Learn powershell scripting in a month of lunches ebook

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learn powershell scripting in a month of lunches ebook

Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches by Don Jones

Summary

Packed with hands-on labs to reinforce what youre learning, Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches is the best way to learn PowerShell scripting and toolmaking. Just set aside one hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—for each self-contained lesson. Youll move quickly through core scripting concepts and start working on four real-world, practical tools. Each chapter adds more functionality, including custom formatting, error handling, parameterized input, input validation, help files and documentation, and more.

About this Book

You dont have to be a software developer to build PowerShell tools. With this book, a PowerShell user is a step away from becoming a proficient toolmaker. Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches is the best way to learn PowerShell scripting and toolmaking in just one hour a day. Its packed with hands-on labs to reinforce what youre learning. Its an easy-to-follow guide that covers core scripting concepts using four practical examples. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you add custom formatting, error handling, input validation, help files, and more.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

Whats Inside


Build your own administrative tools Learn by doing with hands-on labs Make scripts that feel like native PowerShell cmdlets
This book does not assume you are a programmer. Experience using PowerShell as a command-line interface is helpful but not required.

About the Authors

Don Jones is a PowerShell MVP, speaker, and trainer. Jeffery Hicks is a PowerShell MVP and an independent consultant, trainer, and author. Don and Jeff coauthored Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition (Manning 2012) and PowerShell in Depth (Manning 2013).

Table of Contents

PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO TOOLMAKING
Before you begin PowerShell scripting overview PowerShells scripting language Simple scripts and functions Scope PART 2 BUILDING AN INVENTORY TOOL Tool design guidelines Advanced functions, part 1 Advanced functions, part 2 Writing help Error handling Debugging techniques Creating custom format views Script and manifest modules Adding database access Interlude: creating a new tool 157 PART 3 ADVANCED TOOLMAKING TECHNIQUES Making tools that make changes

Creating a custom type extension

Creating PowerShell workflows

Troubleshooting pipeline input

Using object hierarchies for complex output Globalizing a function Crossing the line: utilizing the .NET Framework PART 4 CREATING TOOLS FOR DELEGATED ADMINISTRATION Creating a GUI tool, part 1: the GUI Creating a GUI tool, part 2: the code Creating a GUI tool, part 3: the output Creating proxy functions Setting up constrained removing endpoints Never the end
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Discover how scripting is different from command-line PowerShell, as you explore concrete hands-on examples in this handy guide. The book includes and expands on many of the techniques presented in Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches. Automate it! With Microsoft's PowerShell language, you can write scripts to control nearly every aspect of Windows. Just master a few straightforward scripting skills, and you'll be able to eliminate repetitive manual tasks, create custom reusable tools, and build effective pipelines and workflows. Once you start scripting in PowerShell, you'll be amazed at how many opportunities you'll find to save time and effort. Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches teaches you how to expand your command-line PowerShell skills into effective scripts and tools.

PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands interactively and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint, as well as online services like Azure and Office Just set aside one hour a day - lunchtime would be perfect - for a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. Learn PowerShell from the beginning, no experience required! Experience with Windows administration is helpful. No programming or scripting experience needed.

An eBook copy of the previous edition, Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches, is included at no additional cost. It will be automatically added to.
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1. Before you begin

It will be automatically added to your Manning account within 24 hours of purchase. Discover how scripting is different from command-line PowerShell, as you explore concrete hands-on examples in this handy guide. The book includes and expands on many of the techniques presented in Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches. Automate it! With Microsoft's PowerShell language, you can write scripts to control nearly every aspect of Windows. Just master a few straightforward scripting skills, and you'll be able to eliminate repetitive manual tasks, create custom reusable tools, and build effective pipelines and workflows. Once you start scripting in PowerShell, you'll be amazed at how many opportunities you'll find to save time and effort.

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