In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours helps you streamline all facets of Windows administration, supercharging your effectiveness as an IT professional or power user. This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach shows you how to build and run scripts, extend Windows PowerShell reach, manage computers remotely, and automate a wide variety of tasks on any modern Windows server or client. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common PowerShell scripting tasks.
Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.
Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills.
Notes, tips, and cautions point out shortcuts, pitfalls, and solutions.
Learn how to...
Install, configure, and explore Windows PowerShell (including updates for PowerShell 5)Leverage .NET’s remarkable power and scope with easy-to-use cmdletsBuild new scripts with the console, ISE visual tools, and other popular hostsApply best practices for writing more reliable, flexible, team-friendly scriptsWork effectively with the pipeline, objects, and dataExtend Windows PowerShell reach via providers, drives, and outputRun external tools like ping, ipconfig, and tracert from within PowerShellRemotely manage computers with basic and advanced remoting (WinRM), WMI, and RegexConfigure Windows devices across the web with PSWASort, filter, measure, format, export, and convert script outputRun Windows PowerShell flexibly, using background and scheduled jobsCustomize your environment with profile scripts, alternate credentials, thirdparty tools, and packagesStrengthen your control over Windows systems and services with Desired State ConfigurationAdminister key tasks on SQL Server, SharePoint, and other Windows serversMaster PowerShell skills needed to earn many Microsoft certifications