PowerShell in Practice

Richard Siddaway

June 2010 | 584 pages | B&W
ISBN: 9781935182009

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PowerShell is a powerful scripting language that lets you automate Windows processes you now manage by hand. It will make you a better administrator.

PowerShell in Practice covers 205 individually tested and ready-to-use techniques, each explained in an easy problem/solution/discussion format. The book has three parts. The first is a quick overview of PowerShell. The second, Working with People, addresses user accounts, mailboxes, and desktop configuration. The third, Working with Servers, covers techniques for DNS, Active Directory, Exchange, IIS, and much more. Along the way, you'll pick up a wealth of ideas from the book's examples: 1-line scripts to full-blown Windows programs.


This book requires no prior experience with PowerShell.

About the Author

Richard Siddaway is an IT Architect with 20 years experience as a server administrator, support engineer, DBA, and architect. He is a PowerShell MVP and founded the UK PowerShell User Group.


“This book is a great resource and is aimed at the Windows Systems Administrator, particularly one who covers a wide variety of areas and perhaps doesn't necessarily specialise in only one area, say Active Directory or Exchange.”
Richard Medd

“PowerShell in Practice is an excellent introduction to both PowerShell itself and PowerShell for systems administation. The author covers learning to use PowerShell and practical uses in many important Windows systems administratio areas.”
Christopher Krull