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Windows PowerShell for .NET Developers - Second Edition

By : Chendrayan Venkatesan, Sherif Talaat
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Windows PowerShell for .NET Developers - Second Edition

By: Chendrayan Venkatesan, Sherif Talaat

Overview of this book

Windows PowerShell 5.0 for .NET Developers is your self-start guide to performing automation using Windows PowerShell. This book will help you to understand the PowerShell syntax and grammar and will also teach you techniques to remove the rough edges of manual deployments. Packed with PowerShell scripts and sample C# codes to automate tasks, it also includes real-world scenarios such as administrating office servers to help you save time and perform deployments swiftly and efficiently. The book begins with the Windows PowerShell basics, explores the significant features of Windows Management Framework 5.0, covers the basic concepts of Desired State Configuration and the importance of idempotent deployments. By the end of the book, you will have a good understanding of Windows PowerShell’s features and will be able to automate your tasks and manage configuration effectively.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Chapter 2. Unleashing Development Skills Using Windows PowerShell 5.0

Windows PowerShell 5.0 is a dynamic and object-oriented scripting language. Compared to any other scripting language, it provides more benefits, such as reliability, security, managed code environments, and so on. Windows PowerShell has a strong connection with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Common Information Model (CIM), Extensible Markup Language (XML), and so on. Using this, we can develop solutions to automate our tasks.

PowerShell has the ability to manage different technologies. Using the PowerShell API, we can manage custom-built applications as well.

In this section, we will cover the following topics:

  • Basics of WMI and CIM

  • Exploring the XML and COM automation

  • Exploring .NET objects for admins and development tasks

  • Building advanced scripts and modules

  • An insight into Windows PowerShell 5.0

  • Script debugging