Create New Computer with ADSI

In Windows PowerShell 2.0: TFM, I wrote a short chapter on managing directory services. This chapter was written before Microsoft released their Active Directory module so I discussed how to use the ADSI type adapter. Well it turns out we can’t slip anything past our astute readers. Continue reading

Pre-Orders for Windows PowerShell 2.0: TFM

PShell_Version_2_cover_100res SAPIEN Press is now taking pre-orders for the latest edition of the popular Windows PowerShell: TFM. The new version, Windows PowerShell 2.0: TFM is really the 3rd edition of our original book. Don Jones and I have worked very hard to make this the most comprehensive PowerShell resource you can have on your book shelf. Think of it like having 2 PowerShell MVPs sitting around waiting to answer your questions and teach you PowerShell.

The new version assumes you are starting out with Windows PowerShell 2.0. Of course, if you have experience with PowerShell v1.0 you can skip some of the basic sections and jump right to our material on remoting, background jobs and other new killer v2.0 features. I don’t think it’s the final table of contents, but you can check it out and see everything we’re covering and what topics have been significantly revised here. This will also be the link that will have a zip file with all samples from the book once it is released.

You can pre-order through SAPIEN’s store here.  If you have questions about content or PowerShell, please feel free to leave a comment here. All other questions about the book, e-book versions or anything else related to purchasing should be directed to [email protected].

Order Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: TFM – Finally!

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 in both print and ebook format. Or if you prefer the best of both worlds get both as a bundle.

Table of Contents

  1. PowerShell Crash Course
  2. PowerShell Extras
  3. Managing Local Computer Accounts
  4. Managing Local Groups
  5. Managing Active Directory with PowerShell Fundamentals
  6. Managing Active Directory Users
  7. Active Directory Password Management
  8. Managing Active Directory Contacts
  9. Managing Active Directory Groups
  10. Managing Active Directory Computer Accounts
  11. Managing Organizational Units and Containers
  12. Managing Group Policy
  13. Active Directory Security and Permissions
  14. Managing Active Directory with WMI and PowerShell
  15. Using the Active Directory PSDrive Provider
  16. Managing Active Directory Infrastructure
  17. (Appendix A) Managing Active Directory with PowerGUI

You can also download a sample chapter. This title is also available at

You don’t have to wait for Microsoft before you can begin managing Active Directory with PowerShell. You can start today.

SAPIEN New Year’s Eve Madness

It has been a tradition the last few years for SAPIEN Technologies to offer a mad-one-day-end-of-the-year special. This year is no exception.

On December 31, 2007 jump to and look for this year’s New Year’s Eve special bundle.  Included will be a Primal Script 2007 Professional CD, a print copy of PrimalScript 2007: TFM, a print copy of my book WSH and VBScript Core: TFM AND the Windows PowerShell 101 Class on Disc.  Normally this is almost $500 worth of product. The one day sale price will be $249.00 plus shipping. 

So write your self a reminder and check it out on December 31st.

Windows PowerShell: TFM 2nd Ed. on Amazon now has a page for the 2nd edition of Windows PowerShell: TFM. This is a different book, with a ton of new content.  It has a separate ISBN, so make sure you are looking at

The book shows out of stock right now, but you can still order.  They should have books to ship in a few weeks.  Sorry, it won’t be in time for a Christmas present.

Remember, this title only covers PowerShell v1.0 which is the only one approved for production use. If you need documentation for PowerShell v2.0 (still in CTP), check out the 3rd edition of the PowerShell TFM book currently in e-book format only.

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