Join the leading edge of Windows administrative scripting with Microsoft PowerShell (formerly code-named "Monad"), the new, comprehensive, consistent, and powerful scripting shell for Microsoft Windows and the Windows Server System. Microsoft's committed to building future graphical administration tools on top of PowerShell, meaning PowerShell will offer the fastest, easiest, and most complete way to automate any Windows administrative task.
Authors Don Jones (Managing Windows with VBScript and WMI, Advanced VBScript for Windows Administrators) and Jeffery Hicks (Advanced VBScript for Windows Administrators) teach you PowerShell scripting from the ground up: You don't need any prior PowerShell, VBScript, or any other scripting or programming experience. You'll learn about cmdlets, snap-ins, scripts, PowerShell's security model, and just enough of the .NET Framework to be effective. Written in an easygoing, casual style with plenty of examples, you'll find yourself producing useful PowerShell scripts after the second chapter!