PowerShell, Hands-On Labs

T01 Don Jones' Practical PowerShell for the Busy Administrator (HOL)

October 1st, 2013

9:15am - 12:15pm

Don Jones


Curriculum Director for IT Pro Content


Put PowerShell to practical use – even if you have very little shell or scripting experience. With a focus on real-world, day-to-day tasks, PowerShell expert Don Jones demonstrates key techniques for reporting, inventorying, and tool-building – and then lets you practice them right on your own laptop (or VM, running Windows 8). 

You’ll learn how to:
  • Collect inventory and management from remote computers
  • Create parameterized, reusable tools that your shell-ified colleagues can use
  • Build incredible-looking, interactive inventory reports that the boss will love
  • Manipulate files and folders - build archival scripts and more

HANDS-ON LAB REQUIREMENTS: A laptop or virtual machine running Windows PowerShell 3.0 (download from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34595 ). You should also download the free Building HTML Reports in PowerShell ebook from www.PowerShellBooks.com , and have the book scripts on your laptop (or inside your VM).