This session will explore how Windows Powershell v2.0 can automate administrative tasks to manage critical web infrastructure systems in the data center. The session will include topics on how to monitor and manage Windows Server 2008 systems. We will discuss how to use Windows Powershell cmdlets and WMI to retrieve local and remote information and execute tasks that can be performed on a daily basis. Then we will focus on how Windows Powershell can make it easier for IT Professionals to manage Active Directory to administer network accounts and publish shared folders. Next, we will explore how Windows Powershell Snap-in for IIS can be used to efficiently manage web servers in a web farm to decrease administrative overhead. Then we will show you how Windows Powershell snap-in included in SQL Server 2008 can make it easier for IT Professionals to administer backend databases.