Apr 182011

Date: 13 October 2008
Subject: Making a System Administrator’s life easier with Microsoft PowerShell
Speaker: Keith Fox CEng CITP MBCS
Venue: Highlands College (Elliot Buildings – d’Hautree site)

Please note that this workshop has now been divided into 2 sessions. The first will cover PowerShell fundamentals and is a repeat of a similar workshop held last year. 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 – Monday 13 October
Introduction to PowerShell
Objects not text
Cmdlets & Aliases
PS Drives
Formatting Output
Getting Help
Simple scripts
Session 2 – November TBA
Harnessing the power of WMI
Getting information from AD
Working with Databases
Windows PowerShell