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Here's your chance to learn from the best in the business. PowerShell Deep Dives is a trove of essential techniques, practical guidance, and the expert insights you earn only through years of experience. Editors Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisin Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikolic hand-picked the 28 chapters in the book's four parts: Administration, Scripting, Development, and Platforms.

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PowerShell has permanently changed Windows administration. This powerful scripting and automation tool allows you to control virtually every aspect of Windows and most Microsoft servers like IIS and SQL Server. Here's your chance to learn from the best in the business.

About this Book

PowerShell Deep Dives is a trove of essential techniques and practical guidance. It is rich with insights from experts who won them through years of experience. The book's 28 chapters, grouped in four parts (Administration, Scripting, Development, and Platforms), were hand-picked by four section editors: Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisin Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikolic.

Whether you're just getting started with PowerShell or you already use it daily, you'll find yourself returning to this book over and over.

What's Inside
  • Managing systems through a keyhole
  • The Ten Commandments of PowerShell scripting
  • Scalable scripting for large datasets
  • Adding automatic remoting
  • Provisioning web servers and websites automatically to IIS 8
  • And 23 more fantastic chapters

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the AuthorsEditors Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisin Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikolic are joined by PowerShell experts Chris Bellee, Bartek Bielawski, Robert C. Cain, Jim Christopher, Adam Driscoll, Josh Gavant, Jason Helmick, Don Jones, Ashley McGlone, Jonathan Medd, Ben Miller, James O'Neill, Arnaud Petitjean, Vadims Podans, Karl Prosser, Boe Prox, Matthew Reynolds, Mike Robbins, Donabel Santos, Will Steele, Trevor Sullivan, and Jeff Wouters.

Table of Contents
  1. Diagnosing and troubleshooting PowerShell remoting
  2. CIM sessions 22
  3. Collecting and analyzing performance counter data
  4. TCP port communications with PowerShell
  5. Managing systems through a keyhole
  6. Using PowerShell to audit user logon events
  7. Managing and administering a certification authoritydatabase with PowerShell
  8. Using PowerShell to reduce Active Directory token bloat
  10. The 10 PowerShell scripting commandments
  11. Avoiding the pipeline
  12. A template for handling and reporting errors
  13. Tips and tricks for creating complex or advancedHTML reports with PowerShell
  14. Using and "abusing" dynamic parameters
  15. PowerShell type formatting
  16. Scalable scripting for large data sets: pipelineand database techniques
  17. Building your own WMI-based cmdlets
  18. Turning command-line tools into PowerShell tools
  20. Using Source Control Software with PowerShell
  21. Inline .NET code
  22. PowerShell and XML: better together
  23. Adding automatic remoting to advanced functionsand cmdlets
  24. Taming software builds (and other complicated processes)with psake
  26. PowerShell and the SQL Server provider
  27. Creating flexible subscriptions in SSRS
  28. Inventory database table statistics using PowerShellSQL Server Management Objects
  29. WSUS and PowerShell
  30. Provisioning IIS web servers and sites with PowerShell
  31. Active Directory Group Management application

About The Authors

Jeffery Hicks is a PowerShell MVP with 20 years of IT experience. Jeff works as an independent consultant, trainer, and author and he has taught PowerShell to IT Professionals all over the world. He writes the popular Prof.PowerShell column for and is a weekly contributor to the Petri IT Knowledgebase. Jeff blogs frequently on PowerShell related topics at

Richard Siddaway is a multi-year PowerShell MVP, author, speaker and blogger with many years of experience using PowerShell.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (August 5, 2013)
  • Length: 464 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781617291319

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