PowerShell and WMI
Richard Siddaway
Foreword by Ed Wilson
  • April 2012
  • ISBN 9781617290114
  • 552 pages
  • printed in black & white

PowerShell, WMI, and Richard Siddaway--an unbeatable combination.

Ed Wilson, From the Foreword by Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy

PowerShell and WMI is an example-driven guide for administrators managing networks of Windows servers and desktops. With 150 practical examples, including ready-to-reuse scripts and techniques, you'll learn the ins and outs of automating WMI via PowerShell v3. You'll find deep coverage of all aspects of Windows administration, including IIS, DNS and Hyper-V.

About the Technology

WMI, on its own, is simply a collection of Windows management facilities. Paired with PowerShell, however, WMI becomes a brilliant toolset for automating servers, networks, and remote Windows computers.

About the book

PowerShell and WMI is an industrial-strength guide for administrators of Windows networks, servers, and desktops. You'll start with practical overviews of PowerShell and of WMI. Then you'll explore 150 specific examples — all with ready-to-use scripts — designed to simplify your day-to-day system management. Each tested technique is configured to load as part of a PowerShell module.

A set of handy appendixes includes references for PowerShell and WMI.

What's inside

  • Managing Windows, IIS, and Hyper-V
  • Remote desktops and devices
  • Logs, jobs, and performance
  • New PowerShell v3 WMI functionality

About the reader

Prior exposure to PowerShell and WMI is helpful but not required.

About the author

Richard Siddaway is a veteran IT architect, server administrator, support engineer, and PowerShell MVP. He's the author of PowerShell in Practice, published in 2010 by Manning.

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The definitive dive into using WMI with PowerShell.

Adam Bell, ZOE Systems Pty Ltd

Belongs on the desk of every Windows administrator and engineer.

James Berkenbile, Berkenbile Consulting

A great resource

Jonathan Medd, Get-Scripting Podcast