M10325: Automating Administration with Windows Powershell 2

5 Day Course
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Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M10325

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This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to utilize Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration, including Active Directory administration. No prior experience with any version of Windows PowerShell, or any scripting language, is assumed.


On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain how Windows PowerShell works
  • Use Windows PowerShell as an interactive, command-line shell
  • Use Core Windows PowerShell cmdlets for everyday purpose
  • Customize the output using Windows PowerShell Formatting Subsystem
  • Explain what Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is and how it can be used from Windows PowerShell
  • Manage Active Directory objects using Windows PowerShell cmdlets
  • Write basic Windows PowerShell scripts that execute batches of commands
  • Work with Windows PowerShell’s background jobs and remote administration functionality
  • Masterthe scripting language of Windows PowerShell
  • Use advancedtechniques related to structured programming within Windows PowerShell
  • Automate Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration using Windows PowerShell
  • Identify the best practices for working with Windows PowerShell.

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Fundamentals for Using Windows PowerShell v2 (3 topics)

  • Windows PowerShell Technology Background and Overview
  • Windows PowerShell as an Interactive Command-Line Shell
  • Using the Windows PowerShell Pipeline

Understanding and Using the Formatting System (2 topics)

  • Understanding the Formatting System
  • Using the Formatting System

Core Windows PowerShell Cmdlets (3 topics)

  • Core Cmdlets for Everyday Use
  • Comparison Operators, Pipeline Filtering, and Object Enumeration
  • Advanced Pipeline Techniques

Windows Management Instrumentation (2 topics)

  • Windows Management Instrumentation Overview
  • Using Windows Management Instrumentation

Automating Active Directory Administration (3 topics)

  • Active Directory Automation Overview
  • Managing Users and Groups
  • Managing Computers and Other Directory Objects

Windows PowerShell Scripts (3 topics)

  • Script Security
  • Basic Scripts
  • Parameterized Scripts

Background Jobs and Remote Administration (2 topics)

  • Working with Background Jobs
  • Using Windows PowerShell Remoting

Advanced Windows PowerShell Tips and Tricks (3 topics)

  • Using Profiles
  • Re-Using Scripts and Functions
  • Writing Comment-Based Help

Automating Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration (6 topics)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2Modules Overview
  • Server Manager Cmdlets Overview
  • Group Policy Cmdlets Overview
  • Troubleshooting Pack Overview
  • Best Practices Analyzer Cmdlets Overview
  • IIS Cmdlets Overview

Reviewing and Reusing Windows PowerShell Scripts (2 topics)

  • Example Script Overview
  • Understanding Scripts

Writing Your Own Windows PowerShell Scripts (6 topics)

  • Variables, Arrays, Escaping, and More Operators
  • What isScope?
  • Scripting Constructs
  • Error Trapping and Handling
  • Debugging Techniques
  • Modularization

Labs (23 topics)

  • Lab 1: Using Windows PowerShell as an Interactive Command-Line Shell
  • Lab 2: Using the Windows PowerShell Pipeline
  • Lab 3: Using the Formatting Subsystem
  • Lab 4: Using the Core Cmdlets
  • Lab 5: Filtering and Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline
  • Lab 6: Using Pipeline Parameter Binding
  • Lab 7: Using WMI in Windows PowerShell
  • Lab 8: Managing Users and Groups
  • Lab 9: Managing Computers and Other Directory Objects
  • Lab 10: Writing Windows PowerShell Scripts
  • Lab 11: Working with Background Jobs
  • Lab 12: Using Windows PowerShell Remoting
  • Lab 13: Advanced PowerShell Tips and Tricks
  • Lab 14: Using the Server Manager Cmdlets
  • Lab 15: Using the Group Policy Cmdlets
  • Lab 16: Using the Troubleshooting Pack Cmdlets
  • Lab 17: Using the Best Practice Analyzer Cmdlets
  • Lab 18: Using the IIS Cmdlets
  • Lab 19: Using Variables and Arrays
  • Lab 20: Using Scripting Constructs
  • Lab 21: Error Trapping and Handling
  • Lab 22: Debugging a Script
  • Lab 23: Modularization


* Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation * Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting * Experience with Active Directory technologies and implementation, including Group Policy * Experience with Windows Server 2008 Web application server technologies and implementation

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