PowerShell: Automating Administrative Tasks

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Learn
  • Discover PowerShell commands and cmdlets and understand PowerShell formatting
  • Solve common problems using basic file input/output functions
  • Use .NET classes in Windows PowerShell and C# and manage Exchange Online
  • Use PowerShell in C# to manage Exchange Online and work with .NET classes in PowerShell
  • Automate LYNC clients, consuming client-side object models to administrate SharePoint Online
  • Optimize code through the use of functions, switches, and looping structures
  • Manage files, folders, and registries through the use of PowerShell
  • Discover best practices to manage Microsoft systems
About

Are you tired of managing Windows administrative tasks manually and are looking to automate the entire process? If yes, then this is the right course for you. 

This learning path starts your PowerShell journey and will help you automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows. It will get you up and running with PowerShell, taking you from the basics of installation to writing scripts and performing web server automation. You will explore the PowerShell environment and discover how to use cmdlets, functions, and scripts to automate Windows systems. 

The next installment of the course focuses on gaining concrete knowledge of Windows PowerShell scripting to perform professional-level scripting. The techniques here are packed with PowerShell scripts and sample C# code to automate tasks. You will use .NET classes in PowerShell and C# to manage Exchange Online. 

In the final section, you will delve into real-world examples to learn how to simplify the management of your Windows environment. You will get to grips with PowerShell’s advanced functions and how to most effectively administer your system. 

This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: 

  • Getting Started with PowerShell by Michael Shepard
  • Windows PowerShell for .Net Developers Second Edition by Chendrayan Venkatesan and Sherif Talaat
  • Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting by Brenton J.W. Blawat
Features
  • Use proven best practices to optimize code and automate redundant tasks
  • Get to grips with PowerShell’s advanced functions and effectively administer your system
  • Create a variety of PowerShell scripts to automate your environment
Page Count 737
Course Length 22 hours 6 minutes
ISBN 9781787123755
Date Of Publication 24 Feb 2017

Authors

Sherif Talaat

Sherif Talaat is a young computer science addict. He holds many technology certificates. Sherif has been working in the ICT industry since 2005. He has worked on Microsoft's core infrastructure platforms and solutions with a focus on the cloud and data center management, IT Process Automation (ITPA), and scripting techniques.

Sherif is one of the early adopters of Windows PowerShell in the Middle East and Africa. He speaks about Windows PowerShell at technical events and user groups gatherings. He is also the founder of the Egypt PowerShell User Group and the author of the first and only Arabic PowerShell blog.

He has been awarded the Egyptian MCIT Shield and has won the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for PowerShell seven times in a row since 2009. He is also the author of three different Windows PowerShell titles for IT professionals and developers. Last but not least, he is also a TED conference speaker.

You can follow him on Twitter @SherifTalaat.

Brenton J.W. Blawat

Brenton J.W. Blawat is an entrepreneur, strategic technical advisor, author, and enterprise architect, who has a passion for the procurement of technology in profit-based organizations. He is business-centric and technology-minded. Brenton has many years of experience in bridging the gap between technical staff and decision-makers in several organizations. He takes pride in his ability to effectively communicate with a diverse audience and provide strategic direction for large and small organizations alike.

In 2013, Brenton authored his first book, PowerShell 3.0 WMI Starter, Packt Publishing. In March 2015, he authored his second book Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting, Packt Publishing.

Brenton currently works at CDW as an Enterprise Architect in strategic solutions and services. CDW is a leading multibrand technology solutions provider in the fields of business, government, education, and healthcare. A Fortune 500 company, it was founded in 1984 and employs approximately 7,200 coworkers. In 2016, the company generated net sales of more than $13.0 billion.

His current specialisation sits on top of 15 years experience spread across (predominantly Microsoft) systems, (Juniper and Cisco) networking, and security.

Michael Shepard

Michael Shepard has been working with computers since the early '80s, starting with an Apple II in school and a Commodore 64 at home. He started working in the IT industry in 1989 and has been working full-time since 1997. He has been working at Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. since 2000. His focus has changed over the years from being a database application developer to a DBA, an application admin, and is now a solutions architect. In his years as a DBA, he found PowerShell to be a critical component in creating the automation required to keep up with a growing set of servers and applications. He is active in the PowerShell community at Stack Overflow and projects at CodePlex. He has been blogging about PowerShell since 2009 at http://powershellstation.com.

Chendrayan Venkatesan

Chendrayan Venkatesan (Chen V) is a SharePoint IT Professional who has worked for the Information, Computer and Technology industry since 2005. Chen V started his career as Windows XP technical support engineer and became a SharePoint IT Pro in the year 2007. He mainly focuses on automating Microsoft Technologies such as SharePoint, LYNC, and Exchange. He was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 2014. He speaks on Windows PowerShell, SharePoint Servers, Content Management, and IT Process Automations. He blogs in http://chen.about-powershell.com and is mentoring three IT professionals in PowerShell. He is a TechNet Wiki addict and has introduced Windows PowerShell as a category in the TechNet Wiki Guru award competition. To connect with Chen V you can visit his web site http://about-powershell.com or choose your favourite social media twitter @ChendrayanV or LinkedIn.