By Brenton J.W. Blawat

Master the artwork of automating and coping with your home windows atmosphere utilizing PowerShell

About This Book

  • Construct scripts through following confirmed most sensible practices to automate redundant tasks
  • Delve into real-world examples to appreciate the way to simplify the administration of your home windows environment
  • Get to grips with PowerShell's complicated capabilities and successfully administer your system

Who This e-book Is For

If you're a process administrator who desires to develop into a professional in controlling and automating your home windows setting, then this booklet is for you. past wisdom of PowerShell's middle components and functions is needed for this book.

What you are going to Learn

  • Utilize variables, hashes, and arrays to shop data
  • Parse and manage diversified info types
  • Optimize code by using features, switches, and looping structures
  • Create and enforce average expressions in PowerShell scripts
  • Leverage session-based distant management
  • Manage records, folders, and registries by using PowerShell
  • Discover the simplest practices to regulate Microsoft systems

In Detail

PowerShell is instantly changing into the de facto regular for scripting in Microsoft home windows environments. It allows the automation of in a different way complicated projects, delivering interactivity among diverse products.

Beginning with PowerShell basics, this publication progresses by means of supplying the complicated talents required to grasp automation. you are going to the way to care for information and operations on a number of facts kinds and constructions, and notice the concepts of information manipulation and parsing. relocating on, you'll find out about using usual expressions and comparability operators. errors dealing with thoughts will provide help to establish and put off error. This ebook additionally presents most sensible practices for scripting and methods to lessen the quantity of code required to accomplish tasks.

By the tip of this booklet, it is possible for you to to create quite a few PowerShell scripts and effectively automate your atmosphere and turn into the go-to person.

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The asterisk wildcard designates that the expression can match any values before or after the stated word, depending on where the asterisk is placed. The question mark allows you to match any values present between two strings. txt. Any values between those characters will be returned as True. " If ($myexample –like "*shell*") { Write-Host "The variable has a word that is like shell" } If ($myexample –notlike "*that*") { Write-Host "The variable doesn't have a word that is like that" } [ 40 ] Chapter 3 The output of this command is shown in the following screenshot: The preceding script displays the string $myexample, for which you search for the value of shell.

The previous command displays a query of the services on a box and uses the Count method to obtain the quantity of services. The system in this example has 210 services. The second method to count objects is used for instances in your scripts where you need to determine the length or the number of characters in a string. This is completed by using the Length method. The Length method will count the number of characters in a string, including spaces, and output the quantity of characters. A common scenario where you would use the Length method is with Windows file and folder paths.

Com/en-us/library/ee692801. aspx. The last formatting technique important for scripting is converting system time/ ticks to legible time formats. This is achieved by calling the [DateTime] class and leveraging the FromFileTime method. The preceding example displays formatting the tick number of 130752344000000000, leveraging the [DateTime] class, and formatting it to Monday, May 04, 2015 1:33:20 PM. This is useful for system attributes that are only displayed in tick format such as LastLogonTimestamp or LastBootUpTime.

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