PowerShell v3/v4 Essentials for IT Admins Part 1

Part 1 of 3 in the PowerShell v3/v4 Essentials series is designed for the IT Pro with little to no previous PowerShell experience.
Course info
Rating
(486)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 4, 2013
Duration
4h 20m
Table of contents
Introduction and Welcome
The PowerShell Paradigm
Requirements and Installations
Using PowerShell Help
The PowerShell ISE
PowerShell Providers
Extending PowerShell
Understanding the PowerShell Pipeline
PowerShell Operators
Description
Course info
Rating
(486)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 4, 2013
Duration
4h 20m
Description

Part 1 of 3 in the PowerShell v3/v4 Essentials series is designed for the IT Pro with little to no previous PowerShell experience. The goal of the course is to provide enough training in PowerShell fundamentals, language and syntax so that you can be productive and effective in a very short time. The course has many live demonstrations of PowerShell in action from using WMI to query remote machines for management information, running long running tasks as background jobs, creating pipelined expressions and creating simple PowerShell scripts and functions.

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

Requirements and Installations
Welcome. This is the TrainSignal course, Windows PowerShell 3 Essentials. You're watching the lesson called Requirements and Installation, and I'm your instructor, Jeff Hicks. In this lesson I want to walk through some of the requirements that you need in order to run PowerShell version 3. Now hopefully you'll be running an operating system that already has it, but maybe not. So let's go through and take a look at this. Now the easy way to get your hands on PowerShell version 3 is to install Windows 8. With Windows 8 or with Windows Server 2012, PowerShell version 3 is installed right out of the box and it's ready to go, really not too much you need to do. With Windows Server 2012, a lot of those features are enabled because PowerShell is used extensively to remotely manage Server 2012 instances. Now if you want to use the PowerShell ISE, the graphical PowerShell, that should get installed by default on Windows 8. On Windows Server 2012 you don't really need it, but if you did want it is an optional feature that you can install. As an optional feature, you may also need. NET framework 3. 5, and there maybe a few other little things you might need. So that's the easy way to get your hands on PowerShell version 3.

Understanding the PowerShell Pipeline
Welcome to the lesson titled, Understanding the PowerShell Pipeline. I'm your instructor, Jeff Hicks, and you're watching the TrainSignal class, Windows PowerShell 3. 0 Essentials. This lesson is probably one of the more important topics that you'll need to really understand. There's a lot of material I'm going to go through this lesson in terms of understanding the PowerShell pipeline, because the pipeline is really essential to understanding and getting the most out of PowerShell.

PowerShell Operators
Hello, this is Jeff Hicks. You're watching the TrainSignal course, Windows PowerShell 3. 0 Essentials. This is the lesson titled, PowerShell Operators. In this lesson I want to go through and show you, very quickly, this should be a relatively quick lesson, the different types of operators that we use in PowerShell. Typically we'll use these probably more when we get into scripting a little bit later in the course, but there's certainly things that you can use in your interactive PowerShell session as well.