Automate just about anything with PowerShell's cmdlets
PowerShell is designed to help Windows administrators automate or manipulate almost any task, from simple to complex. If you'd like to take advantage of all of this timesaving technology but don't know where to start, this practical guide is for you. Packed with step-by-step instructions and real-world examples, this book demystifies PowerShell once and for all. Get up to speed on PowerShell 2.0 features and functions that will save time and effort on tasks you do every day. Coverage includes:
Installing and configuring PowerShell 2.0 and learning the syntax and grammar
Writing scripts with PowerShell
Understanding PowerShell's built-in aliases and functions
Using PowerShell's new remoting capabilities
Managing Active Directory®, desktops, and IIS web servers
Using PowerShell with virtualization and deployment services
Developing at the command prompt and building your own GUI
Creating custom cmdlets to make you even more productive
Matthew Hester is an IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft and has more than a decade of experience with Microsoft core infrastructure products such as Windows, Active Directory, Exchange, and others. He is a regular presenter at Microsoft TechEd and contributing writer for TechNet Magazine. Matthew blogs at blogs.technet.com/b/matthewms. Sarah Dutkiewicz is a seasoned technology professional, working with a variety of technologies for over 8 years. Her true passion comes from developing and writing code, and she is a Microsoft MVP in Visual C#. Sarah blogs at www.codinggeekette.com.
I have looked at PowerShell 4-5 years ago. Dropped it because it was not mature.
It certainly is mature now. Very usable, and v3.0 is out; so no reason to wait. Read more
I was struggling with Powershell! I just did not understand all the little nuances. This books does a great job at explaining all the functionality available with Powershell. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Sue S
Excellent book, very easy to understand and follow. It starts with the very basics and takes you through everything one step at a time.Published 21 months ago by Kevin Rush