Jeffery Hicks


Jeffery Hicks is a Windows PowerShell MVP with almost 20 years of IT experience. He works as an independent consultant, trainer, and author. His latest book, with Don Jones and Richard Siddaway, is PowerShell in Depth: An administrator's guide (Manning, 2013). You can keep up with Jeff on Twitter or on his blog.

Manage Active Directory with Windows PowerShell 
Total Running Time: 202 minutes

You will learn how to use the Microsoft Active Directory module and cmdlets from a Windows 8.1 admin desktop, although much of the content will also apply to a Windows 7 desktop running PowerShell 3.0 or later. By the end of the day, you will have a solid foundation that you can apply immediately to managing AD with PowerShell.

Session 1: Managing Active Directory Domains and Forests 
In this session we will look at the basics of the Microsoft Active Directory module and its requirements. We’ll explore how to find, use and modify domains, forests, organizational units, and domain controllers.
Session 2: Managing AD Users and Groups 
Managing AD user accounts is probably the most common task for IT pros. The beauty of PowerShell is that if you can do something for one user account you can do it for 10, 100, or 1000. In this session, you will learn how to use the user and group cmdlets and accomplish common tasks, which previously took hours to complete, in minutes.
Session 3: Managing AD Tips, Tricks, and Scripts 
The possibilities for managing AD with PowerShell are endless; you can do everything from using a template user account to tracing attribute replication. You will leave this session with examples and suggestions on how to best use the Active Directory cmdlets and tips, tricks, and scripts to troubleshoot problems in AD with PowerShell.
PowerShell 3.0 Essential New Features 

Windows PowerShell is the management engine all IT Pros will need to learn, so why put it off? PowerShell 3.0 offers a wealth of new features that just might change the way you work, and all for the better. If you have been putting off moving to PowerShell 3.0, you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, or you want to learn more, then these sessions are designed for you.

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PowerShell Background Jobs
If you understand how to use background jobs in Windows PowerShell, you can be more efficient and productive.
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PowerShell Basics: Formatting
If you learn how to use the Format-Wide, Format-Table, and Format-List cmdlets, you can take control of Windows PowerShell's formatting system.
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PowerShell Basics: Sorting and Measuring Objects
Sorting and measuring are common PowerShell tasks, so it's important to learn how to use the Sort-Object and Measure-Object cmdlets.
Exploring PowerShell's Group-Object Cmdlet
As the name suggests, the Group-Object cmdlet puts objects into groups. Learn how to use this Windows PowerShell cmdlet to group objects based on existing and custom properties.
PowerShell Basics: Select-Object
If you want to use Windows PowerShell, one cmdlet that you need to master is Select-Object. Find out how to use it to select a certain number of objects, select properties, and select expanded properties.
File Server Management with Windows PowerShell 3
Use these PowerShell commands to simplify a potentially tedious task. By incorporating Windows PowerShell, you can easily get a handle on shared file resources -- and maybe even have a little fun.
Top 10 Active Directory Tasks Solved with PowerShell
Use PowerShell to manage AD -- no scripting required.
Review: NetPointPro 1
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