From the Back Cover
Automate routine tasks with PowerShell cmdlets
Using the new PowerShell 2.0 module in Active Directory for Windows Server 2008 R2, you can manage Active Directory tasks through automation and avoid performing the same or similar tasks over and over. Learn how to automate essential areas of Active Directory, from deployment to security, with this practical guide. Designed for busy IT professionals, this book is packed with sample scripts and step-by-step instruction.
Whether you're new to PowerShell or already familiar with it, you'll learn how to save time, avoid repetition, and make your job easier. Coverage includes:
Understanding how Active Directory and PowerShell work together
Learning PowerShell basicsthe shell, scripting, cmdlets, and more
Managing domains, forests, sites, and replication
Configuring Active Directory dependencies
Working with Group Policy and other services
Managing objects and organizational units
Setting up and automating Active Directory security
Backing up, recovery, and performance optimization
About the Author
Ken St. Cyr is a solution architect at Microsoft in the Public Sector Services CTO organization. He is a 14-year industry veteran, consulting on the design and delivery of numerous complex messaging, directory, and identity management solutions. A Microsoft Certified Master in Directory Services and Advanced Infrastructure, Ken has also written for TechNet Magazine and Windows IT Pro magazine. Laura E. Hunter is a principal technology architect with Microsoft, specializing in identity and access management technologies. She is also the?principal of LHA Consulting, Inc., with 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Laura is a six-time recipient of the?Microsoft MVP award in Windows Server System: Directory Services and a Microsoft Certified Master in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory.