Windows PowerShell Cookbook, 2nd Edition
The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft's New Command Shell
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2010
Pages: 884

Do you know how to use Windows PowerShell to navigate the filesystem and manage files and folders? Or how to retrieve a web page? This introduction to the PowerShell language and scripting environment provides more than 430 task-oriented recipes to help you solve the most complex and pressing problems, and includes more than 100 tried-and-tested scripts that intermediate to advanced system administrators can copy and use immediately.

You'll find hands-on tutorials on fundamentals, common tasks, and administrative jobs that you can apply whether you're on a client or server version of Windows. You also get quick references to technologies used in conjunction with PowerShell, including format specifiers and frequently referenced registry keys to selected .NET, COM, and WMI classes. With Windows PowerShell Cookbook, you’ll get more done in less time.

  • Take a tour of PowerShell’s core features, including the command model, object-based pipeline, and ubiquitous scripting
  • Learn PowerShell fundamentals such as the interactive shell and fundamental pipeline and object concepts
  • Perform common tasks that involve working with files, Internet-connected scripts, user interaction, and more
  • Solve tasks in systems and enterprise management, such as working with Active Directory, the filesystem, registry, event logs, processes, and services
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Excellent. Concise, accurate, useful

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    Comments about O'Reilly Media Windows PowerShell Cookbook, 2nd Edition:

    This second edition of the PowerShell Cookbook is an excellent upgrade to the original. Not only does it cover the new features of PowerShell v2, but many of the examples throughout the book have been updated.

    This is NOT the book you want if you're trying to learn how to script. But if you're an experienced scripter moving to PowerShell, this is perfect, with lots of useful code you can use and real world examples. This is the first (and almost always the last) book I reach for when I'm writing a new script.

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      Comments about O'Reilly Media Windows PowerShell Cookbook, 2nd Edition:

      This is both a excellent PowerShell V2 book and a great improvement on the first edition of this book!

      PowerShell Cookbook takes you through all the aspects of PowerShell and provides practical and relevant examples of how to unlock the power in PowerShell. The book contains great sample scripts but also the explanation of what those scripts are doing. This edition is a significant and useful improvement over the first edition!

      This book is great both for newbies, as it gently take you through PowerShell's nooks and crannies, but it's also great for those who know the product. I've learned two new things since getting the book!

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