Learn Powershell Toolmaking In A Month Of Lunches

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Summary

Packed with hands-on labs to reinforce what you're learning, Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches is the best way to learn PowerShell scripting and toolmaking. Just set aside one hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—for each self-contained lesson. You'll move quickly through core scripting concepts and start working on four real-world, practical tools. Each chapter adds more functionality, including custom formatting, error handling, parameterized input, input validation, help files and documentation, and more.

About this Book

You don't have to be a software developer to build PowerShell tools. With this book, a PowerShell user is a step away from becoming a proficient toolmaker. Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches is the best way to learn PowerShell scripting and toolmaking in just one hour a day. It's packed with hands-on labs to reinforce what you're learning. It's an easy-to-follow guide that covers core scripting concepts using four practical examples. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you add custom formatting, error handling, input validation, help files, and more.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

What's Inside

  • Build your own administrative tools
  • Learn by doing with hands-on labs
  • Make scripts that feel like native PowerShell cmdlets

This book does not assume you are a programmer. Experience using PowerShell as a command-line interface is helpful but not required.

About the Authors

Don Jones is a PowerShell MVP, speaker, and trainer. Jeffery Hicks is a PowerShell MVP and an independent consultant, trainer, and author. Don and Jeff coauthored Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition (Manning 2012) and PowerShell in Depth (Manning 2013).

Table of Contents

PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO TOOLMAKING
  1. Before you begin
  2. PowerShell scripting overview
  3. PowerShell's scripting language
  4. Simple scripts and functions
  5. Scope
  6. PART 2 BUILDING AN INVENTORY TOOL
  7. Tool design guidelines
  8. Advanced functions, part 1
  9. Advanced functions, part 2
  10. Writing help
  11. Error handling
  12. Debugging techniques
  13. Creating custom format views
  14. Script and manifest modules
  15. Adding database access
  16. Interlude: creating a new tool 157
  17. PART 3 ADVANCED TOOLMAKING TECHNIQUES
  18. Making tools that make changes

  19. Creating a custom type extension

  20. Creating PowerShell workflows

  21. Troubleshooting pipeline input

  22. Using object hierarchies for complex output
  23. Globalizing a function
  24. Crossing the line: utilizing the .NET Framework
  25. PART 4 CREATING TOOLS FOR DELEGATED ADMINISTRATION
  26. Creating a GUI tool, part 1: the GUI
  27. Creating a GUI tool, part 2: the code
  28. Creating a GUI tool, part 3: the output
  29. Creating proxy functions
  30. Setting up constrained removing endpoints
  31. Never the end



Learn Windows Powershell In A Month Of Lunches

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Author by : Don Jones
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Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for administrators. Just set aside one hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—for a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. You'll start with the basics—what is PowerShell and what can you do with it. Then, you'll move systematically through the techniques and features you'll use to make your job easier and your day shorter.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

About the Technology

PowerShell is both a language and an administrative shell with which you can control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands immediately, and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint.

About the Book

This book is a tutorial designed for busy administrators. Just set aside one hour a day for a month and you'll learn all the practical techniques you need to make your job easier and your day shorter. This totally revised book covers new PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and later. This edition is appropriate for PowerShell version 3 and later.

Experience with Windows administration is helpful. No programming experience is assumed.

What's Inside

  • Learn PowerShell from the beginning—no experience required!
  • Covers PowerShell 3 and later running on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008R2, and later
  • Each lesson should take you one hour or less

About the Authors

Powershell MVPs Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks bring years as successful trainers to this concise, easy-to-follow book. Don blogs at PowerShell.com and you can find Jeff at jdhitsolutions.com/blog.

Table of Contents

  1. Before you begin
  2. Meet PowerShell
  3. Using the help system
  4. Running commands
  5. Working with providers
  6. The pipeline: connecting commands
  7. Adding commands
  8. Objects: data by another name
  9. The pipeline, deeper
  10. Formatting—and why it's done on the right
  11. Filtering and comparisons
  12. A practical interlude
  13. Remote control: one to one, and one to many
  14. Using Windows Management Instrumentation
  15. Multitasking with background jobs
  16. Working with many objects, one at a time
  17. Security alert!
  18. Variables: a place to store your stuff
  19. Input and output
  20. Sessions: remote control with less work
  21. You call this scripting?
  22. Improving your parameterized script
  23. Advanced remoting configuration
  24. Using regular expressions to parse text files
  25. Additional random tips, tricks, and techniques
  26. Using someone else's script
  27. Never the end
  28. PowerShell cheat sheet



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