Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell (M10961)

In this training course, you will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for automating the administration of your Windows-based servers. You will focus on primary Windows PowerShell command line features and techniques. Learn to execute and monitor scripts more efficiently with more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, improved job scheduling, and Windows PowerShell Web Access.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product M10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell, and is taught by official Microsoft instructors.

    Jan 18 2021

    January 18 - 22, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live

    Date: 01/18/2021 - 01/22/2021 (Monday - Friday) | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
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    January 18 - 22, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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    Jan 25 2021

    January 25 - 29, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live

    Date: 01/25/2021 - 01/29/2021 (Monday - Friday) | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
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Windows PowerShell

  • Overview and Background
  • Finding and Running Commands

Cmdlets for administration

  • Active Directory administration cmdlets
  • Network configuration cmdlets
  • Other server administration cmdlets

Working with the Windows PowerShell Pipeline

  • Selecting, Sorting, and Measuring Objects
  • Exporting, Importing, and Converting Data
  • Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
  • Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline

How the Pipeline Works

  • Passing the Pipeline Data
  • Advanced Considerations for Pipeline Data

Using PSProviders and PSDrives

  • PSProviders and PSDrives

Querying System Information Using WMI and CIM

  • Querying Data with WMI/CIM
  • Making Changes with WMI/CIM 

Working with Variables, Arrays, and Hash Tables

  • Using Variables
  • Manipulating Arrays and Hash Tables

Basic Scripting

  • Introduction to Scripting
  • Scripting Constructs
  • Importing Data from Files

Advanced Scripting

  • Accepting User Input
  • Overview of Script Documentation
  • Troubleshooting and Error Handling
  • Functions and Modules

Administering Remote Computers

  • Using Basic Windows PowerShell Remoting
  • Using PSSessions
  • Using Advanced Remoting Techniques

Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

  • Using Background Jobs
  • Using Scheduled Jobs

Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques and Profiles

  • Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
  • Creating Profile Scripts

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Basic concepts behind Windows PowerShell
  • Work with the Windows PowerShell Pipeline
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives to work with other forms of storage
  • 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

Configure Windows PowerShell

  • Configure the Console Application
  • Configure the ISE Application

Find and Run Basic Commands

  • Finding commands
  • Running commands
  • Using the About files

Windows Administration

  • Creating and managing Active Directory objects
  • Configuring network settings on Windows Server
  • Creating a web site

Use the Pipeline

  • Select and Sort Data

Filtering Objects

Enumerating Objects

Sending Output to a File

  • Exporting user information to a file

Work with Pipeline Parameter Binding

  • Predict Pipeline Behavior

Use PSProviders and PSDrives

  • Create a new folder on a remote computer
  • Create a registry key for future scripts
  • Create a new Active Directory group
  • Work with WMI and CIM
  • Locate and query information with WMI and CIM

Working with Variables

  • Working with variable types
  • Using arrays
  • Using hash tables
  • Using hash tables

Basic Scripting

  • Setting a script
  • Processing an array with a ForEach loop
  • Processing items by using If statements
  • Creating a random password
  • Creating users based on a CSV file

Accepting Data from Users

  • Querying disk information from remote computers
  • Updating the script to use alternate credentials
  • Documenting a script

Implementing Functions and Modules

  • Creating a logging function
  • Adding error handling to a script
  • Converting a function to a module

Using Basic Remoting

  • Enabling remoting on the local computer
  • Performing one-to-one remoting
  • Performing one-to-many remoting

Using PSSessions

  • Using implicit remoting
  • Managing multiple computers

Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

  • Starting and managing jobs
  • Creating a scheduled job

Practicing Advanced Techniques

  • Creating a profile script
  • Verifying the validity of an IP address
  • Reporting disk information
  • Configuring NTFS permissions
  • Creating user accounts with passwords from a CSV file

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Windows system administrator.

  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
  • Experience with Windows Server and Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • 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.

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