Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies

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9780470371985: Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies

Prepare for the future of Microsoft automation with this no-nonsense guide

Windows PowerShell 2 is the scripting language that enables automation within the Windows operating system. Packed with powerful new features, this latest version is complex, and Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies is the perfect guide to help system administrators get up to speed.

Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the program managers and developers, this book covers every new feature of Windows PowerShell 2 in a friendly, easy-to-follow format.

  • Windows PowerShell 2 is the updated scripting language that enables system administrators to automate Windows operating systems
  • System administrators with limited scripting experience will find this book helps them learn the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 2 quickly and easily
  • Translates the jargon and complex syntax of Windows PowerShell 2
  • Covers script debugging improvements, the ability to invoke commands remotely, and the new user interface
  • Uses real-world applications to clarify the theory, fundamentals, and techniques of the scripting language
  • Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the developers of Windows PowerShell 2

Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies makes this tool easily accessible to administrators of every experience level.

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Get the power to use Windows PowerShell 2 on any Windows system — right here!

You've heard about Windows PowerShell 2, the Windows scripting environment that's changing how we think about Windows scripting. This fun and friendly guide gives you a solid understanding of what it is and how to use it, with plenty of real-world examples so you can put the information to good use right away. Your boss will think you're a genius!

  • View from the top — get an overview of Windows PowerShell 2 and examine the syntax, structure, and core functionality
  • Look deeper — manipulate strings, work with data structures like arrays and hashtables, and use Windows Management Instrumentation

  • The need for speed — see how Windows PowerShell speeds things up by letting you run commands on a remote computer or run multiple commands at once

  • In the real world — learn to apply scripts to specific needs

  • It does more — use Windows PowerShell 2 to manage network configurations, gather hardware info, connect to printers, and more

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for personalizing PowerShell
  • All about cmdlets

  • How to use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

  • Things to watch for in value conversions

  • How to internationalize a script

  • Debugging tools and how to use them

  • Network configuration tips

  • Ten common mistakes to avoid

  • How to take advantage of this new feature in Windows 7

Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/powershell2fd to find code files for the code listings used in the book and a bonus chapter about exception handling.

About the Author:

Steve Seguis is a Microsoft Windows systems engineer with more than 12 years of experience managing small- to large-scale Windows environments. He was a Microsoft MVP for Windows Server - Admin Frameworks from 2004–2007, and is a contributing technical editor for Windows IT Pro.

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