Free PowerShell Book

Free PowerShell Book

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Frank Koch has written a Windows PowerShell book and made it available for FREE download HERE. The subtitle is "An introduction to scripting technologies for people with no real background knowledge".

Here is the table of contents:

Contents

OBJECTIVES IN DRAFTING THIS BOOK .................................................................................................... 2

OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION ONLINE ........................................................................................... 2

USEFUL KEY COMBINATIONS FOR SWISS STANDARD KEYBOARDS ................................................................ 3

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF WINDOWS POWERSHELL .................................................................................... 5

ADDITIONAL USES FOR OUTPUT: "PIPING" OBJECTS ................................................................................. 7

INITIAL EXERCISES WITH WINDOWS POWERSHELL OBJECTS ...................................................................... 8

WORKING WITH PROCESSES ................................................................................................................ 8

OUTPUT IN A TXT, CSV OR XML FILE ................................................................................................... 9

OUTPUT IN COLOR ............................................................................................................................. 9

CHECKING CONDITIONS USING THE IF CMDLET ......................................................................................11

OUTPUT IN HTML ..........................................................................................................................13

WORKING WITH FILES ......................................................................................................................15

FINDING OBJECT INFORMATION USING GET-MEMBER ............................................................................16

DELETING FILES ...............................................................................................................................17

CREATING FOLDERS .........................................................................................................................18

IF YOU HAVE TIME … ........................................................................................................................21

WINDOWS POWERSHELL AS GENERIC OBJECT PROCESSING MACHINE .......................................................22

WMI OBJECTS ...............................................................................................................................22

WORKING WITH .NET OBJECTS AND XML ...........................................................................................24

WORKING WITH COM OBJECTS .........................................................................................................25

WORKING WITH EVENT LOGS ............................................................................................................28

SOLUTION SCRIPTS TO THE EXERCISES IN THIS BOOK ...............................................................................29

WINDOWS POWERSHELL EXAMPLES FROM SIMPLE TO COMPLEX ..........................................................32

THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES FOR WINDOWS POWERSHELL ........................................................................34

WINDOWS POWERSHELL – A BRIEF INTRODUCTION .............................................................................34

AIMS OF DEVELOPING WINDOWS POWERSHELL ...................................................................................34

ON TEXTS, PARSERS AND OBJECTS ......................................................................................................34

A NEW SCRIPTING LANGUAGE ............................................................................................................35

WINDOWS COMMANDS AND SERVICE PROGRAMS ................................................................................36

AN INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENT ........................................................................................................36

SCRIPT SUPPORT .............................................................................................................................36

CMD, WSCRIPT OR POWERSHELL? DO I HAVE TO DECIDE? ...................................................................36

WINDOWS POWERSHELL 1.0 ............................................................................................................36

SECURITY WHEN USING SCRIPTS .........................................................................................................38

Give it read and let him know what you think.

Enjoy

Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows Management Partner Architect
Visit the Windows PowerShell Team blog at: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell
Visit the Windows PowerShell ScriptCenter at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/msh.mspx

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