Registry 27. Extending Windows
Grasp advanced PowerShell Core 6.0 functionalities to automate your environment Key Features Keep up with changes introduced in PowerShell Core 6.0 Easily maintain appropriate compatibility with older versions Automate complex tasks, manipulate data, and secure your environment with PowerShell Core 6.0 Book Description PowerShell scripts offer a handy way to automate various chores, however working effectively with these scripts can be a difficult task. This comprehensive guide starts with the fundamentals before moving on to advanced-level topics to help you become a PowerShell Core 6.0 expert. The first module, PowerShell Core 6.0 Fundamentals, begins with the new features of PowerShell Core 6.0, installing it on Linux, and working with parameters, objects and .NET classes from within PowerShell Core 6.0. As you make your way through the chapters, you'll see how to efficiently manage large amounts of data and interact with other services using PowerShell Core 6.0. You'll be able to make the most of PowerShell Core 6.0's powerful automation feature, where you will have different methods available to parse data and manipulate regular expressions and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). After having explored automation, you will enter the extending PowerShell Core 6.0 module, covering asynchronous processing and desired state configuration. In the last module, you will learn to extend PowerShell Core 6.0 using advanced scripts and filters, and also debug issues along with working on error handling techniques. By the end of this book, you will be an expert in scripting with PowerShell Core 6.0. What you will learn Optimize code through the use of functions, switches, and looping structures Work with objects and operators to test and manipulate data Parse and manipulate different data types Create scripts and functions using PowerShell Use jobs, events, and popular public modules which assist with implementing multithreading Write .NET classes with ease within the PowerShell Create and implement regular expressions in PowerShell scripts Make use of advanced techniques to define and restrict the behavior of parameters Who this book is for If you are a system administrator who wants to become an expert in controlling and automating your Windows environment, then Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting is for you. It is also ideal for those new to the PowerShell language.
Author: Jerry Lee Ford Jr.
Publisher: Cengage Learning Trade
Release Date: 2014-06-12
Learning doesn’t have to be boring. MICROSOFT WINDOWS POWERSHELL PROGRAMMING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, THIRD EDITION, keeps things fun and interesting by teaching you how to program through the development of computer games. In these pages, you’ll discover everything you need to know to begin developing your own scripts. You’ll develop a new game that reinforces a newly learned concept in each chapter. No prior experience or programming knowledge is required. Topics covered include the basic steps involved in interacting with the PowerShell command prompt and in creating and executing PowerShell scripts, object-based scripting and PowerShell’s relationship with the .NET Framework, the way to implement conditional logic and set up loops to automate repetitive tasks and process large collections of data, how to improve the overall organization of your PowerShell scripts using functions, and advanced topics such as tracking down and debugging errors and using PowerShell to interact with Windows Management Instrumentation. The third edition of this book is a PowerShell scripting primer for either PowerShell 3.0 or PowerShell 4.0. Regardless of which version of PowerShell you are working with, this unique book has you covered. After reading MICROSOFT WINDOWS POWERSHELL FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, THIRD EDITION, not only will you have access to a collection of working sample scripts, you will have laid a foundation that allows you to move on and begin to tackle real-world challenges.
Author: Jerry Lee Ford
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2014
Teaches you how to program through the development of computer games. In these pages, you'll discover everything you need to know to begin developing your own scripts. You'll develop a new game that reinforces a newly learned concept in each chapter. No prior experience or programming knowledge is required. Topics covered include the basic steps involved in interacting with the PowerShell command prompt and in creating and executing PowerShell scripts, object-based scripting and PowerShell's relationship with the .NET Framework, the way to implement conditional logic and set up loops to automate repetitive tasks and process large collections of data, how to improve the overall organization of your PowerShell scripts using functions, and advanced topics such as tracking down and debugging errors and using PowerShell to interact with Windows Management Instrumentation. The third edition of this book is a PowerShell scripting primer for either PowerShell 3.0 or PowerShell 4.0 --
Author: Michael Price
Publisher: In Easy Steps
Release Date: 2018-07-26
Windows 10 for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd edition is written with older citizens in mind. This best-selling guide uses larger type for easy reading and takes you through the essentials a step at a time. It will help you to: · Install or upgrade to Windows 10, and customize it to suit your needs · Master the key features of Windows 10 on your Windows device (including PCs, laptops and touch devices) · Find your way around with the Start button, the Start menu, and the new Taskbar · Use the Quick Access section - an area you can personalize with your favorite apps, programs, contacts and websites so you can quickly get to the functions and files you use most often · Search the web with the Microsoft Edge browser · Learn about apps, find and download them, then resize and move them and maximize, minimize or close from their titlebars · Understand how Cloud storage with OneDrive works, and use it for free storage and sharing files · Talk to Cortana, the voice-activated Personal Digital Assistant which can perform searches on your computer or the web, perform actions like opening apps or documents, or set reminders and more This guide is filled with tips and shortcuts to help you get the most out of Windows 10, whatever your level of experience and whichever type of PC system you are using. Covers the April 2018 Update.
Windows PowerShell transformed the way administrators and developers interact with Windows. PowerShell, an elegant dynamic language from Microsoft, lets its users 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#. Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition is a completely revised edition of the bestselling book on PowerShell. It keeps the same crystal-clear introduction to PowerShell as the last edition and adds extensive coverage of v3, v4, and v5 features such as PowerShell Workflows, Desired State Configuration, PowerShell classes and the PowerShell APIs, new error handling and debugging features. It includes full chapters on these topics and also covers new language elements and operators, PowerShell remoting, CIM, events, working with data such as XML and flat files, The Second 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 the reader's imagination. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is a complex messaging system. Windows PowerShell 5 can be used in conjunction with Exchange Server 2013 to automate and manage routine and complex tasks to save time and money and eliminate errors. Starting by going through key PowerShell concepts and the Exchange Management Shell, this book will get you automating tasks that used to take hours in no time. Diving deeper, you will then manage your mailbox database, client access, and your transport servers with simple but effective scripts. This book finishes with advanced recipes on Exchange Server problems, such as managing distribution groups and maintaining high availability and security.
Author: Donald W. Jones
Publisher: Manning Publications
Release Date: 2016-10-01
PowerShell provides a single, unified administrative command line from which to control and automate virtually every aspect of a Windows system. It accepts and executes commands immediately, and scripts can be written to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint. This updated book covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and later. This edition is appropriate for PowerShell version 3 and later. There is coverage for new PowerShell version 5 features like PowerShellGet, however PowerShell fundamentals are unchanged. Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. With just one hour a day for a month, readers will be automating Windows tasks faster than they ever thought possible. They start with the basics (What is PowerShell and what can be done with it). Then, it moves systematically through the techniques and features that facilitate efficient and effective results. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
Author: Thomas Lee
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2019-02-28
Automate Windows server tasks with the powerful features of the PowerShell Language Key Features Leverage PowerShell to automate complex Windows server tasks Master new features such as DevOps, and containers, and speed up their performance using PowerShell Improve PowerShell's usability, and control and manage Windows-based environments by working through exciting recipes Book Description Windows Server 2019 represents the latest version of Microsoft’s flagship server operating system. It also comes with PowerShell Version 5.1 and has a number of additional features that IT pros find useful. The book helps the reader learn how to use PowerShell and manage core roles, features, and services of Windows Server 2019. You will begin with creating a PowerShell Administrative Environment that has updated versions of PowerShell and the Windows Management Framework, updated versions of the .NET Framework, and third-party modules. Next, you will learn to use PowerShell to set up and configure Windows Server 2019 networking and also managing objects in the AD environment. You will also learn to set up a host to utilize containers and how to deploy containers. You will also be implementing different mechanisms for achieving desired state configuration along with getting well versed with Azure infrastructure and how to setup Virtual Machines, web sites, and shared files on Azure. Finally, you will be using some powerful tools you can use to diagnose and resolve issues with Windows Server 2019. By the end of the book, you will learn a lot of trips and tricks to automate your windows environment with PowerShell What you will learn Perform key admin tasks on Windows Server 2019 Employing best practices for writing PowerShell scripts and configuring Windows Server 2019 Use the .NET Framework to achieve administrative scripting Set up VMs, websites, and shared files on Azure Report system performance using built-in cmdlets and WMI to obtain single measurements Know the tools you can use to diagnose and resolve issues with Windows Server Who this book is for If you are a systems administrator, engineer, or an architect working with Windows Server 2016 interested in upgrading to Windows Server 2019 and automating tasks with PowerShell, then this book is for you. A basic knowledge of PowerShell is expected.
A guide to using Windows PowerShell to script Windows administrative tasks and control Windows from the command line includes more than four hundred task-oriented recipes and more than one hundred scripts.
Use PowerShell to Streamline and Automate Your Most Time-Consuming Windows Administration Tasks With Windows PowerShell, Microsoft brings innovative console-based system administration and scripting to Windows clients and servers. PowerShell combines the best features of traditional UNIX shells with the immense power of the .NET Framework, offering a consistent and easy-to-use replacement for both the Windows command line and the Windows Script Host. In Essential PowerShell, noted expert Holger Schwichtenberg gives Windows sysadmins all the knowledge and sample scripts they need to successfully administer production systems with PowerShell. Schwichtenberg begins by introducing the innovative PowerShell architecture, along with crucial PowerShell concepts such as pipelining and navigation. Next, he introduces the PowerShell Script Language, shows the secure execution of command sequences as scripts, and demonstrates how to use PowerShell to access essential operating system interfaces such as COM, WMI, ADSI, and ADO.NET. After you’ve mastered the fundamentals, Schwichtenberg presents an extensive collection of PowerShell solutions for virtually every area of day-to-day administration. For each topic, he presents dozens of self-contained examples, all downloadable from a companion Web site. He covers both Microsoft’s standard PowerShell commandlets and the free commandlets available as PowerShell Community Extensions. He also presents a full chapter of tips, tricks, and troubleshooting solutions. Coverage includes Understanding PowerShell’s components and features Setting up your PowerShell scripting environment Creating and using commandlets Using object-oriented pipelining for filtering, sorting, grouping, comparisons, calculations, and more Mastering PowerShell’s uniform navigation model and using it with all types of data Programming command sequences with the PowerShell Script Language Making the most of the PowerShell console and third-party tools Managing processes, event logs, and registry entries Controlling networking, printing, and software installation Manipulating Active Directory and other enterprise services with PowerShell Using PowerShell to enforce stronger system and network security Storing data in files, documents, and databases Preface xv Part I: Getting Started with PowerShell 1: First Steps with Windows PowerShell 3 2: Commandlets 25 3: Pipelining 43 4: Advanced Pipelining 59 5: The PowerShell Navigation Model 81 6: The PowerShell Script Language 89 7: PowerShell Scripts 115 8: Using Class Libraries 129 9: PowerShell Tools 151 10: Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting 171 Part II: Windows PowerShell in Action 11: File Systems 205 12: Documents 235 13: Registry and Software 253 14: Processes and Services 267 15: Computers and Hardware 281 16: Networking 295 17: Directory Services 313 18: User and Group Management in the Active Directory 335 19: Searching in the Active Directory 349 20: Additional Libraries for Active Directory Administration 361 21: Databases 373 22: Advanced Database Operations 389 23: Security Settings 401 24: Advanced Security Administration 413 PartIII: Appendices Appendix A: PowerShell Commandlet Reference 429 Appendix B: PowerShell 2.0 Preview 445 Appendix C: Bibliography 449 Index 453