PowerShell and WMI

Covers 150 Practical Techniques

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About The Book

Summary
PowerShell and WMI is an example-driven guide for administrators managing networks of Windows servers and desktops. With 150 practical examples, including ready-to-reuse scripts and techniques, you'll learn the ins and outs of automating WMI via PowerShell v3. You'll also find deep coverage of all aspects of Windows administration, including IIS, DNS and Hyper-V.

About the Technology
WMI, on its own, is simply a collection of Windows management facilities. Paired with PowerShell, however, WMI becomes a brilliant toolset for automating servers, networks, and remote Windows computers.

About the Book
PowerShell and WMI is an industrial-strength guide for administrators of Windows networks, servers, and desktops. You'll start with practical overviews of PowerShell and of WMI. Then you'll explore 150 specific examples—all with ready-to-use scripts—designed to simplify your day-to-day system management. Each tested technique is configured to load as part of a PowerShell module.

A set of handy appendixes includes references for PowerShell and WMI. Prior exposure to PowerShell and WMI is helpful but not required.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

What's Inside

 

  • Managing Windows, IIS, and Hyper-V
  • Remote desktops and devices
  • Logs, jobs, and performance
  • New PowerShell v3 WMI functionality

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Table of Contents

PART 1 TOOLS OF THE TRADE
  1. Solving administrative challenges
  2. Using PowerShell
  3. WMI in depth
  4. Best practices and optimization

 
PART 2 WMI IN THE ENTERPRISE?
  1. System documentation
  2. Disk systems
  3. Registry administration
  4. Filesystem administration
  5. Services and processes
  6. Printers
  7. Configuring network adapters
  8. Managing IIS
  9. Configuring a server
  10. Users and security
  11. Logs, jobs, and performance
  12. Administering Hyper-V with PowerShell and WMI

 
PART 3 THE FUTURE: POWERSHELL V3 AND WMI
  1. WMI over WSMAN
  2. Your own WMI cmdlets
  3. CIM cmdlets and sessions

 

About The Author

Richard Siddaway is an experienced all-around Windows administrator with two decades of experience. He's the author of PowerShell in Practice and PowerShell and WMI, and coauthor of PowerShell in Depth.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning Publications (May 10, 2012)
  • Length: 552 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781617290114

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