Master the art of automating and managing your environment using PowerShell
- Find quick solutions to automate your environment with ease
- Work with large amounts of data effortlessly with PowerShell data types and secure them
- Packed with real-world examples to automate and simplify the management of your Windows environment
PowerShell scripts offer a handy way to automate various chores. Working with these scripts effectively can be a difficult task.
This comprehensive guide starts from scratch and covers advanced-level topics to make you a PowerShell expert. The first module, PowerShell Fundamentals, begins with new features, installing PowerShell on Linux, working with parameters and objects, and also how you can work with .NET classes from within PowerShell.
In the next module, you’ll see how to efficiently manage large amounts of data and interact with other services using PowerShell. You’ll be able to make the most of PowerShell’s powerful automation feature, where you will have different methods to parse and manipulate data, regular expressions, and WMI.
After automation, you will enter the Extending PowerShell module, which covers topics such as asynchronous processing and, creating modules. The final step is to secure your PowerShell, so you will land in the last module, Securing and Debugging PowerShell, which covers PowerShell execution policies, error handling techniques, and testing.
By the end of the book, you will be an expert in using the PowerShell language.
What you will learn
- Optimize code through the use of functions, switches, and looping structures
- Install PowerShell on your Linux system
- Use variables, hashes, and arrays to store data
- Work with Objects and Operators to test and manipulate data
- Parse and manipulate different data types
- Write .NET classes with ease within the PowerShell
- Create and implement regular expressions in PowerShell scripts
- Deploy applications and code with PowerShell’s Package management modules
- Leverage session-based remote management
- Manage files, folders, and registries through the use of PowerShell
Who This Book Is For
If you are a system administrator who wants to become an expert in controlling and automating your Windows environment, then this book is for you. It is also for those new to the PowerShell language.
Table of Contents
- Introduction to PowerShell
- Working with PowerShell
- Modules and Snap-Ins
- Working with Objects in PowerShell
- Variables, Hashtables, and Arrays
- Branching and looping
- Working with .NET
- Data parsing and manipulation
- Regular Expressions
- Files, folders and the Registry
- Windows Management Instrumentation
- HTML, XML and JSON
- Working with REST and SOAP web interface
- Remoting and remote management
- Error Handling
About the Author
Chris Dent is a professional PowerShell developer based in and around London with over 8 years experience in that language alone. He is also proficient in C #, VBScript, Perl, and Python, but PowerShell is his favorite by a wide margin. He is also the author of dnshell.
He has described himself as being a tool set / module developer (he rarely writes scripts in the one-off sense); he has a deep interested in formalized development approaches, continuous integration, secure coding practices, and creating supportable automation frameworks within organizations.
Brenton JW 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, I 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 specialization sits on top of 15 years experience spread across (predominantly Microsoft) systems, (Juniper and Cisco) networking, and security.