PowerShell on the Network

You’ve been using Windows PowerShell and understand how everything works locally, but you have a network of servers to manage with PowerShell. This course teaches you what you need to know to get started using PowerShell in a networked environment.
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(13)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 15, 2017
Duration
3h 43m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(13)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 15, 2017
Duration
3h 43m
Description

Windows PowerShell is a terrific tool, but naturally you need to use it more than just on your local computer. In this course, PowerShell on the Network, you’ll learn how to put PowerShell to work for you in a networked environment. First, you'll discover how PowerShell handles traditional or legacy remoting. Then, you'll explore the modern way PowerShell works in a network environment, and how easy it is to run a command on one or 100 remote servers. Finally, you’ll learn how to get management information from your servers with WMI and the CIM cmdlets. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have the foundational knowledge for remotely managing servers and desktops in your network, and you'll be ready to take on more advanced PowerShell networking topics. Software required: Windows PowerShell 4.0 or later.

About the author
About the author

Jeffery Hicks is a Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell and an IT veteran with many years of experience, much of it spent as an IT consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis in automation and efficiency.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone. Jeff Hicks here again to let you know about my latest PowerShell course from Pluralsight. Now if you've just begun your journey in learning PowerShell, at some point you are going to want to venture up from your desktop and see what else you can do. Now my new course, Putting PowerShell on the Network, is designed to get you quickly up to speed so that you can use PowerShell to remotely manage servers on your network. We'll begin by looking at traditional remoting and then quickly transition to the PowerShell way, which what I call it, which I think you'll find both intriguing and really easy to use. I will show you how to set up an interactive and secure remote session. I'll also show you how to run commands on multiple remote servers at the same time. Now you need to know this so that you can move into the world where you no longer manage one server at a time, but start doing something that I call managing at scale. Along the way, I'll also introduce you to remote systems management using WMI and the CIM cmdlets. Need to know how much disk space remains on 100 servers, well you can discover that and a lot more with commands like get wmi object or get cim instance. And we'll also look at how you can interact with web-based platforms and data sources with commands like invoke web request and new web servers proxy. By the end of the course, you should be able to reach out and confidently explore your world with PowerShell on the Network.

Introduction
Hello everyone, and welcome. My name is Jeff Hicks, and this is my new course from Pluralsight, PowerShell on the Network, and in this lesson, I want to introduce you to what we will be doing and welcome you to my course. I'm assuming that you've started working with PowerShell, you manage servers or maybe even some desktops and you want to know hey how much more can I do with PowerShell, how can I use it on my network. So before we get started, let me give you a quick introduction to who I am in case you don't know. I am a long time Microsoft MVP originally in PowerShell, now it's Cloud and Datacenter, but basically, I am interested in anything automation related, anything to help you do your job better as an IT pro. I'm a long-time author for Pluralsight, even before that, I did a lot of course work for TrainSignal before they were acquired by Pluralsight, so you'll find a lot of my courseware in the Pluralsight library, and hopefully, you've watched some of them. I know some of you have, and I appreciate that. I'm also an active author and speaker. I speak at a number of conferences and user groups and pretty much anyone who would like to have me. I write books and write articles on the web, so you probably have seen some of my books out on manning. com or Leanpub, and again, I appreciate all of you who have purchased some of my books in the past.