Yes, its finally true. You can finally get your hands on Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: TFM. The book is being printed so you can get your copy today. You can order it today at ScriptingOutpost.com in both print and ebook format. Or if you prefer the best of both worlds get both as a bundle.
Table of Contents
PowerShell Crash Course
Managing Local Computer Accounts
Managing Local Groups
Managing Active Directory with PowerShell Fundamentals
Managing Active Directory Users
Active Directory Password Management
Managing Active Directory Contacts
Managing Active Directory Groups
Managing Active Directory Computer Accounts
Managing Organizational Units and Containers
Managing Group Policy
Active Directory Security and Permissions
Managing Active Directory with WMI and PowerShell
Using the Active Directory PSDrive Provider
Managing Active Directory Infrastructure
(Appendix A) Managing Active Directory with PowerGUI
Fellow PowerShell MPV (and former SAPIEN colleague) Don Jones is off to a new venture with Redmond Magazines’ Greg Shields. Their offering up a tasty incentive to get people involved with their new site. If you post a relevant comment to one of their blog entries you’ll be entered into a drawing for a free Amazon Kindle.
Don showed my his Kindle the last time we were together and I have to admit it is intriguing. Personally, if Amazon could add a sexy form factor ala Apple, I’d buy one in a heartbeat. Although honestly, I can barely get through books I check out of the library between work, kids, wife and everything else. But who’s going to pass up a free Kindle? Anyway, check out Don’s site and get involved.
I’m trying out a new Live Write plugin for Amazon. Here is a list of books I have currently authored or co-authored. This list will continue to grow as I’m working on a new book now about managing Active Directory with PowerShell.
I’m a little late in posting this, but Amazon.com now has copies of Windows Powershell: TFM back in stock. I know SAPIEN Press is also working on getting the title available through Barnes & Noble and maybe a few other places. When I know of other places, I’ll be sure to let you know.
I also encourage you to post a review or comments on Amazon about the book. We really do listen and pay attention.
Still waiting for Amazon to realize they need to order more copies of Windows PowerShell:TFM. Now they state that the book is not available, where it use to say unavailable. What difference does that make? You still can’t order the book. The latest I’ve heard is that Amazon has not re-order and will not until their computer system tells them to. It is all automated. Well don’t you think if a product is not available and the publisher is telling you there’s no re-order, wouldn’t a real person step in?
I’m all for automation and efficiency but that doesn’t mean you abdicate all responsibility.
Sorry for the rant, but it’s frustrating when we know people would like to buy the book, but can’t. Well at least not from Amazon. ScriptingOutpost has plenty of copies. Still, if you want to purchase from Amazon, I encourage you to contact them. Ask them if the book is in stock. If not, has it been ordered? When will it arrive? You gotta hope they’ll listen to customers.
If you contact Amazon and get a response, I hope you’ll share it with me.
Amazon is again showing that Windows PowerShell: TFM is unavailable. Apparently they sold out of the initial order of books. Last I knew, SAPIEN Press was waiting for Amazon to place a re-order. Given the time it takes to ship books it could be a bit before Amazon gets re-stocked. If you can’t wait, remember that you can buy the book at ScriptingOutpost.com.
As SAPIEN works out additional distribution agreements, hopefully you’ll eventually be able to find the book on places like BookPool and Barnes & Noble. I’ll be sure to post when those agreements are in place. They just take more time than you would think to work out.