PowerShell in Practice
Richard Siddaway
  • June 2010
  • ISBN 9781935182009
  • 584 pages
  • printed in black & white

A definitive source.

Wolfgang Blass, Microsoft Germany

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.

About the Technology

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

What's inside

  • Basics of PowerShell for sysadmins
  • Remotely configuring desktops and Office apps
  • 205 practical techniques

About the reader

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.

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A must read!

Peter Johnson, Unisys Corp.

A new perspective on PowerShell!

Andrew Tearle, Thoughtware N.Z.

Real-world examples in a language you can understand.

Marco Shaw, Microsoft MVP