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!
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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.
Packaging and deploying scripts
Introduction to Desired State Configuration
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
PART 1 POWERSHELL FUNDAMENTALS
Using the PowerShell help system
The basics of PowerShell syntax
Working with PSSnapins and modules
Working with objects
The PowerShell pipeline
PART 2 POWERSHELL MANAGEMENT
Background jobs and scheduling
Working with credentials
Working with HTML and XML data
PSDrives and PSProviders
Variables, arrays, hash tables, and script blocks
Advanced PowerShell syntax
PART 3 POWERSHELL SCRIPTING AND AUTOMATION
PowerShell's scripting language
Basic scripts and functions
Creating objects for output
Advanced syntax for scripts and functions
Script modules and manifest modules
Custom formatting views
Custom type extensions
Data language and internationalization
Error handling techniques
Debugging tools and techniques
Functions that work like cmdlets
Tips and tricks for creating reports
PART 4 ADVANCED POWERSHELL
Working with the Component Object Model (COM)
Working with .NET Framework objects
Building a GUI
WMI and CIM
Working with the web
Desired State Configuration
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