Author: Ed Wilson
Release Date: 2015-10-27
This is today's definitive hands-on guide to automating Windows setup, deployment, and management with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft senior consultant Ed Wilson ("The Scripting Guy") fully illuminates every key PowerShell technique -- especially the major improvements and new cmdlets introduced with PowerShell 5.0. Wilson's positive and humorous approach has made him one of the world's most popular PowerShell instructors. His practical examples and insights will help you maximize productivity and quality in all your IT operations, and integrate automated workflows throughout any traditional or cloud environment. Windows PowerShell Step by Step, Third Edition offers more labs and structured learning exercises than any other PowerShell 5.0 tutorial. Wilson guides you step-by-step through building every script he demonstrates. He reinforces key concepts with step-by-step exercises, including "One Step Further" exercises that deepen your understanding, so you can solve your unique problems. All examples and starter files are downloadable at the TechNet Script Center Script Repository. Coverage includes: Basic PowerShell concepts and cmdlets Key providers: Alias, Certificate, Environment, File System, Function, Registry, Variable, and WSMAN Remoting, jobs, scripts, functions, and modules Windows PowerShell ISE and snippets Creating, organizing, and running PowerShell profiles WMI: objects, namespaces, providers, classes, and queries Remoting WMI and calling WMI methods via CIM Automating Active Directory and AD Domain Services Debugging scripts and handling errors Defining complex workflows Using Desired State Configuration (DSC) to quickly enforce or restore configuration settings Finding and using the PowerShell Gallery's powerful new resources Each chapter concludes with a convenient quick reference, and Wilson presents detailed appendices on coding conventions and regular expressions. If you're upgrading from any earlier version of PowerShell, a new "Start Here" section identifies the most valuable PowerShell features you haven't already learned, so you can focus your efforts where they'll make you most productive.
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.
Author: Ed Wilson
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Release Date: 2013-02-15
Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to automating Windows administration with Windows PowerShell 3.0 Teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0 command line interface and scripting language—one step at a time. Written by a leading scripting expert, this practical tutorial delivers learn-by-doing exercises, timesaving tips, and hands-on sample scripts for performing administrative tasks on both local and remote Windows systems. Discover how to: Use built-in cmdlets to execute commands Write scripts to handle recurring tasks Use providers to access information beyond the shell environment Configure network components with Windows Management Instrumentation Manage users, groups, and computers with Active Directory services Execute scripts to administer and troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
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: 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.
Author: Jerry Lee Ford
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release Date: 2014-01-01
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: 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: Timothy L. Warner
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Release Date: 2015-05-02
In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours helps you streamline all facets of Windows administration, supercharging your effectiveness as an IT professional or power user. This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach shows you how to build and run scripts, extend Windows PowerShell reach, manage computers remotely, and automate a wide variety of tasks on any modern Windows server or client. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common PowerShell scripting tasks. Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn. Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills. Notes, tips, and cautions point out shortcuts, pitfalls, and solutions. Learn how to... Install, configure, and explore Windows PowerShell (including updates for PowerShell 5) Leverage .NET’s remarkable power and scope with easy-to-use cmdlets Build new scripts with the console, ISE visual tools, and other popular hosts Apply best practices for writing more reliable, flexible, team-friendly scripts Work effectively with the pipeline, objects, and data Extend Windows PowerShell reach via providers, drives, and output Run external tools like ping, ipconfig, and tracert from within PowerShell Remotely manage computers with basic and advanced remoting (WinRM), WMI, and Regex Configure Windows devices across the web with PSWA Sort, filter, measure, format, export, and convert script output Run Windows PowerShell flexibly, using background and scheduled jobs Customize your environment with profile scripts, alternate credentials, thirdparty tools, and packages Strengthen your control over Windows systems and services with Desired State Configuration Administer key tasks on SQL Server, SharePoint, and other Windows servers Master PowerShell skills needed to earn many Microsoft certifications
Author: Steve Seguis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-07-08
Prepare for the future of Microsoft automation with this no-nonsense guide Windows PowerShell 2 is the scripting language that enables automation within the Windows operating system. Packed with powerful new features, this latest version is complex, and Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies is the perfect guide to help system administrators get up to speed. Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the program managers and developers, this book covers every new feature of Windows PowerShell 2 in a friendly, easy-to-follow format. Windows PowerShell 2 is the updated scripting language that enables system administrators to automate Windows operating systems System administrators with limited scripting experience will find this book helps them learn the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 2 quickly and easily Translates the jargon and complex syntax of Windows PowerShell 2 Covers script debugging improvements, the ability to invoke commands remotely, and the new user interface Uses real-world applications to clarify the theory, fundamentals, and techniques of the scripting language Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the developers of Windows PowerShell 2 Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies makes this tool easily accessible to administrators of every experience level.
This book is intended for system administrators and IT professionals with experience in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environments who are looking to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.
Author: Mark Minasi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-12-03
Check out the new Hyper-V, find new and easier ways to remotelyconnect back into the office, or learn all about StorageSpaces—these are just a few of the features in Windows Server2012 R2 that are explained in this updated edition from Windowsauthority Mark Minasi and a team of Windows Server experts led byKevin Greene. This book gets you up to speed on all of the newfeatures and functions of Windows Server, and includes real-worldscenarios to put them in perspective. If you're a systemadministrator upgrading to, migrating to, or managing WindowsServer 2012 R2, find what you need to do the job in this completeresource. Learn all about: Installing or upgrading to and managing Windows Server 2012R2 Understanding Microsoft NIC teams 2012 and PowerShell Setting up via GUI or updated Server Core 2012 Migrating, merging, and modifying your Active Directory Managing address spaces with IPAM Understanding new shared storage, storage spaces, and bettertools Controlling access to file shares—a new and improvedapproach Using and administering Remote Desktop, Virtual Desktop, andHyper-V®
This book provides you with an introduction to the Microsoft automation solutions: Azure Automation and Service Management Automation. Throughout the chapters, the text explores these tools and how they can be used to meet the automation needs of your Microsoft Azure cloud solutions or your enterprise datacenter environments. We provide considerations on the features of each solution, and how they can be architected to fit your needs. Next, the text explores the interfaces you will use to interact with the solutions, including the web-based portals, Windows PowerShell command-line interaction, and programmatic access via the web services. The text then covers how you implement and manage automation using runbooks, assets, and Integration Modules, along with how you can use a source control system to manage runbook content. Finally, some examples of automation scenarios are discussed, providing you with samples that can be used to speed development in your own solution.
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
Author: Brian Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Tips and techniques for becoming a successful SharePoint architect If you′re eager to design and architect a successful deployment of SharePoint 2010, then this is the book for you. Packed with real–world experiences and solid processes, this guidebook provides you with everything you need to perform for designing and architecting enterprise portal services. Helpful examples examine the common design issues affecting SharePoint 2010 environments that can cause deployments to fail so you can learn what to avoid. Plus, key development and deployment issues are covered from an architecture perspective and backup and disaster recovery planning are described at length. Details the skills and attributes necessary in order to design and architect successful SharePoint 2010 deployments Provides real–world scenarios and helpful examples of various types of enterprise portal services Discusses corporate Intranet service, enterprise content management, team collaboration services, enterprise search service, and more Addresses marketing your SharePoint 2010 solution to users to ensure they are aware of the services you provide With SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Architect s Guidebook, you′ll quickly discover the requirements for designing a successful SharePoint 2010 deployment.