Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell v3.0 (M10961)

In this course, you'll gain the fundamental knowledge & skills to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 for administering & automating the administration of your Windows-based servers. You will focus on primary Windows PowerShell command line features & techniques.

Course Outline

Learn to automate your administration with Windows PowerShell.

In this course, you will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 for administering and automating the administration of your Windows-based servers. You will focus on primary Windows PowerShell command line features and techniques. You will gain prerequisite skills that support different Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, and System Center. This course will not focus on any particular one of those products, although Windows Server (which is the common platform for all of those) will serve as the example for the techniques being taught.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product M10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell v3.0.

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Continue developing your skills after class with 24/7 access to our live remote labs for six months, providing you with valuable extra time for hands-on practice.

What You'll Learn
  • Basic concepts behind Windows PowerShell
  • Work with the Pipeline
  • How the Pipeline works
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Format output
  • Use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Common Information Model (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
Who Needs to Attend
  • IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already experienced in administering and supporting application servers and services, including Exchange, SharePoint, SQL, etc.
  • 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
Follow-On Courses
  • Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (M20341)
Course Outline
1. Windows PowerShell
  • Overview and Background
  • Finding and Running Commands
2. Working with the Pipeline
  • Exporting, Importing, and Converting Data
  • Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
  • Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline
3. How the Pipeline Works
  • Passing Data in the Pipeline ByValue
  • Passing Data in the Pipeline ByPropertyName
4. Using PSProviders and PSDrives
  • PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Using PSDrives
5. Formatting Output
  • Using Basic Formatting
  • Using Advanced Formatting
  • Redirecting Formatted Output
6. Using WMI and CIM
  • Querying Data with WMI/CIM
  • Making Changes with WMI/CIM
7. Prepare for Scripting
  • Using Variables
  • Scripting Security
  • Working with Alternate Credentials
8. Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module
  • Moving From Command to Script
  • Moving From Script to Function to Module
  • Implementing Basic Error Handling
  • Using Basic Scripting Constructs
  • Further Exploration in Scripting
9. Administering Remote Computers
  • Using Basic Remoting
  • Using Remote Sessions
  • Using Remoting for Delegated Administration
10. Putting It All Together
  • Planning the Script
11. Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
  • Using Background Jobs
  • Using Scheduled Jobs
12. Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques and Profiles
  • Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
  • Creating Profile Scripts
Lab 1: Configure Windows PowerShell
  • Configure the Console Application
  • Configure the ISE Application
Lab 2: Find and Run Basic Commands
Lab 3: Work with the Pipeline
  • Retrieve Data, Manipulate Objects, and Customize The Final Display
Lab 4: Exporting, Importing, and Converting Data within Windows PowerShell
Lab 5: Filter Objects Out of the Pipeline
  • Examine Several Commands and Predict their Output
Lab 6: Enumerate Objects in the Pipeline
Lab 7: Work with Pipeline Parameter Binding
  • Examine Several Commands and Predict Whether or Not they will Work as Written
  • Construct New Commands that Utilize Pipeline Parameter Binding
Lab 8: Use PSProviders and PSDrives
Lab 9: Format Output
  • Use Formatting cmdlets to customize those cmdlets output
Lab 10: Work with WMI and CIM
  • Locate and Query WMI Classes to Retrieve Management Information
Lab 11: Work with Security in PowerShell
  • Configure Execution Policy
  • Create and Use Alternate Credentials
Lab 12: Move from Command to Script
  • Convert a Functioning Command into a Parameterized Script
Lab 13: Move from Script to Function to Module
  • Encapsulate a Script into a Function, Turn the Script into a Module, and Add Debugging
Lab 14: Implement Basic Error Handling
  • Add Basic Error Handling Capabilities to a Script
Lab 15: Add Logic to a Script
  • Add a Function to a Script
Lab 16: Work with Remoting
  • Enable Remoting
  • Remotely Manage Machines
Lab 17: Work with PSSessions
  • Import a Module from a Remote Machines
  • Establish and Use Connections with Several Computers
Lab 18: Remote for Delegated Administration
  • Create and Register a Custom Session Configuration
  • Test the Custom Session Configuration
Lab 19: Configure a New Server Core Installation
  • Determine Server Cores IP Address
  • Add Server Core Computers IP Address to Local TrustedHosts List
  • Add the Server Core Computer to a Domain and Configurea DHCP Reservation
  • Add Specified Roles and Features to the Server Core Computer
Lab 20: Work with Background Jobs
  • Start Background Job
  • Manage Existing Jobs
Lab 21: Work with Scheduled Jobs
  • Create, Run, and Retrieve Data Using Scheduled Jobs
Lab 22: Practice Advanced Techniques
  • Create a Profile Script that Defines Several Parameter Defaults

Training Location

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