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MOD+DMOC: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell (M10961)

New – Learn to remotely manage your Windows-based servers with PowerShell 5.1

GK# 4594

Course Overview


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 learn how to identify and build the command they require to perform a specific task. In addition, students learn how to build scripts to accomplish advanced tasks such as automating repetitive tasks and generating reports

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

Microsoft Official Course On-Demand (MOD) plus digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC) includes three months, 24x7 access to:

  • HD-quality streaming videos that adapt to your connection speed and device
  • Hands-on live labs with integrated lab steps and ability to save and resume labs
  • Knowledge checks for comprehensive assessments
  • 24x7 mentoring via chat, email, and phone
  • Digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC); forever available in your Skillpipe Library when activated

Redeem five SATVs for an individual On-Demand course plus digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC). For more information on Microsoft SATVs click here.


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What You'll Learn

  • Basic concepts behind Windows PowerShell
  • Work with the Windows PowerShell Pipeline
  • 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


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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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Configure Windows PowerShell

  • Configure the Console Application
  • Configure the ISE Application

Find and Run Basic Commands

  • Finding commands
  • Running commands
  • Using the About files

Windows Administration

  • Creating and managing Active Directory objects
  • Configuring network settings on Windows Server
  • Creating a web site

Use the Pipeline

  • Select and Sort Data

Filtering Objects

Enumerating Objects

Sending Output to a File

  • Exporting user information to a file

Work with Pipeline Parameter Binding

  • Predict Pipeline Behavior

Use PSProviders and PSDrives

  • Create a new folder on a remote computer
  • Create a registry key for future scripts
  • Create a new Active Directory group

Work with WMI and CIM

  • Locate and query information with WMI and CIM

Working with Variables

  • Working with variable types
  • Using arrays
  • Using hash tables
  • Using hash tables

Basic Scripting

  • Setting a script
  • Processing an array with a ForEach loop
  • Processing items by using If statements
  • Creating a random password
  • Creating users based on a CSV file

Accepting Data from Users

  • Querying disk information from remote computers
  • Updating the script to use alternate credentials
  • Documenting a script

Implementing Functions and Modules

  • Creating a logging function
  • Adding error handling to a script
  • Converting a function to a module

Using Basic Remoting

  • Enabling remoting on the local computer
  • Performing one-to-one remoting
  • Performing one-to-many remoting

Using PSSessions

  • Using implicit remoting
  • Managing multiple computers

Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

  • Starting and managing jobs
  • Creating a scheduled job

Practicing Advanced Techniques

  • Creating a profile script
  • Verifying the validity of an IP address
  • Reporting disk information
  • Configuring NTFS permissions
  • Creating user accounts with passwords from a CSV file


  • 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

Who Should Attend

  • 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, and SQL
  • 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

Vendor Credits


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  • Redeem five SATVs for an individual On-Demand course

Follow-On Courses

Training Exclusives

This course comes with three months, 24x7 access to: 

  • HD-quality streaming videos that adapt to your connection speed and device
  • Hands-on live labs with integrated lab steps and ability to save and resume labs
  • Knowledge checks for comprehensive assessments
  • 24x7 mentoring via chat, email and phone
  • Digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC)
Course Delivery

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Duration: 34 hours

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