Book: Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0
PowerShell is a scripting language built into Windows Server 2008 R2 servers. PowerShell is designed to help you perform routine and repetitive tasks in a scriptable fashion. PowerShell helps alleviate many of the time-consuming and tedious tasks administrators have had to do in the past. You may have used various scripting technologies over the years to accomplish these tasks; however, in PowerShell 2.0, you have a better tool than you have ever had when working with Microsoft environments. PowerShell 2.0 was launched with the release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. You can now leverage tons of new built-in capabilities to help make administering your server easier. It is quickly growing to become the scripting tool of choice for Microsoft operating systems and applications. In many cases, PowerShell has replaced former command prompt tools or has been incorporated into new tools. PowerShell provides a common language you can use to manage any of your Microsoft infrastructure that supports PowerShell scripting.
Learn to automate the top server operating system, Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows PowerShell 2.0 allows you to automate nearly any task for managing Windows Server, going from dozens of clicks to a single command, and repeated tasks to automated tasks. Using screen shots and helpful exercises, this book walks you through the many benefits of automating Windows Server with PowerShell 2.0, such as allowing for scalable, flexible, and rapid deployments and changes; increasing cost effectiveness; providing a timely return on IT investment; lowering labor headcount; creating secure computing environments; and establishing reliable enterprise infrastructures. In addition, real-world examples provide reinforced learning, aimed at ensuring that you work as efficiently and effectively as possible by automating both simple and complex administrative tasks with Powershell 2.0.
Explains how to automate both simple and complex tasks in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Powershell 2.0
Addresses how Windows Server 2008 R2 comes with more than 550 cmdlets, allowing you to automate nearly anything
Offers numerous real-world examples, end-of-chapter exercises, and helpful screen shots to reinforce your learning process
The power is in your hands! Start working smarter, not harder, by automating Windows Server 2008 R2 tasks with Powershell 2.0.