10961 Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

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Learn how with Windows PowerShell 3.0, you can remotely manage single or multiple Windows-based servers and automate day-to-day management and administration tasks.


After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand the basic concepts behind Windows PowerShell
  • Work with the Pipeline
  • Understand How the Pipeline Works
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Format Output
  • Use WMI and CIM
  • Prepare for Scripting
  • Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module
  • Administer Remote Computers
  • Put the various Windows PowerShell components together
  • Use Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
  • Use Advanced PowerShell Techniques and Profiles


This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already experienced in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications like Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL. It is broadly intended for students who want to use Windows PowerShell to automate administrative tasks from the command line, using any Microsoft or independent software vendor (ISV) product that supports Windows PowerShell manageability.This course is not intended to be a scripting or programming course, and includes only basic coverage of scripting and programming topics. Students are not expected to have prior scripting or programming experience, and are not expected to have prior Windows PowerShell experience.


Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

  • Overview and Background
  • Finding and Learning Commands
  • Running Commands
  • Lab : Configuring Windows PowerShell
  • Lab : Finding and Running Basic Commands

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
  • Lab : Using the Pipeline
  • Lab : Converting, Exporting, and Importing Objects
  • Lab : Filtering Objects
  • Lab : Enumerating Objects

Understanding How the Pipeline Works

  • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Value
  • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Property Name
  • Lab : Working with Pipeline Parameter Binding

Using PSProviders and PSDrives

  • Using PSProviders
  • Using PSDrives
  • Lab : Using PSProviders and PSDrives

Formatting Output

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

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
  • Lab : Working with WMI and CIM

Preparing for Scripting

  • Using Variables
  • Scripting Security
  • Lab : Working with Security in Windows PowerShell

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
  • Lab : Moving From Command to Script
  • Lab : Moving From Script to Function to Module
  • Lab : Implementing Basic Error Handling
  • Lab : Creating an Advanced Function

Administering Remote Computers

  • Using Basic Remoting
  • Using Advanced Remoting Techniques
  • Using Remoting Sessions
  • Lab : Using Basic Remoting
  • Lab : Using Remoting Sessions

Putting it All Together

  • Provisioning a New Server Core Instance
  • Lab : Provisioning a New Server Core Installation

Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

  • Using Background Jobs
  • Using Scheduled Jobs
  • Lab : Using Background Jobs
  • Lab : Using Scheduled Jobs

Using Profiles and Advanced PowerShell Techniques

  • Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
  • Creating Profile Scripts
  • Working With Alternative Credentials
  • Lab : Practicing Advanced Techniques

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Online - Self paced
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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