Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell


Learn how with Windows PowerShell 4.0, you can remotely manage single or multiple Windows-based servers and automate day-to-day management and administration tasks.

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell 4.0 for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. It focuses on primary Windows PowerShell command-line features and techniques, and will provide prerequisite skills supporting many different Microsoft products. This includes Windows Server, Windows Client, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, System Center, and more. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any one of those products, although Windows Server (which is the common platform for all of those) will serve as the example for the techniques being taught.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Understand the basic concepts behind Windows PowerShell
• Work with the Pipeline
• Understand How the Pipeline Works
• Use PSProviders and PSDrives
• Format Output
• Use WMI and CIM
• Scripting Introduction
• Administer Remote Computers
• Put the various Windows PowerShell components together
• Use Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

Course Outline

Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
• Overview and Background
• Finding and Learning Commands
• Running Commands

Working with the Pipeline
• Understanding the Pipeline
• Selecting, Sorting, and Measuring Objects
• Converting, Exporting, and Importing Objects
• Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
• Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline

Understanding How the Pipeline Works
• Passing Data in the Pipeline By Value
• Passing Data in the Pipeline By Property Name

Using PSProviders and PSDrives
• Using PSProviders
• Using PSDrives

Formatting Output
• Using Basic Formatting
• Using Advanced Formatting
• Redirecting Formatted Output

Querying Management Information by Using WMI and CIM
• Understanding WMI and CIM
• Querying Data with WMI and CIM

Scripting Introduction
• Using Variables
• Scripting Security
• Moving From Command to Script

Administering Remote Computers
• Using Basic Remoting
• Using Advanced Remoting Techniques
• Using Remoting Sessions

Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
• Using Background Jobs
• Using Scheduled Jobs

Length of Class: 
Three Days
Instructor-led or Online: