Windows PowerShell, Hands-On Labs / Ride Along

FW04 Document Everything with PowerShell (BYOL-RA)

August 15th, 2014

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Level: Intermediate

Jeffery Hicks

PowerShell MVP

Senior Technology Fellow

JDH IT Solutions

Face it, a major part of an IT Pro's ongoing job is to document and report. Your manager wants a monthly report showing disk utilization on a hundred different servers. Your teams needs a weekly CPU utilization report for every mission-critical server. You need daily reports on every recent event log error.

PowerShell makes all of this easy. In this jam-packed session led by PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks you'll learn to use key PowerShell cmdlets to get the information you need. Then, you'll learn a variety of techniques for building reports – from simple text files, to fancy HTML documents, to fully formatted Microsoft Word documents. This is not a hands-on session, but you are welcome to follow along. All of Jeff's demo scripts and samples will be shared with the group.

You will learn:

  • How to prepare formatted text files
  • How to create styled HTML reports that can be used on an intranet server or emailed
  • How to create formatted server documentation using Microsoft Word

This is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) Ride-Along (RA) class. A laptop is not required, and the instructor will not provide specific hands-on labs, but you may wish to follow along with the instructor's examples. Power will be available in the room. Your laptop should have Windows Management Framework v3.0 or later installed (available on Windows 7 and later). The instructor will also make all in-class code available for download after the conference via the TechMentor attendee website.