PowerShell Real-World Admin Tasks (TechMentor Fall 2011)


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  • TechMentor Las Vegas 2011
  • TechMentor Las Vegas 2011
  • PowerShell Real-World Admin Tasks (TechMentor Fall 2011)

    1. 1. Real-World Admin Tasks in Windows PowerShell Don Jones ConcentratedTech.com Learn Windows PowerShell in 2 Days / Part 2
    2. 2. Welcome! <ul><li>This is one of four sessions designed to teach specific Windows PowerShell skills </li></ul><ul><li>Don Jones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows PowerShell MVP Award Recipient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerShell Columnist for Microsoft TechNet Magazine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Decision Maker” Columnist for Redmond Magazine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author, Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-Author, Windows PowerShell v2.0: TFM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creator of numerous self-paced PowerShell training videos for CBTNuggets.com. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>We’re going to take some common administrative tasks for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, and accomplish them in PowerShell </li></ul><ul><li>Any scripts we write will remain simplistic – think “batch files” vs. “programming.” A later session will focus on more formal scripting and modularization. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Think On This… <ul><li>I’ll be focusing on tasks that demonstrate re-usable patterns – meaning the same techniques can be used to accomplish a lot more </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll focus on discovery, self-learning, and reinforcing core skills </li></ul>
    5. 5. PowerShell Proverbs <ul><li>If you aren’t willing to read – really read, not just look at – PowerShell’s help files, you will fail. </li></ul><ul><li>Harsh, but true. RTFM. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Caution: Demos Ahead! <ul><li>Please note: This session is built primarily around demonstrations, and answering your questions. You won’t see many slides. </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re looking for additional written resources, there are lots to choose from (including many free ones) – the closing slide will list some key URLs </li></ul>
    7. 7. Bonus <ul><li>I’ll post any scripts, as well as these slides. </li></ul><ul><li>Download location will be listed at the end of this session. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t bother copying down commands – you’ll be able to download the whole session! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Let’s Begin <ul><li>We’ll be walking through several tasks that I’ve dreamed up… </li></ul><ul><li>… but I’ll also be asking you for input on what, specifically, we should do. Feel free to make suggestions for other tasks I can demo. </li></ul><ul><li>We’re focused on Windows. Not SQL Server, not Exchange, not SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, some server components aren’t “ PowerShelled ” – DNS, DHCP, etc. So we won ’ t focus on those either. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Thank You! <ul><li>Please feel free to hit me up with any remaining questions between sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Please submit a session evaluation! These are an extremely important part of ensuring that the conference continues to provide you with the education you need! </li></ul><ul><li>Resources and URLs on the next slide… </li></ul>
    10. 10. Remember! <ul><li>Slides, and scripts will be posted within a few days. </li></ul><ul><li>You’re welcome to download whatever you like; please don’t re-post anything elsewhere on the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>For the download URL, see my Twitter feed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>@concentrateddon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter.com/concentrateddon </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. More PowerShell Resources <ul><li>Web Sites </li></ul><ul><li>ShellHub.com </li></ul><ul><li>Bit.ly/DonJones </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube.com/ ConcentratedDon </li></ul><ul><li>ITPro. ConcentratedTech.com </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you again for attending! </li></ul><ul><li>Available Here! </li></ul>