Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell


Workshop Code: hsts-w10

You will learn:

  • Understanding the basic concepts behind Windows PowerShell
  • Working with the Pipeline
  • Understanding how the Pipeline works
  • Using PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Formatting output
  • Using WMI and CIM
  • Preparing for scripting
  • Moving from a command to a script to a module
  • Administering remote computers
  • Putting the various Windows PowerShell components together
  • Using background gobs and scheduled jobs
  • Using advanced PowerShell techniques and profiles

Workshop Description

This workshop provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell 4.0 for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. Students will learn to execute and monitor scripts more efficiently through more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, enhanced job scheduling, and Windows PowerShell Web Access. Learn Windows PowerShell with greater ease through improved cmdlet discovery and simplified, consistent syntax across all cmdlets. Write Windows PowerShell scripts quicker and more intuitively through the new Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) that enables script sharing, which connects IT pros to a larger Windows PowerShell user community. The workshop is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and while it is specifically focused on Windows PowerShell v4.0, is also relevant in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments.


Workshop Prerequisites

Previous Windows Server and Windows Client management knowledge and hands on experience. Experience installing and configuring Windows Server into existing enterprise environments, or as standalone installations. Knowledge and experience of network adapter configuration, basic Active Directory user administration, and basic disk configuration.

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Workshop Info

Highlights

  • 6 hour hands-on training led by experienced instructors
  • Digital workshop contents

Enrollment Fee

$190 per 6 hour workshop

Location

  • HacDC's office (1525 Newton St, NW, Ste 212 Washington DC, 20010) located 2 blocks from the Columbia Height metro

Time

  • Saturdays 9AM-4:30PM (1 hour Lunch)
  • Weekdays 6:30PM-9:30 PM

Workshop Registration Form

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Workshop Outline

1- Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

  • Opening and Configuring Windows PowerShell
  • Discovering, Learning and Running Windows PowerShell Commands
  • Command and Parameter Syntax

2- 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
  • Passing Data by Using the ByValue and ByPropertyName techniques

3- Using PSProviders and PSDrives

  • Using PSProviders
  • Using PSDrives

4- Formatting Output

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

5- Querying Management Information by Using WMI and CIM

  • Understanding WMI and CIM
  • Querying Data with WMI and CIM
  • Making Changes by Using WMI and CIM

6- Preparing for Scripting

  • Creating Using and Managing Variables
  • Configuring Shell Scripting Security

The following topics may be included at the discretion of your instructor.

7- Moving from a Command to Script to Module

  • Moving from Command to Script
  • Moving from Script to Function to Module
  • Implementing Basic Error Handling
  • Using Basic Scripting Constructs
  • Exploring Other Scripting Features

8- Administering Remote Computers

  • Using Basic Remoting
  • Using Advanced Remoting Techniques
  • Using Remoting Sessions

9- Putting it All Together

  • Provisioning a New Server Core Instance
  • Planning Your Windows PowerShell Script
  • Configuring Server Core Computers Using Windows PowerShell

10- Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

  • Creating and Managing Background Jobs
  • Creating and Managing Scheduled Jobs

11- Using Profiles and Advanced PowerShell Techniques

  • Manipulating Data and Objects by Using Advanced Techniques and Operators
  • Creating and Managing Profile Scripts
  • Connecting to Remote Computers by Using Alternative Credentials