Automating Administration

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 5 Day

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows servers. This course provides students the skills to identify and build the command they require to perform a specific task. In addition, students learn how to build scripts to accomplish advanced tasks such as automating repetitive tasks and generating reports. This course provides prerequisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center, and more. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any one of those products, although Windows Server, which is the common platform for all of those products, will serve as the example for the techniques this course teaches.

Prerequisites

  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
  • Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Windows system administrator. No prerequisite courses are required.

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration, and who want to learn more about using Windows PowerShell for administration. No prior experience with any version of Windows PowerShell, or any scripting language, is assumed. This course is also suitable for IT Professionals already experienced in server administration, including ExchangeServer, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, System Center, and others.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Getting started with Windows PowerShell

  • Lesson 1: Overview and background of Windows PowerShell
  • Lesson 2: Understanding command syntax
  • Lesson 3: Finding commands

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Open and configure Windows PowerShell
  • Find and run Windows PowerShell commands
  • Run commands by using the correct command and parameter syntax

Module 2: Cmdlets for administration

  • Lesson 1: Active Directory administration cmdlets
  • Lesson 2: Network configuration cmdlets
  • Lesson 3: Other server administration cmdlets

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and use cmdlets for Active Directory administration
  • Identify and use cmdlets for network configuration
  • Identify and use cmdlets for other server administration tasks

Module 3: Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline

  • Lesson 1: Understanding the pipeline
  • Lesson 2: Selecting, sorting, and measuring objects
  • Lesson 3: Filtering objects out of the pipeline
  • Lesson 4: Enumerating objects in the pipeline
  • Lesson 5: Sending pipeline data as output

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of the Windows PowerShell pipeline
  • Select, sort, and measure objects in the pipeline
  • Filter objects out of the pipeline
  • Enumerate objects in the pipeline
  • Send output consisting of pipeline data

Module 4: Understanding how the pipeline works

  • Lesson 1: Passing the pipeline data
  • Lesson 2: Advanced considerations for pipeline data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Pass data by using the ByValue technique
  • Describe the advanced techniques for passing pipeline data

Module 5: Using PSProviders and PSDrives

  • Lesson 1: Using PSProviders
  • Lesson 2: Using PSDrives

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use PSProviders
  • Use PSDrives

Module 6: Querying system information by using WMI and CIM

  • Lesson 1: Understanding WMI and CIM
  • Lesson 2: Querying data by using WMI and CIM
  • Lesson 3: Making changes with WMI/CIM

After completing this module, students willbe able to:

  • Explain the differences between Common Information Model (CIM) and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • Query management information by using CIM and WMI
  • Invoke methods by using CIM and WMI

Module 7: Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables

  • Lesson 1: Using variables
  • Lesson 2: Manipulating variables
  • Lesson 3: Manipulating arrays and hash tables

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Assign a value to variables
  • Describe how to manipulate variables
  • Describe how to manipulate arrays and hash tables

Module 8: Basic scripting

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to scripting
  • Lesson 2: Scripting constructs
  • Lesson 3: Importing data from files

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Run a Windows PowerShell script
  • Use Windows PowerShell scripting constructs
  • Import data from a file

Module 9: Advanced scripting

  • Lesson 1: Accepting user input
  • Lesson 2: Overview of script documentation
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting and error handling
  • Lesson 4: Functions and modules

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Accept user input for a script
  • Explain script documentation
  • Implement error handling for a script
  • Explain functions and modules

Module 10: Administering Remote Computers

  • Lesson 1: Using basic Windows PowerShell remoting
  • Lesson 2: Using advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques
  • Lesson 3: Using PSSessions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe remoting architecture and security.
  • Use advanced remoting techniques.
  • Create and manage persistent remoting sessions.

Module 11: Using background jobs and scheduled jobs

  • Lesson 1: Using background jobs
  • Lesson 2: Using scheduled jobs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage background jobs
  • Create and manage scheduled jobs

Module 12: Using advanced Windows PowerShell techniques

  • Lesson 1: Creating profile scripts
  • Lesson 2: Using advanced techniques

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage profile scripts
  • Use advanced techniques to work with data

 

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Automating Administration

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Classroom, Virtual

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