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Mastering PowerShell Scripting, 4th Edition
Mastering PowerShell Scripting, 4th Edition

PowerShell scripts offer a convenient way to automate various tasks, although working effectively with these scripts can be challenging. Mastering PowerShell Scripting helps you to navigate through PowerShell's capabilities. This extensively revised edition includes new chapters on debugging and troubleshooting and creating GUIs (online chapter). Learn the new features of PowerShell 7.1 by working with parameters, objects, and .NET classes from within PowerShell 7.1. This comprehensive guide starts with the basics before moving on to advanced topics, including asynchronous processing, desired state configuration, using more complex scripts and filters, debugging issues, and error-handling techniques. Explore how to efficiently manage substantial amounts of data and interact with other services using PowerShell 7.1. This book will help you to make the most of PowerShell's automation features, using different methods to parse data, manipulate regular ...
Windows Server Automation with PowerShell Cookbook, 4th Edition
Windows Server Automation with PowerShell Cookbook, 4th Edition

With a foreword from PowerShell creator Jeffrey Snover, this heavily updated edition is designed to help you learn how to use PowerShell 7.1 effectively and manage the core roles, features, and services of Windows Server 2022/2019 in an enterprise setting. Brand new to this edition are recipes exploring the .NET Framework, enterprise server security, and managing Windows Server with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). This latest edition equips you with over 100 recipes you'll need in day-to-day work, covering a wide range of fundamental and more advanced use cases. We look at how to install and configure PowerShell 7.1, along with useful new features and optimizations, and how the PowerShell compatibility solution bridges the gap to older versions of PowerShell. Topics include using PowerShell to manage networking and DHCP in Windows Server, objects in Active Directory, Hyper-V, and Azure. Debugging is crucial, so the book shows you how to u ...
PowerShell Cookbook, 4th Edition
PowerShell Cookbook, 4th Edition

How do you use PowerShell to navigate the filesystem, manage files and folders, or retrieve a web page? This introduction to the PowerShell language and scripting environment provides more than 400 task-oriented recipes to help you solve all kinds of problems. Intermediate to advanced system administrators will find more than 100 tried-and-tested scripts they can copy and use immediately. Updated for PowerShell 5.1 and Open Source PowerShell up to 7.0 and beyond, this comprehensive cookbook includes hands-on recipes for common tasks and administrative jobs that you can apply whether you're on the client or server version of Windows. You also get quick references to technologies used in conjunction with PowerShell including regular expressions, the XPath language, format specifiers, and frequently referenced .NET, COM, and WMI classes. Learn how to use PowerShell on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019; Tour PowerShell's core features, inclu ...
PowerShell Pocket Reference, 3rd Edition
PowerShell Pocket Reference, 3rd Edition

This portable reference to PowerShell summarizes the command shell and scripting language and provides a concise guide to the many tasks that make PowerShell so useful. If you're a busy administrator and don't have time to plow through huge books or in-depth online searches, this is the ideal on-the-job tool. Written by PowerShell team member Lee Holmes and excerpted from his PowerShell Cookbook, this edition offers up-to-date coverage of Windows PowerShell 5.1 and open source PowerShell Core up to 7 and beyond. Beginning with a guided tour of PowerShell this handy guide covers: - PowerShell language and environment; - Regular expression reference; - XPath quick reference; - .NET string formatting; - .NET DateTime formatting; - Selected .NET classes and their uses; - WMI reference; - Selected COM objects and their uses; - Standard PowerShell verbs. ...
Building Better PowerShell Code
Building Better PowerShell Code

Learn to write better PowerShell code via short, example-driven tips. This book covers tips to make your PowerShell scripts faster and easier to read all while following proven best practices. Written by a six-time Microsoft MVP and one of the first Microsoft PowerShell MVPs with over a decade of PowerShell experience, Building Better PowerShell Code gives you easily digestible tips you can begin using immediately. The book starts with an overview of some of the most important tips the author can muster which segues into a deeper dive with dozens of examples throughout the book. It takes you through tips such as using community modules, writing better comments, thinking of PowerShell functions as building blocks, and more. You will also see how to use parameters the right way and how to create simple logging code to easily record script activity. You will learn not only how to write better code, but also how to implement some mindset tri ...
PowerShell for Sysadmins
PowerShell for Sysadmins

PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of IT. In PowerShell for Sysadmins, five-time Microsoft MVP "Adam the Automator" Bertram shows you how to use PowerShell to manage and automate your desktop and server environments so that you can head out for an early lunch. You'll learn how to: Combine commands, control flow, handle errors, write scripts, run scripts remotely, and test scripts with the PowerShell testing framework, Pester; Parse structured data like XML and JSON, work with common domains (like Active Directory, Azure, and Amazon Web Services), and create a real-world server inventory script; Design and build a PowerShell module to demonstrate PowerShell isn't just about ad-hoc scripts; Use PowerShell to create a hands-off, completely automated Windows deployment; Build an entire Active Directory forest from nothing but a Hyper-V host and a few I ...
PowerShell and Python Together
PowerShell and Python Together

Bring together the Python programming language and Microsoft's PowerShell to address digital investigations and create state-of-the-art solutions for administrators, IT personnel, cyber response teams, and forensic investigators. You will learn how to join PowerShell's robust set of commands and access to the internals of both the MS Windows desktop and enterprise devices and Python's rich scripting environment allowing for the rapid development of new tools for investigation, automation, and deep analysis. PowerShell and Python Together takes a practical approach that provides an entry point and level playing field for a wide range of individuals, small companies, researchers, academics, students, and hobbyists to participate. Leverage the internals of PowerShell for: digital investigation, incident response, and forensics; Leverage Python to exploit already existing PowerShell CmdLets and aliases to build new automation and analysis capabilities; ...
Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services, 2nd Edition
Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services, 2nd Edition

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading public cloud platform. In this book you will learn to use Microsoft PowerShell to create, host, manage, and administer workloads using Amazon Web Services. You will learn how to create virtual machines, provision storage, configure networks, and more - all using your preferred Windows scripting language. CIOs everywhere are leading their organizations to the cloud, but there are few books available to help. This book focuses on moving Microsoft Windows workloads to the cloud using technologies familiar to enterprise Microsoft-based professionals. The completely revised and expanded Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services is written specifically for Windows professionals who already know PowerShell and want to learn to host Windows workloads on Amazon Web Services. The cloud offers information technology workers significant cost savings and agility unimaginable even just a few years ago. Tasks that traditionally took wee ...
Windows PowerShell Networking Guide
Windows PowerShell Networking Guide

This book helps you understand how PowerShell can be used to manage the networking aspects of your server and client computers. ...
Azure PowerShell Quick Start Guide
Azure PowerShell Quick Start Guide

As an IT professional, it is important to keep up with cloud technologies and learn to manage those technologies. PowerShell is a critical tool that must be learned in order to effectively and more easily manage many Azure resources. This book is designed to teach you to leverage PowerShell to enable you to perform many day-to-day tasks in Microsoft Azure. Taking you through the basic tasks of installing Azure PowerShell and connecting to Azure, you will learn to properly connect to an Azure tenant with PowerShell. Next, you will dive into tasks such as deploying virtual machines with PowerShell resizing them, and managing their power states with PowerShell. Then, you will learn how to complete more complex Azure tasks with PowerShell such as deploying virtual machines from custom images, creating images from existing virtual machines, and creating and managing of data disks. Later, you will learn how to snapshot virtual machines, how to encrypt ...
PowerShell Core for Linux Administrators Cookbook
PowerShell Core for Linux Administrators Cookbook

PowerShell Core, the open source, cross-platform that is based on the open source, cross-platform .NET Core, is not a shell that came out by accident; it was intentionally created to be versatile and easy to learn at the same time. PowerShell Core enables automation on systems ranging from the Raspberry Pi to the cloud. PowerShell Core for Linux Administrators Cookbook uses simple, real-world examples that teach you how to use PowerShell to effectively administer your environment. As you make your way through the book, you will cover interesting recipes on how PowerShell Core can be used to quickly automate complex, repetitive, and time-consuming tasks. In the concluding chapters, you will learn how to develop scripts to automate tasks that involve systems and enterprise management. By the end of this book, you will have learned about the automation capabilities of PowerShell Core, including remote management using OpenSSH, cross-platform ...
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