PowerShell and WMI

PowerShell and WMI is an example-driven guide for administrators managing networks of Windows servers and desktops. With 150 practical examples, including ready-to-reuse scripts and techniques, you’ll learn the ins and outs of automating WMI via PowerShell v3. You’ll find deep coverage of all aspects of Windows administration, including IIS, DNS and Hyper-V.

WMI, on its own, is simply a collection of Windows management facilities. Paired with PowerShell, however, WMI becomes a brilliant toolset for automating servers, networks, and remote Windows computers.

PowerShell and WMI is an industrial-strength guide for administrators of Windows networks, servers, and desktops. You’ll start with practical overviews of PowerShell and of WMI. Then you’ll explore 150 specific examples?all with ready-to-use scripts?designed to simplify your day-to-day system management. Each tested technique is configured to load as part of a PowerShell module.

A set of handy appendixes includes references for PowerShell and WMI. Prior exposure to PowerShell and WMI is helpful but not required.

What’s Inside

  • Managing Windows, IIS, and Hyper-V
  • Remote desktops and devices
  • Logs, jobs, and performance
  • New PowerShell v3 WMI functionality

Table of Contents
Part 1: Tools of the trade
Chapter 1. Solving administrative challenges
Chapter 2. Using PowerShell
Chapter 3. WMI in depth
Chapter 4. Best practices and optimization

Part 2: WMI in the enterprise
Chapter 5. System documentation
Chapter 6. Disk systems
Chapter 7. Registry administration
Chapter 8. Filesystem administration
Chapter 9. Services and processes
Chapter 10. Printers
Chapter 11. Configuring network adapters
Chapter 12. Managing IIS
Chapter 13. Configuring a server
Chapter 14. Users and security
Chapter 15. Logs, jobs, and performance
Chapter 16. Administering Hyper-V with PowerShell and WMI

Part 3: The future: PowerShell v3 and WMI
Chapter 17. WMI over WSMAN
Chapter 18. Your own WMI cmdlets
Chapter 19. CIM cmdlets and sessions

Book Details

  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications (April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617290114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617290114
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