PowerShell: Automating Administration

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  • Course details

    Simplify Windows network administration with PowerShell. Learn how to automate routine tasks and free up more time for complex troubleshooting and innovation. This course, part of the PowerShell learning path, covers next-level scripting using prebuilt PowerShell modules, conditional logic, and loops. Instructor Scott Burrell also shows how to handle errors, enable delegated and remote administration, and run jobs in the background of Windows Server 2016. Plus, learn how to schedule tasks and jobs so you don't have to sit around waiting for an activity to complete. Using these tips and best practices, you can administer an entire network of workstations and servers—without ever having to leave your office.


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      Scott M Burrell

      Campus Director at Ohio Media School

      • Scott Burrell teaches courses on HR, training and development, marketing, and small business management.

        Scott has spent 18 years in higher education and 30 years with technology, and has experience on executive leadership teams and with front-line leadership. Training people to accomplish their goals is what he does, whether those goals are for themselves, their families, or their communities. Scott helped create the online learning programs at Beckfield College and Collins College, and currently teaches courses on human resources, training and development, digital marketing, and small business management, to name just a few. He has an MBA in business administration and technology management.

    Skills covered in this course

  • Automate administration with PowerShell

    - [Scott] Do you ever feel like you're taking the long way around a task that should be easier or maybe just waiting too long for an administrative task to complete so that you can get your prompt back and move on with your day? I can't think of the last time I heard a network admin say that they find it relaxing to create a thousand users one at a time. Scripting languages, like PowerShell, are designed to give back the control of your administrative workflow. In this course, we're going to take a look at the building blocks of PowerShell scripts. We'll look at functions, conditional tests, loops, and more. Then we'll explore how to apply them to administer an entire network of workstations and servers using remoting and automation. Hi, I'm Scott Burrell, IT professional and technical trainer for over 20 years. And I'm excited to bring you this course on how to make life easier, also known as automating your network administration using PowerShell. Let's get started.

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