Here is your best companion to the capabilities and power that PowerShell offers. Inside this book, you’ll discover the object-oriented features of the shell and how they help in extracting and manipulating data. You’ll then learn how to use those features to solve real-world problems: manipulating files, working with text, monitoring systems, and performing operations over the network. In addition, you’ll find freely available tools and extensions that help you get results with Windows PowerShell fast.
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Want to perform programming tasks better, faster, simpler, and make them repeatable? Take a deep dive into Windows PowerShell and discover what this distributed automation platform can do. Whether you’re a .NET developer or IT pro, this concise guide will show you how PowerShell’s scripting language can help you be more productive on everyday tasks. Quickly learn how to create PowerShell scripts and embed them into your existing applications, write "little languages" to solve specific problems, and take charge of your code. This book includes example scripts that you can easily pull apart, tweak, and then use in your own PowerShell and .NET solutions. Slice and dice text, XML, CSV, and JSON with ease Embed PowerShell to provide scripting capabilities for your C# apps Create GUI applications five to ten times faster with less code Leverage PowerShell’s capabilities to work with the Internet Interact with DLLs and create objects, automatically display properties, and call methods in live interactive sessions Build domain-specific languages (DSLs) and vocabularies to express solutions more clearly Work with Microsoft Office via the Component Object Model (COM) Discover PowerShell v3 features included with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Take advantage of everything Microsoft’s new PowerShell 7 has to offer PowerShell 7 for IT Pros is your guide to using PowerShell 7, the open source, cross-platform version of Windows PowerShell. Windows IT professionals can begin setting up automation in PowerShell 7, which features many improvements over the early version of PowerShell Core and Windows PowerShell. PowerShell 7 users can enjoy the high level of compatibility with the Windows PowerShell modules they rely on today. This book shows IT professionals—especially Windows administrators and developers—how to use PowerShell7 to engage in their most important tasks, such as managing networking, using AD/DNS/DHCP, leveraging Azure, and more. To make it easy to learn everything PowerShell 7 has to offer, this book includes robust examples, each containing sample code so readers can follow along. Scripts are based on PowerShell 7 running on Windows 10 19H1 or later and Windows Server 2019. • Learn to navigate the PowerShell 7 administrative environment • Use PowerShell 7 to automate networking, Active Directory, Windows storage, shared data, and more • Run Windows Update, IIS, Hyper-V, and WMI and CIM cmdlets within PowerShell 7 • Understand how to handle reporting in the new PowerShell 7 environment PowerShell 7 for IT Pros provides exclusive coverage of using PowerShell with both cloud-based systems and virtualized environments (Hyper V and Azure). Written by PowerShell veteran Thomas Lee, this is the only book you’ll need to get started with PowerShell 7.
Scripting gurus Jones and Hicks teach readers PowerShell from the ground up. They cover its underlying technologies, flexible scripting language, and enough of the .NET Framework to be effective in PowerShell scripting. (Computer Books)
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.
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Efficiently administer and maintain your development environment with Windows PowerShell About This Book Explore scripting and automation techniques with Windows PowerShell Gain concrete knowledge of Windows PowerShell scripting to perform professional level scripting Discover the benefits of the Configuration Management Platform with this step-by-step guide that includes real-world scripting examples Who This Book Is For If you are an IT professional or developer who has worked on the .Net platform and you want to learn automation using Windows PowerShell, then this book is for you. This self-start guide takes you from the basics and gradually moves to an intermediate level to show you how to perform professional scripting. What You Will Learn Understand the concepts of building PowerShell scripts and the basics of programming Manage the LYNC, Exchange, and SharePoint platforms Create a Pull server using a SMB file share and HTTP and HTTPS Use .NET classes in Windows PowerShell and C# to manage Exchange Online Use PowerShell in C# to manage Exchange Online and work with .NET classes in PowerShell Automate LYNC clients, consuming Client Server Object Models to administrate SharePoint Online In Detail Windows PowerShell 5.0 for .NET Developers is your self-start guide to performing automation using Windows PowerShell. This book will help you to understand the PowerShell syntax and grammar and will also teach you techniques to remove the rough edges of manual deployments. Packed with PowerShell scripts and sample C# codes to automate tasks, it also includes real-world scenarios such as administrating office servers to help you save time and perform deployments swiftly and efficiently. The book begins with the Windows PowerShell basics, explores the significant features of Windows Management Framework 5.0, covers the basic concepts of Desired State Configuration and the importance of idempotent deployments. By the end of the book, you will have a good understanding of Windows PowerShell's features and will be able to automate your tasks and manage configuration effectively. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide with text-enabled screenshots. Each topic is explained with codes and examples. It also includes multiple approaches for a number of tasks to let you choose the best one for you depending on your scenario.
From the premiere author in Windows administration and Microsoft technologies, a hands-on, personalized guide to Windows PowerShell 3.0 and Windows PowerSehll 4.0. Chances are that if you work with Windows computers you’ve heard of Windows PowerShell. You may even have read other books about PowerShell and put PowerShell to work. However, you probably still have many questions about PowerShell, or you may simply be curious about what PowerShell 3.0 and PowerShell 4.0 have to offer that their predecessors didn’t. Windows PowerShell 3.0 and Windows PowerShell 4.0 are enhanced and extended editions of the original implementations of PowerShell. The changes are dramatic, and they improve both the performance capabilities of PowerShell and its versatility. You can do things with PowerShell 3.0 and PowerShell 4.0 that you simply could not do with earlier versions, and you can perform standard tasks in much more efficient ways than before. This book is designed for anyone who wants to learn Windows PowerShell. Inside, you'll find comprehensive overviews, step-by-step procedures, frequently used tasks, documented examples, and much more. One of the goals is to keep the content so concise that the book remains compact and easy to navigate while at the same time ensuring that the book is packed with as much information as possible--making it a valuable resource.
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
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
Your one-stop reference for Windows Server 2019 and PowerShell know-how Windows Server 2019 & PowerShell All-in-One For Dummies offers a single reference to help you build and expand your knowledge of all things Windows Server, including the all-important PowerShell framework. Written by an information security pro and professor who trains aspiring system administrators, this book covers the broad range of topics a system administrator needs to know to run Windows Server 2019, including how to install, configure, and secure a system. This book includes coverage of: Installing & Setting Up Windows Server Configuring Windows Server 2019 Administering Windows Server 2019 Configuring Networking Managing Security Working with Windows PowerShell Installing and Administering Hyper-V Installing, Configuring, and Using Containers If you’re a budding or experienced system administrator looking to build or expand your knowledge of Windows Server, this book has you covered.
This book is written for Windows professionals who are familiar with PowerShell and want to learn to build, operate, and administer their Windows workloads in the Microsoft cloud. Pro PowerShell for Microsoft Azure is packed with practical examples and scripts, with easy-to-follow explanations for a wide range of day-to-day needs and essential administration tasks. Author Sherif Talaat begins by explaining the fundamental concepts behind the Microsoft Azure platform and how to get started configuring it through PowerShell. Readers will find out how to deploy, configure and manage the various components of the Azure platform, from storage and virtual networks to Azure Web Sites, HDInsight clusters and the Azure SQL Database. Workload automation, scheduling and resource management are covered in depth to help build efficiency in everyday tasks, and administrators will gain full control over Azure identity and access rights using Azure Active Directory and Rights Management Services. Put your PowerShell skills to good use and ensure that your applications and data are available anywhere at any time, with Pro PowerShell for Microsoft Azure. What You'll Learn Create and manage virtual networks and VPNs using PowerShell. Configure and maintain Azure Storage accounts, blobs, and containers. Provision and manage a redundant Windows or Linux server. Deploy and configure your sites in the cloud using Microsoft Azure Web Sites. Provision Apache Hadoop clusters in the cloud using Azure HDInsight. Deploy, configure and manage a Microsoft Azure SQL Database. Protect and secure identities and resources with Azure Active Directory and Azure Rights Management Services. Who This Book Is For This is book is for the intermediate to advanced Windows professional who is ready to make the leap to the cloud.
About the Book 40 Most Useful PowerShell and Command Prompt Commands for Windows Administrators lists and explains the 40 most useful PowerShell commands and Command Prompt commands. Each command comes with examples. The book is divided into 2 chapters. Chapter 1 covers the 20 most useful PowerShell commands. Chapter 2 covers the 20 most useful Command Prompt commands. “40 Most Useful PowerShell and Command Prompt Commands for Windows Administrators” is for administrators that want to learn the skills to automate Windows tasks with PowerShell or Command Prompt commands. What's Inside... Here are the command categories covered in this eBook: 1.1 PowerShell Commands to Find and Get Help with Cmdlets 1.2 PowerShell Commands to Manage Files and Folders 1.3 PowerShell Commands for Reporting 1.4 PowerShell Commands to Manage Processes 1.5 PowerShell Commands to Manage Event logs 1.6 PowerShell Commands to Get Computer Information 1.7 PowerShell Commands to Connect to Remote PowerShell Sessions 2.1 General Command Prompt Commands 2.2 Command Prompt Commands to Manage Disks & Partitions 2.3 Command Prompt Commands to Copy Files and Folders 2.4 Command Prompt Commands for System Administration and Reporting 2.5 Command Prompt Commands for Managing Files and Folders
PowerShell gives Windows administrators immense power to automate and customize virtually any administrative task—saving time, increasing productivity, and giving you unprecedented flexibility. PowerShell 2.0 adds important new features that offer even greater control over Windows environments. Windows PowerShell Unleashed will not only give you deep mastery over PowerShell but also a greater understanding of the features being introduced in PowerShell 2.0—and show you how to use it to solve your challenges in your production environment. The authors begin by systematically illuminating PowerShell’s core concepts and techniques, helping you leverage whatever Windows scripting experience you may already have. Next, using complete, easy-to-adapt examples, they show how to use PowerShell to manage file systems, permissions, the Registry, WMI objects, Active Directory, Exchange Server, and many other elements of the Windows environment. More than half of this edition’s material and examples have been completely rewritten for PowerShell 2.0, and the authors have added seven entirely new chapters—covering security, PowerShell application development, Systems Center Operations Manager 2007, and much more. Whatever Windows systems you manage, Windows PowerShell Unleashed contains the scripts and techniques you need to manage them far more effectively. Install, configure, and customize PowerShell 2.0 and master its command line interface Discover proven best practices for PowerShell scripting Make the most of PowerShell cmdlets—especially the new cmdlets included in PowerShell 2.0 Leverage PowerShell’s deep .NET Framework integration Secure your scripts using code signing, execution policies, and PowerShell’s built-in security Use custom script functions to manage permissions more efficiently Control the registry locally and remotely and use PowerShell’s powerful new registry transactions Use PowerShell as a management interface Automate Exchange Server 2007 administrative tasks Automate the management of Microsoft’s new System Center Operations Manager 2007 Preview the forthcoming Graphical PowerShell scripting environment Understand how to manage Active Directory using PowerShell Master using PowerShell with WMI Learn PowerShell 2.0 remoting
Learn PowerShell from the inside out, right from basic scripting all the way to becoming a master at automating, managing, and maintaining your Windows environment About This Book Use proven best practices to optimize code and automate redundant tasks Get to grips with PowerShell's advanced functions and effectively administer your system Create a variety of PowerShell scripts to automate your environment Who This Book Is For If you are a system administrator who wants to become an expert in automating and managing your Windows environment, then this course is for you. Some basic understanding of PowerShell would be helpful. What You Will Learn Discover PowerShell commands and cmdlets and understand PowerShell formatting Solve common problems using basic file input/output functions Use .NET classes in Windows PowerShell and C# and manage Exchange Online Use PowerShell in C# to manage Exchange Online and work with .NET classes in PowerShell Automate LYNC clients, consuming client-side object models to administrate SharePoint Online Optimize code through the use of functions, switches, and looping structures Manage files, folders, and registries through the use of PowerShell Discover best practices to manage Microsoft systems In Detail Are you tired of managing Windows administrative tasks manually and are looking to automate the entire process? If yes, then this is the right course for you. This learning path starts your PowerShell journey and will help you automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows. It will get you up and running with PowerShell, taking you from the basics of installation to writing scripts and performing web server automation. You will explore the PowerShell environment and discover how to use cmdlets, functions, and scripts to automate Windows systems. The next installment of the course focuses on gaining concrete knowledge of Windows PowerShell scripting to perform professional-level scripting. The techniques here are packed with PowerShell scripts and sample C# code to automate tasks. You will use .NET classes in PowerShell and C# to manage Exchange Online. In the final section, you will delve into real-world examples to learn how to simplify the management of your Windows environment. You will get to grips with PowerShell's advanced functions and how to most effectively administer your system. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Getting Started with PowerShell by Michael Shepard Windows PowerShell for .Net Developers Second Edition by Chendrayan Venkatesan and Sherif Talaat Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting by Brenton J.W. Blawat Style and approach This is a step-by-step course to help you effectively administer and maintain your development environment with PowerShell.