PowerShell in Practice
teaches Windows administrators how PowerShell solves
more than 50 common problems in server and user management.
Windows PowerShell is a scripting language that simplifies Windows system
administration. PowerShell in Practice is a hands-on reference for administrators
wanting to learn and use PowerShell. Following the "in Practice" style, individual
related techniques are clustered into chapters. Each technique is presented in
the form: problem, solution, discussion, and includes annotated code listings.
Written to answer the question "How can PowerShell make my job as an administrator
easier?" this book concentrates on practical tasks and automation.
Starting with an a brief tutorial and review, the majority of the book focuses on
two major PowerShell usage areas: People user accounts, mailboxes, desktop
configuration; and Servers Active Directory, Exchange, IIS, and more.
Over 50 specific techniques that solve admin problems
Covers PowerShell 2.0
Explicitly written from an admin point of view
Concise focus on common administrative tasks such as remotely configuring
Office applications and managing registry data
Demystifies .NET and COM for administrators
Will help automate administration of core Windows technologies including
Windows Server, SQL Server, and DNS
is an IT Architect with 20 years experience as an analystprogrammer,
server administrator, support engineer, DBA, and architect. Richard
is a PowerShell MVP and founded the UK PowerShell User Group. He blogs
about PowerShell and related topics at http://richardsiddaway.spaces.live.com/ and
has written at MSDN, Technet, and elsewhere.