Enterprise PowerShell Scripting Bootcamp

by Brenton J.W. Blawat
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Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: May 18, 2017

ISBN: 9781787281158

Binding: Kobo eBook

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The quick start guide for an advanced enterprise PowerShell framework

About This Book

  • Introduces industry-proven techniques that improve script efficiency and reliability
  • Example-rich guide based on real-world scenarios
  • Facilitates building a script that can fully scan a Windows server and identify components

Who This Book Is For

This book is for IT professionals and Windows administrators who would like to gain intensive, hands-on knowledge and skills on PowerShell without spending hours and hours in learning. If you have been struggling to find the time to gain proficiency and confidence with PowerShell and everyday scripting tasks

What You Will Learn

  • Create an advanced PowerShell scripting template that provides repeatable code to jumpstart all of your scripting projects
  • Learn how to securely encrypt and store usernames, passwords, and other sensitive data in PowerShell scripts and answer files
  • Understand how to optimize the performance of scripts to help process large datasets quickly and avoid time-consuming mistakes
  • Develop a script to scan for non-standard Windows Server configurations and identify service accounts used on Windows Servers
  • Gather a large list of data from a Windows server without locally or remotely logging in interactively

In Detail

Enterprise PowerShell Scripting Bootcamp explains how to create your own repeatable PowerShell scripting framework. This framework contains script logging methodologies, answer file interactions, and string encryption and decryption strategies.

This book focuses on evaluating individual components to identify the system's function, role, and unique characteristics. To do this, you will leverage built-in CMDlets and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to explore Windows services, Windows processes, Windows features, scheduled tasks, and disk statistics.