Troubleshooting Windows Server with PowerShell

Authors: Schauland, Derek, Jacobs, Donald

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  • Shows you how to use PowerShell to quickly pinpoint, diagnose, and solve problems with your Windows Server environment
  • Contains a range of examples showing you how to gather information from a variety of sources
  • Demonstrates how to confirm which applications and services are installed, whether they are running, and how to stop or start them as needed
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This book shows you how to use PowerShell to quickly pinpoint, diagnose, and solve problems with your Windows Server environment, reducing the need for external tools, and ensuring you stay up-to-date with PowerShell as it quickly becomes one of the most useful tools in an administrator’s toolkit.

Authors Derek Schauland and Donald Jacobs take you through a range of examples, showing you how to gather information from different computer sources. Whether you are logged into the server locally or just wanting to check the status of a server from your local computer, the right PowerShell cmdlets can give you a lot of information quickly, and allow you to troubleshoot your servers from the command line with little interaction with the server's desktop.

In this book, you'll learn how PowerShell can help you:

  • Understand PowerShell versus the GUI
  • Gather information from Windows event logs
  • Gather information from your server, including memory, hardware configurations, and disk space available
  • Find out what applications are installed on a server
  • Find out which Windows updates have been installed on your computer
  • Check the processes running on your computer and gather information about them, or start and stop them from the command line
  • Quickly check if services are running, and stop or start them as needed

Who This Book Is For
Windows Administrators, IT Professionals and support personnel needing ways to quickly find and troubleshoot issues in their environment using the included tools. Those entering IT or wishing to develop their PowerShell skills will also benefit from this book.

About the authors

Derek Schauland has been working in the information technology industry for over 20 years. For almost as long, he has been authoring technical articles, whitepapers, and other resources to help others learn about new technologies and keep his skills improving. Derek is a multi-year recipient of Microsoft's MVP award and a co-founder of a technology training organization, Tech on Tap Training Series, which brings technological discussions across a wide breadth of technology to local professionals in Northeast Wisconsin.
Donald Jacobs began his IT career back when Windows NT was the biggest and best new technology in the field. Since that time, he has earned a multitude of Microsoft certifications, including MCSE Server Infrastructure 2012, MCSA Office 365, MCITP Enterprise Administrator 2008, and MCTS for Windows 7. He has taught Microsoft’s Certified PowerShell and Windows Server courses as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Currently, Donald supports clients and customers with Microsoft products, particularly PowerShell, Azure, Office 365, Active Directory, Exchange, and Windows Server. In his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching hockey, and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Getting Started

    Schauland, Derek (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Managing the Windows Event Log

    Schauland, Derek (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • Gathering and Reporting Detailed Information from a Computer

    Schauland, Derek (et al.)

    Pages 35-52

  • Installed Applications

    Schauland, Derek (et al.)

    Pages 53-63

  • Windows Update

    Schauland, Derek (et al.)

    Pages 65-74

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1851-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1850-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Troubleshooting Windows Server with PowerShell
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Derek Schauland and Donald Jacobs
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1851-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1851-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1850-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 121
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 illustrations in colour
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