the_Grinch wrote: »
Powershell is pretty amazing and definitely a great language to learn. As an example, when I worked at an MSP a customer asked that we tell him every non-system level account used to run services on all their servers. If I remember correctly they had something like 70 servers and a ton of services utilizing non-system level accounts. Being the night guy they told me it would be my job to get all the information within a week. With the help of some people here I was able to put all the server names in a file and then with Powershell query all the servers for the accounts used for the services. Shocking how many user accounts they were using and the customer was shocked how quickly we got it done.
lsud00d wrote: »
Windows Server is moving increasingly towards remote administration (as it should be) and everyone should be using Server Core unless there's a business case NOT to.
Mutata wrote: »
I think this is a very interesting point. I have worked in some large environments, and have actually YET to see Core out in the wild.
elTorito wrote: »
The Scripting Guy Blog is also a great resource: Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Some of the articles are rather basic, but it's a good way to see what PowerShell is capable of, and it gives insight on correct syntax, proper error handling, and so on.
One of the writers on that blog, Ed Wilson, also writes comprehensive books on VBscript and PowerShell. They're good reads.
Deathmage wrote: »
anyone know a good resource for someone starting out but wanting to learn powershell. I deal with Windows server on a daily basis and I'm curious of PowerShell and what it can do for me.
Any help is appreciated.