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Overview

Expert recommendations, pragmatically applied.

Automate system administration using Windows PowerShell best practices—and optimize your operational efficiency. With this practical guide, Windows PowerShell expert and instructor Ed Wilson delivers field-tested tips, real-world examples, and candid advice culled from administrators across a range of business and technical scenarios. If you’re an IT professional with Windows PowerShell experience, this book is ideal.

Discover how to:

  • Use Windows PowerShell to automate Active Directory tasks

  • Explore available WMI classes and methods with CIM cmdlets

  • Identify and track scripting opportunities to avoid duplication

  • Use functions to encapsulate business logic and reuse code

  • Design your script’s best input method and output destination

  • Test scripts by checking their syntax and performance

  • Choose the most suitable method for running remote commands

  • Manage software services with Desired State Configuration

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