PowerShell Troubleshooting Guide
By Michael Shepard
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: November 2014
Pages: 206

Windows PowerShell provides an amazing platform for administrative scripting and automation. Understanding the PowerShell language will enable you to spend less time troubleshooting and be more effective when debugging is required. PowerShell also includes several avenues to provide feedback from your code that will make your troubleshooting and debugging time more profitable.

Improved coding practices combined with useful diagnostic information can lead to results quickly. This book starts with background information on the purposes of automation and PowerShell's entrance into Microsoft's automation strategy, and also answers the question of whether scripting (and specifically PowerShell scripting) is essentially different than traditional programming. A brief overview of the main features of the PowerShell language along with examples is provided. Focus is placed on proper script design and use of PowerShell features in an attempt to reduce the need for troubleshooting.

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Excellent book

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  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

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    Comments about oreilly PowerShell Troubleshooting Guide:

    I bought the book because I had problems with some Power shell scripts that I was working on. From the moment I started reading it I found the answers I was looking for to my questions. This is a good book for people that are learning to use PowerShell.

     
    5.0

    I loved this book and best practices

    By Harshul

    from Hyderabad, India

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      Comments about oreilly PowerShell Troubleshooting Guide:

      This book is a single place where you can find best practices and possible troubleshooting skills for Windows PowerShell. It covers basic stuff with all the possible basic stuff. As a PowerShell community member, I give thumbs up to this book, worth reading it at least once.

       
      4.0

      PS Best Practices all in one book

      By DexterPOSH

      from Bangalore

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      • Concise
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        Comments about oreilly PowerShell Troubleshooting Guide:

        This Book has to offer so much more than just troubleshooting. Author starts with a PowerShell primer and focuses on the 3 cmdlets (Get-Help, Get-Command & Get-Member ) which often many people overlook.

        I liked the approach from the Author on Troubleshooting process first know the best practices and follow those once you do it the troubleshooting process comes in.

        That's why he explains the peculiarities in PowerShell in second chapter and then the adopted PowerShell practices in the third chapter ( Filter left, Format right ).

        The best chapter of the book is the chapter 4 on PowerShell professionalism as the Author covers 4 most important aspects of when you are writing Production grade Scripts:
        1. Naming Convention
        2. Modularization
        3. Version Control
        4. Unit testing

        Unit testing examples using Pester are really good as they give you a good peek into what Pester can do for you.

        Chapter 5 is all about how to use PowerShell proactively to improve our scripts.
        Chapter 6 talks about when you deploy PowerShell scripts targeting a version, what to check so that there are no surprises.
        Right now in process of reading chapter 7 , till now the book has been a good read and it brushes all the good practices I have picked by following the forums and going through the Scripts of others.

        This Book is for you if you have already grasped basics of PowerShell and write scripts for your environment and you want your scripts to follow all the adopted best practices as that will help you later on troubleshoot them.

         
        4.0

        Enjoy going through the book

        By prashant

        from bangalore

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            Comments about oreilly PowerShell Troubleshooting Guide:

            This book has good understanding of basic concept.

            it also cover WMI concept which is an ace but it should be more then it has.

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