PowerShell in Depth

PowerShell in Depth

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Summary

PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition is the go-to reference for administrators working with Windows PowerShell. Every major technique, technology, and tactic is carefully explained and demonstrated, providing a hands-on guide to almost everything an admin would do in the shell. Written by three experienced authors and PowerShell MVPs, this is the PowerShell book you'll keep next to your monitor—not on your bookshelf!

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Book

A Windows admin using PowerShell every day may not have the time to search the net every time he or she hits a snag. Wouldn't it be great to have a team of seasoned PowerShell experts ready to answer even the toughest questions? That's what you get with this book.

PowerShell in Depth, Second Edition is the go-to reference for administrators working with Windows PowerShell. Every major technique, technology, and tactic is carefully explained and demonstrated, providing a hands-on guide to almost everything an admin would do in the shell. Written by PowerShell MVPs Don Jones, Jeffrey Hicks, and Richard Siddaway, each valuable technique was developed and thoroughly tested, so you'll be able to consistently write production-quality, maintainable scripts while saving hours of time and effort.

This book assumes you know the basics of PowerShell.

What's Inside
  • Automating tasks
  • Packaging and deploying scripts
  • Introduction to Desired State Configuration
  • PowerShell security
  • Covers PowerShell version 3 and later

About the Authors

Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks, and Richard Siddaway are Microsoft MVPs, trainers, and administrators. Collectively, they've authored nearly three dozen books on PowerShell and Windows administration.

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. PowerShell hosts
  3. Using the PowerShell help system
  4. The basics of PowerShell syntax
  5. Working with PSSnapins and modules
  6. Operators
  7. Working with objects
  8. The PowerShell pipeline
  9. Formatting
  10. PowerShell Remoting
  11. Background jobs and scheduling
  12. Working with credentials
  13. Regular expressions
  14. Working with HTML and XML data
  15. PSDrives and PSProviders
  16. Variables, arrays, hash tables, and script blocks
  17. PowerShell security
  18. Advanced PowerShell syntax
  19. PowerShell's scripting language
  20. Basic scripts and functions
  21. Creating objects for output
  22. Scope
  23. PowerShell workflows
  24. Advanced syntax for scripts and functions
  25. Script modules and manifest modules
  26. Custom formatting views
  27. Custom type extensions
  28. Data language and internationalization
  29. Writing help
  30. Error handling techniques
  31. Debugging tools and techniques
  32. Functions that work like cmdlets
  33. Tips and tricks for creating reports
  34. Working with the Component Object Model (COM)
  35. Working with .NET Framework objects
  36. Accessing databases
  37. Proxy functions
  38. Building a GUI
  39. WMI and CIM
  40. Working with the web
  41. Desired State Configuration

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617292187
Publisher: Manning Publications Company
Publication date: 11/14/2014
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 744
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Don Jones is a Microsoft MVP, speaker, and trainer. He developed the Microsoft PowerShell courseware and has taught SQL Server, PowerShell, and other practical technologies to more than 20,000 IT pros. Don writes for TechNet Magazine and blogs for WindowsITPro.com. He is the creator of the Month of Lunches series that covers PowerShell, IIS, Active Directory, SCCM, SQL Server, and more.

Jeffery Hicks is a PowerShell MVP with 20 years of IT experience. Jeff works as an independent consultant, trainer, and author and he has taught PowerShell to IT Professionals all over the world. He writes the popular Prof.PowerShell column for MCPMag.com and is a weekly contributor to the Petri IT Knowledgebase. Jeff blogs frequently on PowerShell related topics at http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog.

Richard Siddaway, a PowerShell MVP, has been working with Microsoft technologies for over 22years having spent time in most IT roles, including analyst-programmer, server administration, support, DBA, and architect. His interest in automation techniques, including automating job creation and submission on mainframes, started many years ago and he has been using PowerShell since the early beta versions.

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