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Windows PowerShell Cookbook: for Windows, Exchange 2007, and MOM V3 Paperback – November 2, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0596528492 ISBN-10: 0596528493 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (November 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596528493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596528492
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,210,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

The complete guide to Microsoft's new command shell and scripting language

About the Author

Lee Holmes is a developer on the Microsoft Windows PowerShell team, and has been an authoritative source of information about PowerShell since its earliest betas. His vast experience with Windows PowerShell lets him to integrate both the "how" and the "why" into discussions. Lee's integration with the PowerShell and administration community (via newsgroups, mailing lists, and blogs) gives him a great deal of insight into the problems faced by all levels of administrators, and PowerShell users alike.


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It explains the scripts very well and the examples are great.
Bob Jones
Even so, I did use this book to learn PowerShell so if you have the budget for only one book, I'd suggest buying this one.
Sara
Contrast this with Bruce Payette's Windows PowerShell in Action.
Dennis L. Hughes

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 8, 2008
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Windows PowerShell Cookbook: for Windows, Exchange 2007, and MOM V3

I bought this book for two reasons. 1) to get up to speed on powershell and various use cases. 2) to get up to speed on powershell with respect to Exchange specific tasks and MOM specific tasks.

With respect to #1, it is an adequate book and I would give it 4 stars. With respect to #2, it is a dismal failure and I would be generous by giving it two stars. There are roughly 5 pages on both Exchange and MOM. You are better off using the help files or online docs.

Summary statement: This is a good generic powershell book but is poor in its attempt to provide an adequate resource for the Exchange 2007 and MOM sections.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sara on December 21, 2007
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This PowerShell book is one of three that I own. As with most other O'reilly cookbooks, I recommend PowerShell Cookbook as not a beginner's guide (for that I recommend Wrox's Professional PowerShell) but as a reference for those who are somewhat familiar with the language and looking for solutions to everyday and not-so-everyday tasks. Even so, I did use this book to learn PowerShell so if you have the budget for only one book, I'd suggest buying this one. If you have the budget for two, also go for Wrox's Professional PowerShell. If you have the budget for three, add Bruce Payette's incredible "PowerShell in Action" to your collection to learn not only how but why.

Windows PowerShell Cookbook makes it apparent that the author, Lee Holmes, is an accomplished and articulate coder as his solutions are often quite elegant. Because of this, I would also recommend this book for those looking to sharpen their scripting style.

As with much 1.0 software, PowerShell is missing a few things -- most notably deep Active Directory integration. I look forward to PowerShell 2.0 and with it, the second edition of this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dennis L. Hughes on October 15, 2008
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I've never read this book. It is after all a "cookbook".

What I can say is that many times I've turned to this book when I needed some clue to solve a practical problem. Somehow I've always found what I needed. I just browse the table of contents for a likely section, go there, and find something that looks like what I'm trying to do.

Contrast this with Bruce Payette's Windows PowerShell in Action. That's a great book to read through and get an in-depth understanding of PowerShell. It is horrible for finding practical answers.

Note that I'm a software engineer and not an administrator. I have no idea how sections on Exchange and MOM are.

Recommended.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kirk Freiheit on November 21, 2007
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The PowerShell Cookbook is an easy read, and gives a great example-based overview of how you can best use the language to get stuff done. I would actually recommend it as a first book on PowerShell for people who like to learn by DOING. Just going through the first several chapters, you'll get a great feel for the language and how to best use it.

The descriptions are clear and entertaining enough to keep you engaged throughout. I would even recommend this book to a complete scripting newbie who is interested in getting their feet wet. PowerShell is a great first scripting language, and again...learning by doing is the best way to make things stick. If you want to learn all about the language, Bruce Payette's "PowerShell in Action" is also an excellent read.

While the earlier review's critique of cmdlet coverage ('read the SDK') is valid, this book (and Lee Holmes' "Precision Computing" blog) will give you many practical ideas and give you a real taste of the kind of cooking you can do with the new language and environment. Bon Appetite.
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By Winder on July 10, 2014
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excellent!!
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The book presents many real world examples in a cookbook type format in addition to the normal background and code structure and reference guide. Good introduction to what wants to be the next generation scripting language for Windows 7 and on.
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I'm a SQL Server Developer with the occasional DBA need. Powershell can do some amazing things for my responsibilities and this book did not disappoint. It explains the scripts very well and the examples are great. I keep in handy on my desk.
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