Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0

Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0

Book Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex (May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10:1118013867
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118013861
  • File Size: 37.8 MiB
  • File Format: PDF | EPUB | PDF + EPUB

Learn to automate the top server operating system, Windows Server 2008 R2Windows PowerShell 2.0 allows you to automate nearly any task for managing Windows Server, going from dozens of clicks to a single command, and repeated tasks to automated tasks. Using screen shots and helpful exercises, this book walks you through the many benefits of automating Windows Server with PowerShell 2.0, such as allowing for scalable, flexible, and rapid deployments and changes; increasing cost effectiveness; providing a timely return on IT investment; lowering labor headcount; creating secure computing environments; and establishing reliable enterprise infrastructures. In addition, real-world examples provide reinforced learning, aimed at ensuring that you work as efficiently and effectively as possible by automating both simple and complex administrative tasks with Powershell 2.0.

Explains how to automate both simple and complex tasks in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Powershell 2.0
Addresses how Windows Server 2008 R2 comes with more than 550 cmdlets, allowing you to automate nearly anything
Offers numerous real-world examples, end-of-chapter exercises, and helpful screen shots to reinforce your learning process

The power is in your hands! Start working smarter, not harder, by automating Windows Server 2008 R2 tasks with Powershell 2.0.
From the Back Cover
Automate just about anything with PowerShell’s cmdlets
PowerShell is designed to help Windows administrators automate or manipulate almost any task, from simple to complex. If you’d like to take advantage of all of this timesaving technology but don’t know where to start, this practical guide is for you. Packed with step-by-step instructions and real-world examples, this book demystifies PowerShell once and for all. Get up to speed on PowerShell 2.0 features and functions that will save time and effort on tasks you do every day. Coverage includes:

Installing and configuring PowerShell 2.0 and learning the syntax and grammar
Writing scripts with PowerShell
Understanding PowerShell’s built-in aliases and functions
Using PowerShell’s new remoting capabilities
Managing Active Directory®, desktops, and IIS web servers
Using PowerShell with virtualization and deployment services
Developing at the command prompt and building your own GUI
Creating custom cmdlets to make you even more productive

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