2010-06-24 04:19 AM
Can anyone recommend a book to get started with powershell? I have limited programing skills and would like something with both examples and exercise to learn from.
Amazon lists over a 100 titles to choose from.
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2010-06-24 04:42 AM
Microsoft Windows PowerShell Step by Step
By Ed Wilson, AKA the Microsoft Scripting Guys
2010-06-24 10:09 AM
Windows PowerShell 2.0 For Absolute Beginners
It is based on a v2 preview (CTP #3), so there are a few minor errors.
I'm an advanced user, but still leafed through it because I was curious.
2010-06-25 12:11 AM
I had the same problem finding some info to get started. Then I found this website http://www.powershellpro.com/ with some usefull tutorials. The site also has some book reviews, documents and downloads but I don't know how up to date they are 'cause I did not see anything new after june 2009...
2010-06-25 08:14 AM
OK, we are now on PowerShell v2, as of October 2009. Anything from v1, released October 2006, remains 99.99% relevant with v2.
V2 just builds on v1 in a general sense...
2010-06-25 08:15 AM
Another option, although obviously more relevant if you're also scripting against VMWare.
There's loads of examples and an easy to read style.
2010-06-25 11:47 AM
1. Thanks Ed!
2. I actually have a PowerShell primer as one of the first chapters of my book, so that may be a good general resource for some as well.
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