- Paperback: 1036 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; Third edition (January 20, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449320686
- ISBN-13: 978-1449320683
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 65 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Windows PowerShell Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft's Command Shell Third Edition
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Q&A with Lee Holmes, author of "The Windows PowerShell Cookbook"
Q. What makes your book important right now?
A. PowerShell and Windows, in general, are rapidly evolving technologies. As time passes, they evolve to solve significantly new challenges, and simplify challenges that were difficult in previous versions. With the release of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, Windows PowerShell has added many significant features to address the realities of modern, multi-machine environments. PowerShell has also made many changes to simplify and improve its fundamentals (scripting and built-in commands.) The sooner you can learn about those improvements, the better your life will be.
Q. What information do you hope that readers of your books will walk away with?
A. PowerShell is an amazing platform, an amazing glue language, and an amazingly powerful way to just get things done. For those just stepping into scripting or management, it may seem daunting at first. By breaking the "PowerShell Cookbook" into a series of simple, isolated recipes, I hope that they see evidence that you don't need to be an expert in PowerShell to start using it or improving your day-to-day tasks.
Q. What's the most exciting/important thing happening in your space?
A. Windows Administrators have long lived on a diet of point-and-click. The move to systems automation (as opposed to simply systems management) is becoming a driving force in the industry, and an accelerating factor in the careers of all who adopt it. This is especially true now that administrators are being asked to manage orders of magnitude more servers-- from large enterprise deployments, to the massive expansion of virtualization, to the DevOps role and operations management in the cloud. PowerShell is perfectly suited for this environment, and has been crafted from the start to make you efficient in it.
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Perfect for someone who is dabbling into powershell and has some base knowledge but wants to learn way more.
Only downside is it doesn't cover anything in PS4 or the upcoming PS5 since it was put together for PS3
Just like a real cookbook that contains recipes for food, Lee's book contains more than 430 recipes for PowerShell.
If you want to cook togheter a new user in Active-Directory, check out recipe 26.7 or if you want to Import alot of users, turn to recipe 26.8. As a matter of fact,
there are 24 different recipes available just for Active-Directory. If your interested in the Windows Registry, check out recipe 21.1 to 21.16,
and if you want to learn the fundamentals of PowerShell you have an entire Chapter full with recipes that you can use.
The 2nd edition adds Chapters and recipes around the new features PowerShell 2.0 such as: Remoting, Event Handling and much more.
Each recipe includes a short description of a 'problem' followed by the PowerShell code that solves the problem.
Lee has also included a 'Discussion' part in each recipe that provides an in-depth explanation of the recipe.
I would recommend this book to complete beginners, IT-Pros, Developers. In fact, I would recommend this book
to anyone who uses Windows PowerShell. It's that good.