Microsoft Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell (M10961)

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Course Outline

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M10961 – Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell Training

In this course, you will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating the administration of your Windows-based servers. You will focus on primary Windows PowerShell command line features and techniques. You will gain prerequisite skills that support different Microsoft products. Learn to execute and monitor scripts more efficiently with more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, improved job scheduling, and Windows PowerShell Web Access.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product M10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell.


  • Basic concepts behind Windows PowerShell
  • Work with the Pipeline
  • How the Pipeline works
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Format output
  • Use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Common Information Model (CIM)
  • Prepare for scripting
  • Moving from a command to a script to a module
  • Administer remote computers
  • Put the various Windows PowerShell components together
  • Use background jobs and scheduled jobs
  • Use advanced PowerShell techniques and profiles

Intended Audience

  • IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already experienced in administering and supporting application servers and services, including Exchange, SharePoint, SQL, etc.
  • Students who want to use Windows PowerShell to automate administrative tasks from the command line, using any Microsoft or independent software vendor (ISV) product that supports Windows PowerShell manageability


  • Previous Windows Server and Windows Client management knowledge and hands-on experience
  • Experience installing and configuring Windows Server into existing enterprise environments, or as standalone installations
  • Knowledge and experience of network adapter configuration, basic Active Directory user administration, and basic disk configuration
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience specifically with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 would be beneficial

Course Outline                                         Duration: 5 Days

Windows PowerShell

  • Overview and Background
  • Finding and Running Commands

Cmdlets for administration

  • Active Directory administration cmdlets
  • Network configuration cmdlets
  • Other server administration cmdlets

Working with the Windows PowerShell Pipeline

  • Selecting, Sorting, and Measuring Objects
  • Exporting, Importing, and Converting Data
  • Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
  • Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline

How the Pipeline Works

  • Passing the Pipeline Data
  • Advanced Considerations for Pipeline Data

Using PSProviders and PSDrives

  • PSProviders and PSDrives

Querying System Information Using WMI and CIM

  • Querying Data with WMI/CIM
  • Making Changes with WMI/CIM

Working with Variables, Arrays, and Hash Tables

  • Using Variables
  • Manipulating Arrays and Hash Tables

Basic Scripting

  • Introduction to Scripting
  • Scripting Constructs
  • Importing Data from Files

Advanced Scripting

  • Accepting User Input
  • Overview of Script Documentation
  • Troubleshooting and Error Handling
  • Functions and Modules

Administering Remote Computers

  • Using Basic Windows PowerShell Remoting
  • Using PSSessions
  • Using Advanced Remoting Techniques

Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

  • Using Background Jobs
  • Using Scheduled Jobs

Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques and Profiles

  • Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
  • Creating Profile Scripts

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