Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet.
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About the Technology
PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands interactively and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint, as well as online services like Azure and Office 365.
About the Book
Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. Just set aside one hour a day - lunchtime would be perfect - for a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet.
- Learn PowerShell from the beginning, no experience required!
- Covers PowerShell v3 and up, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 and later
- Each lesson takes you an hour or less
About the Reader
Experience with Windows administration is helpful. No programming or scripting experience needed.
About the Author
Veteran PowerShell MVPs Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks bring years as successful trainers to this concise, easy-to-follow book.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Before You Begin
Chapter 2. Meet Powershell
Chapter 3. Using The Help System
Chapter 4. Running Commands
Chapter 5. Working With Providers
Chapter 6. The Pipeline: Connecting Commands
Chapter 7. Adding Commands
Chapter 8. Objects: Data By Another Name
Chapter 9. The Pipeline, Deeper
Chapter 10. Formatting - And Why It'S Done On The Right
Chapter 11. Filtering And Comparisons
Chapter 12. A Practical Interlude
Chapter 13. Remote Control: One-To-One, And One-To-Many
Chapter 14. Using Windows Management Instrumentation And Cim
Chapter 15. Multitasking With Background Jobs
Chapter 16. Working With Many Objects, One At A Time
Chapter 17. Security Alert!
Chapter 18. Variables: A Place To Store Your Stuff
Chapter 19. Input And Output
Chapter 20. Sessions: Remote Control With Less Work
Chapter 21. You Call This Scripting?
Chapter 22. Improving Your Parameterized Script
Chapter 23. Advanced Remoting Configuration
Chapter 24. Using Regular Expressions To Parse Text Files
Chapter 25. Additional Random Tips, Tricks, And Techniques
Chapter 26. Using Someone Else'S Script
Chapter 27. Never The End
Chapter 28. Powershell Cheat Sheet