Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0

Learn to automate the top server operating system, Windows Server 2008 R2Windows PowerShell 2.0 allows you to automate nearly any task for managing Windows Server, going from dozens of clicks to a single command, and repeated tasks to automated tasks. Using screen shots and helpful exercises, this book walks you through the many benefits of automating Windows Server with PowerShell 2.0, such as allowing for scalable, flexible, and rapid deployments and changes; increasing cost effectiveness; providing a timely return on IT investment; lowering labor headcount; creating secure computing environments; and establishing reliable enterprise infrastructures. In addition, real-world examples provide reinforced learning, aimed at ensuring that you work as efficiently and effectively as possible by automating both simple and complex administrative tasks with Powershell 2.0.

  • Explains how to automate both simple and complex tasks in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Powershell 2.0
  • Addresses how Windows Server 2008 R2 comes with more than 550 cmdlets, allowing you to automate nearly anything
  • Offers numerous real-world examples, end-of-chapter exercises, and helpful screen shots to reinforce your learning process

The power is in your hands! Start working smarter, not harder, by automating Windows Server 2008 R2 tasks with Powershell 2.0.

From the Back Cover
Automate just about anything with PowerShell’s cmdlets

PowerShell is designed to help Windows administrators automate or manipulate almost any task, from simple to complex. If you’d like to take advantage of all of this timesaving technology but don’t know where to start, this practical guide is for you. Packed with step-by-step instructions and real-world examples, this book demystifies PowerShell once and for all. Get up to speed on PowerShell 2.0 features and functions that will save time and effort on tasks you do every day. Coverage includes:

  • Installing and configuring PowerShell 2.0 and learning the syntax and grammar
  • Writing scripts with PowerShell
  • Understanding PowerShell’s built-in aliases and functions
  • Using PowerShell’s new remoting capabilities
  • Managing Active Directory®, desktops, and IIS web servers
  • Using PowerShell with virtualization and deployment services
  • Developing at the command prompt and building your own GUI
  • Creating custom cmdlets to make you even more productive

Book Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex (May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118013867
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118013861
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  1. ebookreader says:

    I hate epubs – they’re so ugly! Can’t it be pdf instead for all books?

  2. olo says:

    epubs suck

  3. sidh says:

    I can’t open this epub neither in Adobe Digital Edition nor in Sony Reader for PC.

    Does someone could test this epub , please ?

  4. Wow! says:

    Please ensure filesize is 37.8 MB (39585451 bytes). If not, download it again.

  5. sidh says:


    I did check twice, the size is ok . So it seems it is not a corrupted file.

    The MD5sum is a37e2d77a273c113736d31c4c9ec09f8 (I used winMd5Sum portable apps)
    Can you confirm it is the right md5sum ?

  6. Wow! says:

    MD5 checksum is 0b645ff7e8a14ca137d1f6c93c4dc03b
    Please download again with other browser.

  7. Wow! says:

    File: Sybex.Automating.Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.R2.with.Windows.PowerShell.2.0.May.2011.epub
    CRC-32: 5769786b
    MD4: 7886d0a7d8050bbf640082264305d94e
    MD5: 0b645ff7e8a14ca137d1f6c93c4dc03b
    SHA-1: 63b07fd035035bef58cfa5fea583ab002f3ed822

  8. sidh says:

    I downloaded the file with Chrome this time, and I have the same MD5sum as with Firefox (so this is different from yours). The MD5 sum you provided is the one for the file hosted on prefiles? if not could you re-upload it to prefiles ?

    Thanks for your support


  9. Wow! says:

    The file was re-uploaded.
    Please download again.

    Thank you for comment 🙂

  10. sidh says:


    This time everything is OK, I have the righ MD5sum (same as yours) and both epub reader can read it perfectly.

    Thank you very much !


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