Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, 2nd Edition
Learn Windows PowerShell3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for administrators. 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. You’ll start with the basics ? what is PowerShell and what can you do with it. Then, you’ll move systematically through the techniques and features you’ll use to make your job easier and your day shorter.
PowerShell is both a language and an administrative shell with which you can control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands immediately, and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint.
This book is a tutorial designed for busy administrators. Just set aside one hour a day for a month and you’ll learn all the practical techniques you need to make your job easier and your day shorter. This totally revised second edition covers new PowerShell 3 features designed for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
Experience with Windows administration is helpful. No programming experience is assumed.
- Learn PowerShell from the beginning—no experience required!
- Covers PowerShell 3, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012
- Each lesson should take you one hour or less
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
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
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Manning Publications; 2nd Edition (November 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1617291080
- ISBN-13: 978-1617291081