Apr 142011

Date: 25 October 2007
Subject: Using Microsoft PowerShell to make a System Administrator’s life easier
Speaker: Keith Fox MBCS CITP
Venue: Highlands College (Turner Room 110)

Please note that this workshop has now been divided into 2 sessions. The first will cover PowerShell fundamentals and the second will deal with more advanced topics. Both sessions are hands-on.

Event details

Are you a systems administrator? Do you have a lot of Microsoft Windows Servers? How many? What is their CPU utilisation? How much disk space do they have? How much memory? How can you restart the Spooler service on all of your Print Servers automatically? How many users are in your Active Directory? How can you change the details of everyone in the Accounts department?

Find out how you can do these things and more without having to spend vast amounts on expensive management tools. This hands on workshop will show you how Microsoft’s new scripting language, PowerShell, uses the power of the .NET framework to make automation and information gathering easier for the System Administrator. If you’ve dabbled with VBScript or other scripting tools and found them lacking, then give PowerShell a try.

Topics covered will include:

Session 1 – Thursday 25 October
Introduction to PowerShell
Objects not text
Cmdlets & Aliases
PS Drives
Formatting Output
Getting Help
Simple scripts
Session 2 – TBA
Harnessing the power of WMI
Getting information from AD
Working with Databases
Windows PowerShell