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PowerShell Deep Dives

Here’s your chance to learn from the best in the business. PowerShell Deep Dives is a trove of essential techniques, practical guidance, and the expert insights you earn only through years of experience. Editors Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisin Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikolic hand-picked the 28 chapters in the book’s four parts: Administration, Scripting, Development, and Platforms.

PowerShell has permanently changed Windows administration. This powerful scripting and automation tool allows you to control virtually every aspect of Windows and most Microsoft servers like IIS and SQL Server. Here’s your chance to learn from the best in the business.

PowerShell Deep Dives is a trove of essential techniques and practical guidance. It is rich with insights from experts who won them through years of experience. The book’s 28 chapters, grouped in four parts (Administration, Scripting, Development, and Platforms), were hand-picked by four section editors: Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisin Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikolic.

Whether you’re just getting started with PowerShell or you already use it daily, you’ll find yourself returning to this book over and over.

What’s Inside

  • Managing systems through a keyhole
  • The Ten Commandments of PowerShell scripting
  • Scalable scripting for large datasets
  • Adding automatic remoting
  • Provisioning web servers and websites automatically to IIS 8
  • And 23 more fantastic chapters

Table of Contents
Part 1: PowerShell administration
Chapter 1. Diagnosing and troubleshooting PowerShell remoting
Chapter 2. CIM sessions
Chapter 3. Collecting and analyzing performance counter data
Chapter 4. TCP port communications with PowerShell
Chapter 5. Managing systems through a keyhole
Chapter 6. Using PowerShell to audit user logon events
Chapter 7. Managing and administering a certification authority database with PowerShell
Chapter 8. Using PowerShell to reduce Active Directory token bloat

Part 2: PowerShell scripting
Chapter 9. The 10 PowerShell scripting commandments
Chapter 10. Avoiding the pipeline
Chapter 11. A template for handling and reporting errors
Chapter 12. Tips and tricks for creating complex or advanced HTML reports with PowerShell
Chapter 13. Using and “abusing” dynamic parameters
Chapter 14. PowerShell type formatting
Chapter 15. Scalable scripting for large data sets: pipeline and database techniques
Chapter 16. Building your own WMI-based cmdlets
Chapter 17. Turning command-line tools into PowerShell tools

Part 3: PowerShell for developers
Chapter 18. Using Source Control Software with PowerShell
Chapter 19. Inline .NET code
Chapter 20. PowerShell and XML: better together
Chapter 21. Adding automatic remoting to advanced functions and cmdlets
Chapter 22. Taming software builds (and other complicated processes) with psake

Part 4: PowerShell platforms
Chapter 23. PowerShell and the SQL Server provider
Chapter 24. Creating flexible subscriptions in SSRS
Chapter 25. Inventory database table statistics using PowerShell and SQL Server Management Objects
Chapter 26. WSUS and PowerShell
Chapter 27. Provisioning IIS web servers and sites with PowerShell
Chapter 28. Active Directory Group Management application

Book Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications (July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617291315
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617291319
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