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Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting

Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting

  • Author: Brenton J.W. Blawat
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1782173560
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 282
  • View: 2750
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If you are a system administrator who wants to become an expert in controlling and automating your Windows environment, then this book is for you. Prior knowledge of PowerShell's core elements and applications is required for this book.

Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting

Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting

One-stop guide to automating administrative tasks

  • Author: Chris Dent,Brenton J.W. Blawat
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1787121712
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 440
  • View: 9008
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Master the art of automating and managing your environment using PowerShell About This Book Find quick solutions to automate your environment with ease Work with large amounts of data effortlessly with PowerShell data types and secure them Packed with real-world examples to automate and simplify the management of your Windows environment Who This Book Is For If you are a system administrator who wants to become an expert in controlling and automating your Windows environment, then this book is for you. It is also for those new to the PowerShell language. What You Will Learn Optimize code through the use of functions, switches, and looping structures Install PowerShell on your Linux system Utilize variables, hashes, and arrays to store data Work with Objects and Operators to test and manipulate data Parse and manipulate different data types Write .NET classes with ease within the PowerShell Create and implement regular expressions in PowerShell scripts Deploy applications and code with PowerShell's Package management modules Leverage session-based remote management Manage files, folders, and registries through the use of PowerShell In Detail PowerShell scripts offer a handy way to automate various chores. Working with these scripts effectively can be a difficult task. This comprehensive guide starts from scratch and covers advanced-level topics to make you a PowerShell expert. The first module, PowerShell Fundamentals, begins with new features, installing PowerShell on Linux, working with parameters and objects, and also how you can work with .NET classes from within PowerShell. In the next module, you'll see how to efficiently manage large amounts of data and interact with other services using PowerShell. You'll be able to make the most of PowerShell's powerful automation feature, where you will have different methods to parse and manipulate data, regular expressions, and WMI. After automation, you will enter the Extending PowerShell module, which covers topics such as asynchronous processing and, creating modules. The final step is to secure your PowerShell, so you will land in the last module, Securing and Debugging PowerShell, which covers PowerShell execution policies, error handling techniques, and testing. By the end of the book, you will be an expert in using the PowerShell language. Style and approach This practical guide covers all the advanced PowerShell functionalities that an administrator needs to learn to automate their environments.

Windows PowerShell Cookbook

Windows PowerShell Cookbook

The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft's Command Shell

  • Author: Lee Holmes
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 1449320686
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 1007
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A guide to using Windows PowerShell to script Windows administrative tasks and control Windows from the command line includes more than four hundred task-oriented recipes and more than one hundred scripts.

Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

  • Author: Timothy L. Warner
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
  • ISBN: 0134049357
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 500
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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 cmdlets Build new scripts with the console, ISE visual tools, and other popular hosts Apply best practices for writing more reliable, flexible, team-friendly scripts Work effectively with the pipeline, objects, and data Extend Windows PowerShell reach via providers, drives, and output Run external tools like ping, ipconfig, and tracert from within PowerShell Remotely manage computers with basic and advanced remoting (WinRM), WMI, and Regex Configure Windows devices across the web with PSWA Sort, filter, measure, format, export, and convert script output Run Windows PowerShell flexibly, using background and scheduled jobs Customize your environment with profile scripts, alternate credentials, thirdparty tools, and packages Strengthen your control over Windows systems and services with Desired State Configuration Administer key tasks on SQL Server, SharePoint, and other Windows servers Master PowerShell skills needed to earn many Microsoft certifications

Learn Windows Powershell in a Month of Lunches

Learn Windows Powershell in a Month of Lunches

  • Author: Donald W. Jones,Jeffrey Hicks
  • Publisher: Manning Publications
  • ISBN: 9781617294167
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 375
  • View: 4176
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PowerShell provides a single, unified administrative command line from which to control and automate virtually every aspect of a Windows system. It accepts and executes commands immediately, and scripts can be written to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint. This updated book covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and later. This edition is appropriate for PowerShell version 3 and later. There is coverage for new PowerShell version 5 features like PowerShellGet, however PowerShell fundamentals are unchanged. Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. With just one hour a day for a month, readers will be automating Windows tasks faster than they ever thought possible. They start with the basics (What is PowerShell and what can be done with it). Then, it moves systematically through the techniques and features that facilitate efficient and effective results. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

Mastering Microsoft Power BI

Mastering Microsoft Power BI

Expert techniques for effective data analytics and business intelligence

  • Author: Brett Powell
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1788292286
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 638
  • View: 6919
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Design, create and manage robust Power BI solutions to gain meaningful business insights Key Features Master all the dashboarding and reporting features of Microsoft Power BI Combine data from multiple sources, create stunning visualizations and publish your reports across multiple platforms A comprehensive guide with real-world use cases and examples demonstrating how you can get the best out of Microsoft Power BI Book Description This book is intended for business intelligence professionals responsible for the design and development of Power BI content as well as managers, architects and administrators who oversee Power BI projects and deployments. The chapters flow from the planning of a Power BI project through the development and distribution of content to the administration of Power BI for an organization. BI developers will learn how to create sustainable and impactful Power BI datasets, reports, and dashboards. This includes connecting to data sources, shaping and enhancing source data, and developing an analytical data model. Additionally, top report and dashboard design practices are described using features such as Bookmarks and the Power KPI visual. BI managers will learn how Power BI’s tools work together such as with the On-premises data gateway and how content can be staged and securely distributed via Apps. Additionally, both the Power BI Report Server and Power BI Premium are reviewed. By the end of this book, you will be confident in creating effective charts, tables, reports or dashboards for any kind of data using the tools and techniques in Microsoft PowerBI. What you will learn Build efficient data retrieval and transformation processes with the Power Query M Language Design scalable, user-friendly DirectQuery and Import Data Models Develop visually rich, immersive, and interactive reports and dashboards Maintain version control and stage deployments across development, test, and production environments Manage and monitor the Power BI Service and the On-premises data gateway Develop a fully on-premise solution with the Power BI Report Server Scale up a Power BI solution via Power BI Premium capacity and migration to Azure Analysis Services or SQL Server Analysis Services Who this book is for Business Intelligence professionals and existing Power BI users looking to master Power BI for all their data visualization and dashboarding needs will find this book to be useful. While understanding of the basic BI concepts is required, some exposure to Microsoft Power BI will be helpful.

Essential PowerShell

Essential PowerShell

  • Author: Holger Schwichtenberg
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780132715195
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 504
  • View: 3265
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Use PowerShell to Streamline and Automate Your Most Time-Consuming Windows Administration Tasks With Windows PowerShell, Microsoft brings innovative console-based system administration and scripting to Windows clients and servers. PowerShell combines the best features of traditional UNIX shells with the immense power of the .NET Framework, offering a consistent and easy-to-use replacement for both the Windows command line and the Windows Script Host. In Essential PowerShell, noted expert Holger Schwichtenberg gives Windows sysadmins all the knowledge and sample scripts they need to successfully administer production systems with PowerShell. Schwichtenberg begins by introducing the innovative PowerShell architecture, along with crucial PowerShell concepts such as pipelining and navigation. Next, he introduces the PowerShell Script Language, shows the secure execution of command sequences as scripts, and demonstrates how to use PowerShell to access essential operating system interfaces such as COM, WMI, ADSI, and ADO.NET. After you’ve mastered the fundamentals, Schwichtenberg presents an extensive collection of PowerShell solutions for virtually every area of day-to-day administration. For each topic, he presents dozens of self-contained examples, all downloadable from a companion Web site. He covers both Microsoft’s standard PowerShell commandlets and the free commandlets available as PowerShell Community Extensions. He also presents a full chapter of tips, tricks, and troubleshooting solutions. Coverage includes Understanding PowerShell’s components and features Setting up your PowerShell scripting environment Creating and using commandlets Using object-oriented pipelining for filtering, sorting, grouping, comparisons, calculations, and more Mastering PowerShell’s uniform navigation model and using it with all types of data Programming command sequences with the PowerShell Script Language Making the most of the PowerShell console and third-party tools Managing processes, event logs, and registry entries Controlling networking, printing, and software installation Manipulating Active Directory and other enterprise services with PowerShell Using PowerShell to enforce stronger system and network security Storing data in files, documents, and databases Preface xv Part I: Getting Started with PowerShell 1: First Steps with Windows PowerShell 3 2: Commandlets 25 3: Pipelining 43 4: Advanced Pipelining 59 5: The PowerShell Navigation Model 81 6: The PowerShell Script Language 89 7: PowerShell Scripts 115 8: Using Class Libraries 129 9: PowerShell Tools 151 10: Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting 171 Part II: Windows PowerShell in Action 11: File Systems 205 12: Documents 235 13: Registry and Software 253 14: Processes and Services 267 15: Computers and Hardware 281 16: Networking 295 17: Directory Services 313 18: User and Group Management in the Active Directory 335 19: Searching in the Active Directory 349 20: Additional Libraries for Active Directory Administration 361 21: Databases 373 22: Advanced Database Operations 389 23: Security Settings 401 24: Advanced Security Administration 413 PartIII: Appendices Appendix A: PowerShell Commandlet Reference 429 Appendix B: PowerShell 2.0 Preview 445 Appendix C: Bibliography 449 Index 453

Master Powershell Tricks

Master Powershell Tricks

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781542677967
  • Category:
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Mastering System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

Mastering System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

  • Author: Devin L. Ganger,Ryan Femling
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470181524
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 482
  • View: 4780
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Simple backups are no longer enough. To fully protect a modern IT infrastructure, you need sophisticated data protection technologies. This comprehensive guide to Microsoft′s new System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) will help you improve your server security using this robust new software. The book thoroughly explains DPM′s unique abilities, and you′ll find step–by–step instructions on setting up and deployment. You′ll learn how to recover critical data and monitor processes for Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Virtual Server virtual machines, and Windows file servers and workstations.

Mastering PowerCLI

Mastering PowerCLI

  • Author: Sajal Debnath
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1785287087
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 430
  • View: 2195
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Master PowerCLI to automate all aspects of VMware environments About This Book Leverage PowerCLI to perform administration tasks in a more effective and efficient way Escape from daily tedious and repetitive tasks by unleashing the full potential of your creative side through scripting Master the intricate workings of PowerShell and PowerCLI through easy and real-life examples Who This Book Is For If you are a system administrator with working knowledge of PowerShell and PowerCLI who wants to perform quick and easy scripting but at the same time achieve complex results and write production grade scripts, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Use GitHub for collaboration and Pester to automate unit tests Write advanced reusable functions and dynamic variables and learn about error handling in PowerShell Automate ESXi host installation using Auto-Deploy, host profile, and host image Implement security best practices in a vSphere data center Manage SRM, vCloud Air, and vRealize Operations environments Access and utilize vSphere APIs to manage advanced aspects of vSphere and work with .NET view objects Utilize REST APIs to manage vRealize Automation environments Create a Windows GUI through the use of PowerShell and Sapien PrimalForms CE In Detail Have you ever wished that every morning you could automatically get a report with all the relevant information about your datacenter in exactly the same format you want? Or whether you could automate that boring, exhausting task? What if some crucial task needs to be performed on a regular basis without any error? PowerCLI scripts do all that and much more for VMware environments. It is built on top of the popular Windows PowerShell, with which you can automate server tasks and reduce manual input, allowing you to focus on more important tasks. This book will help you to achieve your goals by starting with a short refresher on PowerShell and PowerCLI and then covering the nuances of advanced functions and reusable scripts. Next you will learn how to build a vSphere-powered virtualized datacenter using PowerCLI while managing different aspects of the environment including automated installation, network, and storage. You will then manage different logical constructs of vSphere environment and different aspects of a virtual machine. Later, you will implement the best practices for a security implementation in vSphere Environment through PowerCLI before discovering how to manage other VMware environments such as SRM, vCloud Director and vCloud Air through PowerCLI. You will also learn to manage vSphere environments using advanced properties by accessing vSphere API and REST APIs through PowerCLI. Finally, you will build a Windows GUI application using PowerShell followed by a couple of sample scripts for reporting and managing vSphere environments with detailed explanations of the scripts. By the end of the book, you will have the required in-depth knowledge to master the art of PowerCLI scripting. Style and approach In this book, every topic is explained in a very easy-to-follow fashion with real-life, simple examples so that you get an idea of not only the topic but also the context in which it should be used or where it can be best utilized.

Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2

Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Author: Mark Minasi,Kevin Greene,Christian Booth,Robert Butler,John McCabe,Robert Panek,Michael Rice,Stefan Roth
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118331729
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 1704
  • View: 7047
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Check out the new Hyper-V, find new and easier ways to remotely connect back into the office, or learn all about Storage Spaces—these are just a few of the features in Windows Server 2012 R2 that are explained in this updated edition from Windows authority Mark Minasi and a team of Windows Server experts led by Kevin Greene. This book gets you up to speed on all of the new features and functions of Windows Server, and includes real-world scenarios to put them in perspective. If you're a system administrator upgrading to, migrating to, or managing Windows Server 2012 R2, find what you need to do the job in this complete resource. Learn all about: Installing or upgrading to and managing Windows Server 2012 R2 Understanding Microsoft NIC teams 2012 and PowerShell Setting up via GUI or updated Server Core 2012 Migrating, merging, and modifying your Active Directory Managing address spaces with IPAM Understanding new shared storage, storage spaces, and better tools Controlling access to file shares—a new and improved approach Using and administering Remote Desktop, Virtual Desktop, and Hyper-V®

Mastering Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016

Mastering Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016

  • Author: Rabindra Sah
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1786463911
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 450
  • View: 4181
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The compilation of best skillset to harness Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Administrators, Consultants, and Developers About This Book Take your skills to the next level with Dynamics NAV by implementing all the latest and advanced features Get a comprehensive coverage of how the NAV system can be implemented and maintained to get the most out of it Get powerful insights into how to integrate Dynamics NAV with third-party tolls and extend its functionality Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for administrators, developers, and consultants who are looking to take their knowledge of Dynamics NAV to new heights. You're expected to have a basic knowledge of Dynamics NAV workflows and C/AL, C/SIDE development. What You Will Learn Installing the NAV system in different environments Implementing the system with the correct setup Maintaining the system to get the best possible performance Tuning up the Dynamics NAV to get better outcomes The Version Control strategy for Dynamics NAV developers Integrating other software and features to remove limitations Understanding your own system better Being able to solve customers' problems with “out-of-the-box” features Reducing customization and additional development time In Detail The book begins by giving you a brief introduction to setting up your NAV environment and shows you how to install and configure it according to your requirements. You will then dive deep into the latest design patterns, network architecture, and topologies. We will show you how you can integrate NAV with the Microsoft platform, and secure your deployment by managing roles and permissions. Moving on, we will explain how to monitor and manage server instances using the Administration tool. We'll discuss how you can take advantage of the expanded extensibility and connectivity capabilities for a tighter integration with the cloud as well as handheld devices. Then, we'll show you how you can make use of the PowerBI capabilities that have been built into Dynamics NAV. By the end of the book, you will be confident in developing and administering a Dynamics NAV implementation that will leverage all of the new features. Style and approach This book takes a straightforward tutorial approach, providing you with step-by-step explanations and simple example-oriented walkthroughs. It is filled with use cases and situations that show you the different pitfalls you might encounter and how to get past them.

PowerShell: Automating Administrative Tasks

PowerShell: Automating Administrative Tasks

  • Author: Michael Shepard,Chendrayan Venkatesan,Sherif Talaat,Brenton J.W. Blawat
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1787128059
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 748
  • View: 7803
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Learn PowerShell from the inside out, right from basic scripting all the way to becoming a master at automating, managing, and maintaining your Windows environment About This Book Use proven best practices to optimize code and automate redundant tasks Get to grips with PowerShell's advanced functions and effectively administer your system Create a variety of PowerShell scripts to automate your environment Who This Book Is For If you are a system administrator who wants to become an expert in automating and managing your Windows environment, then this course is for you. Some basic understanding of PowerShell would be helpful. What You Will Learn Discover PowerShell commands and cmdlets and understand PowerShell formatting Solve common problems using basic file input/output functions Use .NET classes in Windows PowerShell and C# and manage Exchange Online Use PowerShell in C# to manage Exchange Online and work with .NET classes in PowerShell Automate LYNC clients, consuming client-side object models to administrate SharePoint Online Optimize code through the use of functions, switches, and looping structures Manage files, folders, and registries through the use of PowerShell Discover best practices to manage Microsoft systems In Detail Are you tired of managing Windows administrative tasks manually and are looking to automate the entire process? If yes, then this is the right course for you. This learning path starts your PowerShell journey and will help you automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows. It will get you up and running with PowerShell, taking you from the basics of installation to writing scripts and performing web server automation. You will explore the PowerShell environment and discover how to use cmdlets, functions, and scripts to automate Windows systems. The next installment of the course focuses on gaining concrete knowledge of Windows PowerShell scripting to perform professional-level scripting. The techniques here are packed with PowerShell scripts and sample C# code to automate tasks. You will use .NET classes in PowerShell and C# to manage Exchange Online. In the final section, you will delve into real-world examples to learn how to simplify the management of your Windows environment. You will get to grips with PowerShell's advanced functions and how to most effectively administer your system. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Getting Started with PowerShell by Michael Shepard Windows PowerShell for .Net Developers Second Edition by Chendrayan Venkatesan and Sherif Talaat Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting by Brenton J.W. Blawat Style and approach This is a step-by-step course to help you effectively administer and maintain your development environment with PowerShell.

Learning PowerShell

Learning PowerShell

  • Author: Jonathan Hassell
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 1501506676
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 215
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Learning PowerShell is a custom-built, handcrafted, painstakingly curated book designed to get you from total PowerShell newbie to confident PowerShell user in as little as four weeks. This book assumes no prior knowledge, perfect for non-developers and GUI addicts who recognize that PowerShell is the future but need a good bit of handholding to achieve mastery. It is also a simple guide for the hundreds of thousands of PowerShell users who have not attained the level of PowerShell knowledge that they really need. With Learning PowerShell at your side, you will see that you don't have to be a developer to use PowerShell and you don't need to be a scripting wizard to derive value from integrating PowerShell into your daily administrative activities. The book is a learning resource that covers every topic worth discussing for a PowerShell beginner, with a depth of explanation unparalleled by any book currently on the market. With this book, you don't have to have a lot of time to learn the language and you can begin applying what you master almost immediately. Even skeptics of PowerShell, and command lines in general, will come away with a renewed sense of respect for the language and ideas on how to put it to use.

Practical Powershell Exchange Server 2016

Practical Powershell Exchange Server 2016

  • Author: Damian Scoles,Dave Stork
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780998749815
  • Category:
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A practical guide to using PowerShell with Exchange Server 2016. Aimed at those who want to grow their skills with PowerShell while learning to use it effectively with Exchange 2016.

Windows Powershell in Action

Windows Powershell in Action

  • Author: Bruce Payette,Richard Siddaway
  • Publisher: Manning Publications
  • ISBN: 9781633430297
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 625
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Windows PowerShell transformed the way administrators and developers interact with Windows. PowerShell, an elegant dynamic language from Microsoft, lets its users script administrative tasks and control Windows from the command line. Because it's a full-featured, first-class Windows programming language, programmers and power- users can now do things in a shell that previously required VB, VBScript, or C#. Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition is a completely revised edition of the bestselling book on PowerShell. It keeps the same crystal-clear introduction to PowerShell as the last edition and adds extensive coverage of v3, v4, and v5 features such as PowerShell Workflows, Desired State Configuration, PowerShell classes and the PowerShell APIs, new error handling and debugging features. It includes full chapters on these topics and also covers new language elements and operators, PowerShell remoting, CIM, events, working with data such as XML and flat files, The Second Edition's coverage of batch scripting and string processing, COM, WMI, and .NET have all been significantly revised and expanded. The book includes many popular usage scenarios and is rich in interesting examples that will spark the reader's imagination. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

PowerShell: Automating Administrative Tasks

PowerShell: Automating Administrative Tasks

  • Author: Michael Shepard,Chendrayan Venkatesan,Sherif Talaat,Brenton J.W. Blawat
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1787128059
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 748
  • View: 7366
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Learn PowerShell from the inside out, right from basic scripting all the way to becoming a master at automating, managing, and maintaining your Windows environment About This Book Use proven best practices to optimize code and automate redundant tasks Get to grips with PowerShell's advanced functions and effectively administer your system Create a variety of PowerShell scripts to automate your environment Who This Book Is For If you are a system administrator who wants to become an expert in automating and managing your Windows environment, then this course is for you. Some basic understanding of PowerShell would be helpful. What You Will Learn Discover PowerShell commands and cmdlets and understand PowerShell formatting Solve common problems using basic file input/output functions Use .NET classes in Windows PowerShell and C# and manage Exchange Online Use PowerShell in C# to manage Exchange Online and work with .NET classes in PowerShell Automate LYNC clients, consuming client-side object models to administrate SharePoint Online Optimize code through the use of functions, switches, and looping structures Manage files, folders, and registries through the use of PowerShell Discover best practices to manage Microsoft systems In Detail Are you tired of managing Windows administrative tasks manually and are looking to automate the entire process? If yes, then this is the right course for you. This learning path starts your PowerShell journey and will help you automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows. It will get you up and running with PowerShell, taking you from the basics of installation to writing scripts and performing web server automation. You will explore the PowerShell environment and discover how to use cmdlets, functions, and scripts to automate Windows systems. The next installment of the course focuses on gaining concrete knowledge of Windows PowerShell scripting to perform professional-level scripting. The techniques here are packed with PowerShell scripts and sample C# code to automate tasks. You will use .NET classes in PowerShell and C# to manage Exchange Online. In the final section, you will delve into real-world examples to learn how to simplify the management of your Windows environment. You will get to grips with PowerShell's advanced functions and how to most effectively administer your system. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Getting Started with PowerShell by Michael Shepard Windows PowerShell for .Net Developers Second Edition by Chendrayan Venkatesan and Sherif Talaat Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting by Brenton J.W. Blawat Style and approach This is a step-by-step course to help you effectively administer and maintain your development environment with PowerShell.

Windows PowerShell for .NET Developers

Windows PowerShell for .NET Developers

  • Author: Chendrayan Venkatesan,Sherif Talaat
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1785280260
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 330
  • View: 7359
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Efficiently administer and maintain your development environment with Windows PowerShell About This Book Explore scripting and automation techniques with Windows PowerShell Gain concrete knowledge of Windows PowerShell scripting to perform professional level scripting Discover the benefits of the Configuration Management Platform with this step-by-step guide that includes real-world scripting examples Who This Book Is For If you are an IT professional or developer who has worked on the .Net platform and you want to learn automation using Windows PowerShell, then this book is for you. This self-start guide takes you from the basics and gradually moves to an intermediate level to show you how to perform professional scripting. What You Will Learn Understand the concepts of building PowerShell scripts and the basics of programming Manage the LYNC, Exchange, and SharePoint platforms Create a Pull server using a SMB file share and HTTP and HTTPS Use .NET classes in Windows PowerShell and C# to manage Exchange Online Use PowerShell in C# to manage Exchange Online and work with .NET classes in PowerShell Automate LYNC clients, consuming Client Server Object Models to administrate SharePoint Online In Detail Windows PowerShell 5.0 for .NET Developers is your self-start guide to performing automation using Windows PowerShell. This book will help you to understand the PowerShell syntax and grammar and will also teach you techniques to remove the rough edges of manual deployments. Packed with PowerShell scripts and sample C# codes to automate tasks, it also includes real-world scenarios such as administrating office servers to help you save time and perform deployments swiftly and efficiently. The book begins with the Windows PowerShell basics, explores the significant features of Windows Management Framework 5.0, covers the basic concepts of Desired State Configuration and the importance of idempotent deployments. By the end of the book, you will have a good understanding of Windows PowerShell's features and will be able to automate your tasks and manage configuration effectively. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide with text-enabled screenshots. Each topic is explained with codes and examples. It also includes multiple approaches for a number of tasks to let you choose the best one for you depending on your scenario.

Enterprise PowerShell Scripting Bootcamp

Enterprise PowerShell Scripting Bootcamp

  • Author: Brenton J.W. Blawat
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1787281159
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 238
  • View: 3042
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The quick start guide for an advanced enterprise PowerShell framework About This Book Introduces industry-proven techniques that improve script efficiency and reliability Example-rich guide based on real-world scenarios Facilitates building a script that can fully scan a Windows server and identify components Who This Book Is For This book is for IT professionals and Windows administrators who would like to gain intensive, hands-on knowledge and skills on PowerShell without spending hours and hours in learning. If you have been struggling to find the time to gain proficiency and confidence with PowerShell and everyday scripting tasks What You Will Learn Create an advanced PowerShell scripting template that provides repeatable code to jumpstart all of your scripting projects Learn how to securely encrypt and store usernames, passwords, and other sensitive data in PowerShell scripts and answer files Understand how to optimize the performance of scripts to help process large datasets quickly and avoid time-consuming mistakes Develop a script to scan for non-standard Windows Server configurations and identify service accounts used on Windows Servers Gather a large list of data from a Windows server without locally or remotely logging in interactively In Detail Enterprise PowerShell Scripting Bootcamp explains how to create your own repeatable PowerShell scripting framework. This framework contains script logging methodologies, answer file interactions, and string encryption and decryption strategies. This book focuses on evaluating individual components to identify the system's function, role, and unique characteristics. To do this, you will leverage built-in CMDlets and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to explore Windows services, Windows processes, Windows features, scheduled tasks, and disk statistics. You will also create custom functions to perform a deep search for specific strings in files and evaluate installed software through executable properties. We will then discuss different scripting techniques to improve the efficiency of scripts. By leveraging several small changes to your code, you can increase the execution performance by over 130%. By the end of this book, you will be able to tie all of the concepts together in a PowerShell-based Windows server scanning script. This discovery script will be able to scan a Windows server to identify a multitude of components. Style and approach This book is all about fast and intensive learning. This means, we don't waste time in helping readers get started. The new content is about leveraging highly-effective examples to build new things, help solving problems in newer and unseen ways, and providing an enterprise-ready platform to create PowerShell Scripts.

Mastering Windows Server 2016

Mastering Windows Server 2016

  • Author: Jordan Krause
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1785881450
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 416
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A comprehensive and practical guide to Windows Server 2016 About This Book In-depth coverage of new features of Windows Server 2016 Gain the necessary skills and knowledge to design and implement Microsoft Server 2016 in enterprise environment Know how you can support your medium to large enterprise and leverage your experience in administering Microsoft Server 2016, A practical guide to administering Windows server 2016 Who This Book Is For The book is targeted at System Administrators and IT professionals who would like to design and deploy Windows Server 2016 (physical and logical) Enterprise infrastructure. Previous experience of Windows Server operating systems and familiarity with networking concepts is assumed. System administrators who are upgrading or migrating to Windows Server 2016 would also find this book useful. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with Windows Server 2016 ideology, the core of most datacenters running today New functions and benefits provided only by the new Windows Server 2016 Get comfortable working with Nanoserver Secure your network with new technologies in Server 2016 Harden your Windows Servers to help keep those bad guys out! Using new built-in integration for Docker with this latest release of Windows Server 2016 Virtualize your datacenter with Hyper-V In Detail Windows Server 2016 is the server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10. With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has gotten us thinking outside of the box for what it means to be a system administration, and comes with some interesting new capabilities. These are exciting times to be or to become a server administrator! This book covers all aspects of administration level tasks and activities required to gain expertise in Microsoft Windows Server 2016. You will begin by getting familiar and comfortable navigating around in the interface. Next, you will learn to install and manage Windows Server 2016 and discover some tips for adapting to the new server management ideology that is all about centralized monitoring and configuration. You will deep dive into core Microsoft infrastructure technologies that the majority of companies are going to run on Server 2016. Core technologies such as Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Certificate Services, File Services, and more. We will talk about networking in this new operating system, giving you a networking toolset that is useful for everyday troubleshooting and maintenance. Also discussed is the idea of Software Defined Networking. You will later walk through different aspects of certificate administration in Windows Server 2016. Three important and crucial areas to cover in the Remote Access role -- DirectAccess, VPN, and the Web Application Proxy -- are also covered. You will then move into security functions and benefits that are available in Windows Server 2016. Also covered is the brand new and all-important Nano Server! We will incorporate PowerShell as a central platform for performing many of the functions that are discussed in this book, including a chapter dedicated to the new PowerShell 5.0. Additionally, you will learn about the new built-in integration for Docker with this latest release of Windows Server 2016. The book ends with a discussion and information on virtualizing your datacenter with Hyper-V. By the end of this book, you will have all the ammunition required to start planning for and implementing Windows Server 2016. Style and approach This book offers a practical and wide coverage of all features of brand new Microsoft Server 2016 along with tips on daily administration tasks.