Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed

Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed Author Ravikanth Chaganti
ISBN-10 9781484200162
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Apress
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Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful configuration management platform that makes it easier than ever to perform cross-platform configuration management of your infrastructure, whether on-premise or in the cloud. DSC provides the management platform and Application Programming Interface (API) that can be used with any programming language. Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed will take you through this new technology from start to finish and demonstrates the DSC interfaces through Windows PowerShell. DSC allows you to manage target devices by simply declaring what state you want them to be in, using new declarative language extensions, rather than writing detailed instructions to get them into that state. This makes continuous delivery in Windows easier than ever before. In an environment where changes and deployments are happening all the time, DSC makes the necessary adjustments to the system so you don’t have to. Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed starts with an overview of the configuration management features in Windows, followed by a discussion of the architecture of DSC and its components. You’ll then explore DSC’s built-in features and resources, followed by some of the different methods provided for delivering configuration information within your ecosystem, and learn about configuration monitoring and reporting. In the latter part of the book, you’ll find out how to get more power out of DSC by writing your own custom DSC resources, including a range of useful examples, and the book concludes with vital information on deploying and troubleshooting DSC in a production environment, along with some expert tips and tricks you might find useful along the way. Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed is your one-stop guide to this new technology and how it can change your working life for the better.

Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed

Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed Author Ravikanth Chaganti
ISBN-10 1484200179
Year 2014-09-23
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Apress
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Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful configuration management platform that makes it easier than ever to perform cross-platform configuration management of your infrastructure, whether on-premise or in the cloud. DSC provides the management platform and Application Programming Interface (API) that can be used with any programming language. Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed will take you through this new technology from start to finish and demonstrates the DSC interfaces through Windows PowerShell. DSC allows you to manage target devices by simply declaring what state you want them to be in, using new declarative language extensions, rather than writing detailed instructions to get them into that state. This makes continuous delivery in Windows easier than ever before. In an environment where changes and deployments are happening all the time, DSC makes the necessary adjustments to the system so you don’t have to. Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed starts with an overview of the configuration management features in Windows, followed by a discussion of the architecture of DSC and its components. You’ll then explore DSC’s built-in features and resources, followed by some of the different methods provided for delivering configuration information within your ecosystem, and learn about configuration monitoring and reporting. In the latter part of the book, you’ll find out how to get more power out of DSC by writing your own custom DSC resources, including a range of useful examples, and the book concludes with vital information on deploying and troubleshooting DSC in a production environment, along with some expert tips and tricks you might find useful along the way. Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed is your one-stop guide to this new technology and how it can change your working life for the better. What you’ll learn Why continuous delivery and configuration management are important Architecture and components of DSC How to build the infrastructure required to automate configuration management How to use built-in resources and create configuration documents How to create custom DSC resources How to troubleshoot DSC configuration and custom resource issues Who this book is for Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed is for IT administrators, developers and DevOps engineers working in Windows-based data center environments. With a little prior PowerShell scripting experience, this book can be used as an in-depth reference to creating, customizing and extending DSC in Windows. IT administrators with limited scripting experience will also find this book a useful overview of what DSC offers and how to use DSC resources to automate configuration management and deployment. DSC is available as part of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. You can also get DSC on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 by installing Windows Management Framework 4.0. Table of Contents Part I: Introduction to Windows PowerShell Chapter 1: Beginning Windows PowerShell Chapter 2: Introducing Windows Remote Management and CIM Part II: Desired State Configuration Chapter 3: Introducing Desired State Configuration Chapter 4: Getting Started with DSC Chapter 5: Using Built-in DSC Resources Chapter 6: Building Advanced DSC Configurations Part III: Advanced DSC Concepts and Tips Chapter 7: DSC Configuration Delivery Modes Chapter 8: Monitoring, Correcting, and Reporting Configuration Chapter 9: Building Custom DSC Resources Chapter 10: Troubleshooting Common DSC Issues Chapter 11: DSC - From the Field Appendix A: DSC Community Resources Appendix B: WMF 5.0 and DSC for Linux

Learning PowerShell DSC

Learning PowerShell DSC Author James Pogran
ISBN-10 9781785281884
Year 2015-10-21
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Get started with the fundamentals of PowerShell DSC and utilize its power to automate deployment and configuration of your servers About This Book Create flexible and maintainable deployments using DSC configuration scripts that stand the test of time Explore the in depth details of the core architecture, concepts, and practices used by PowerShell DSC A step-by-step guide that shows you how to start using and taking advantage of PowerShell DSC Who This Book Is For This book is intended for system administrators, developers, or engineers who are responsible for configuration management and automation and wish to learn PowerShell Desired State Configuration for efficient management, configuration and deployment of systems and applications. What You Will Learn Understand configuration management and why you need it Craft flexible, reusable, and maintainable configuration scripts for thousands of servers Create custom DSC resources to manage any application or server setting Apply configuration data to deploy applications to different environments Utilize DSC push deployments to test your configuration scripts and custom DSC resources Install, configure and use DSC pull servers Run a Windows MSI package Deploy a website In Detail Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. PowerShell DSC is a new management platform that enables you to deploy and manage configuration data for software services and manage the environment in which these services run. This book begins with an overview of the basics of PowerShell DSC by covering the architecture and components of the Desired Sate Configuration. It will then familiarize you with the set of PowerShell language extensions and new PowerShell commands. It will help you understand and create DSC configurations with the help of practical examples, and to create DSC custom resources for your custom applications. Finally, you will learn to deploy a real world application using PowerShell DSC. By the end of the book, you will have better knowledge about the powerful Desired State Configuration platform, which helps you to achieve continuous delivery, and efficient management and easy deployment of data for systems. Style and approach This book is an in-depth guide to using PowerShell DSC, full of real-world experiences and best practices using PowerShell DSC. The topics are explained and build on one another other to provide a holistic learning experience. At the end, all the features learned will be used to create a real world application deployment using DSC.

Managing Windows Servers with Chef

Managing Windows Servers with Chef Author John Ewart
ISBN-10 9781783982431
Year 2014-05-23
Pages 110
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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This is a guide to automating Windows infrastructures using Chef, from the big picture through to hands-on examples. This book is designed for systems administrators who have had some exposure to Chef and are interested using it to manage their Windows-based systems. Some exposure to programming or scripting languages is expected for portions of this book.

Kali Linux Assuring Security by Penetration Testing

Kali Linux     Assuring Security by Penetration Testing Author Lee Allen
ISBN-10 9781849519496
Year 2014-04-07
Pages 454
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Written as an interactive tutorial, this book covers the core of Kali Linux with real-world examples and step-by-step instructions to provide professional guidelines and recommendations for you. The book is designed in a simple and intuitive manner that allows you to explore the whole Kali Linux testing process or study parts of it individually. If you are an IT security professional who has a basic knowledge of Unix/Linux operating systems, including an awareness of information security factors, and want to use Kali Linux for penetration testing, then this book is for you.

Pro ASP NET SignalR

Pro ASP NET SignalR Author Keyvan Nayyeri
ISBN-10 9781430263203
Year 2014-12-09
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Apress
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ASP.NET SignalR is the new solution to real-time communication between servers and clients in .NET. Use it to push new data to a web page or mobile device as soon as it becomes available, whether it’s a notification, live chat, up-to-the-minute financial data, or a range of other exciting applications. Innovations like Google live search and live Facebook and Twitter updates are pushing users’ expectations of the real-time web. With Pro ASP.NET SignalR, you can join this revolution and learn skills that will be valuable for years to come. Pro ASP.NET SignalR starts with an introduction to the real-time web. Learn about the technologies underlying the SignalR library, such as WebSockets and long-polling, and how SignalR elegantly flips between them depending on the capabilities of the client. Next, meet the concepts of hubs and persistent connections and how to use them to build the components of an ASP.NET SignalR application. Find out how to extend, test, debug, configure, scale, and host your applications, and how to target a range of clients, including Windows and iOS. The book rounds off with two case studies—a stock market price updater, and a collaborative drawing application—so you can get to grips with SignalR in a realistic scenario, using a broad range of the concepts covered in earlier chapters. As real-time updates to web and mobile apps become the norm, Pro ASP.NET SignalR will be your in-depth, one-stop companion to this new and exciting technology.

Windows Sysinternals Administrator s Reference

Windows Sysinternals Administrator s Reference Author Aaron Margosis
ISBN-10 9780735663602
Year 2011-06-15
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Pearson Education
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Get in-depth guidance—and inside insights—for using the Windows Sysinternals tools available from Microsoft TechNet. Guided by Sysinternals creator Mark Russinovich and Windows expert Aaron Margosis, you’ll drill into the features and functions of dozens of free file, disk, process, security, and Windows management tools. And you’ll learn how to apply the book’s best practices to help resolve your own technical issues the way the experts do. Diagnose. Troubleshoot. Optimize. Analyze CPU spikes, memory leaks, and other system problems Get a comprehensive view of file, disk, registry, process/thread, and network activity Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with Active Directory Easily scan, disable, and remove autostart applications and components Monitor application debug output Generate trigger-based memory dumps for application troubleshooting Audit and analyze file digital signatures, permissions, and other security information Execute Sysinternals management tools on one or more remote computers Master Process Explorer, Process Monitor, and Autoruns

C Programming in easy steps

C  Programming in easy steps Author Mike McGrath
ISBN-10 9781840787658
Year 2016-12-12
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher In Easy Steps
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C# Programming in easy steps will teach you to code applications, and demonstrates every aspect of the C# language you will need to produce professional programming results. Its examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing C# language basics including variables, arrays, logic, looping, methods, and classes. C# Programming in easy steps begins by explaining how to install the free Visual Studio Community Edition, to create an environment in which you can quickly begin to create your own executable programs by copying the book's examples. It demonstrates all the C# language basics before moving on to provide examples of Object Oriented Programming. The book concludes by demonstrating how you can use your acquired knowledge to create graphic programs for traditional PC Desktop apps, and also as Universal apps for multiple devices. C# Programming in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to: anyone who wants to begin programming in C#the programmer who quickly wants to add C# to their skills setthe hobbyist who wants to begin creating apps for their own computerthe student, and to those seeking a career in computing, who need a fundamental understanding of C# programming Contents: Getting startedStoring valuesPerforming operationsMaking statementsDevising methodsHandling stringsAccessing filesSolving problemsCreating objectsControlling eventsBuilding applicationsTargeting devices

Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2013

Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Author Scot Hillier
ISBN-10 9780735677937
Year 2013-11-15
Pages 600
Language en
Publisher Pearson Education
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Build custom SharePoint solutions with architectural insights from the experts. Take a deep dive into SharePoint 2013, and master the intricacies for designing and implementing robust apps and other business solutions for your organization. Led by an author team with in-depth knowledge of SharePoint architecture, you’ll thoroughly explore the SharePoint 2013 development platform and new app model through hands-on tasks and extensive code samples. Discover how to: Create SharePoint-hosted, provider-hosted, and autohosted apps Master the new app security model with OAuth and Certificates Develop workflows with the SharePoint 2013 workflow model Design a custom search experience and create search-based apps Leverage the client-side object model and REST APIs Produce catalog-driven web sites with Web Content Management capabilities Get cloud-based data sources with Business Connectivity Services Create and utilize remote event receivers for lists and libraries Generate new social networking apps and solutions

Active Directory Cookbook

Active Directory Cookbook Author Laura E. Hunter
ISBN-10 9780596554446
Year 2008-12-16
Pages 1092
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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When you need practical hands-on support for Active Directory, the updated edition of this extremely popular Cookbook provides quick solutions to more than 300 common (and uncommon) problems you might encounter when deploying, administering, and automating Microsoft's network directory service. For the third edition, Active Directory expert Laura E. Hunter offers troubleshooting recipes based on valuable input from Windows administrators, in addition to her own experience. You'll find solutions for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), ADAM (Active Directory Application Mode), multi-master replication, Domain Name System (DNS), Group Policy, the Active Directory Schema, and many other features. The Active Directory Cookbook will help you: Perform Active Directory tasks from the command line Use scripting technologies to automate Active Directory tasks Manage new Active Directory features, such as Read-Only Domain Controllers, fine-grained password policies, and more Create domains and trusts Locate users whose passwords are about to expire Apply a security filter to group policy objects Check for potential replication problems Restrict hosts from performing LDAP queries View DNS server performance statistics Each recipe includes a discussion explaining how and why the solution works, so you can adapt the problem-solving techniques to similar situations. Active Directory Cookbook is ideal for any IT professional using Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007, and Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007, including Active Directory administrators looking to automate task-based solutions. "It is rare for me to visit a customer site and not see a copy of Active Directory Cookbook on a shelf somewhere, which is a testament to its usefulness. The Cookbook takes the pain out of everyday AD tasks by providing concise, clear and relevant recipes. The fact that the recipes are provided using different methods (graphical user interface, command line and scripting) means that the book is suitable for anyone working with AD on a day-to-day basis. The introduction of PowerShell examples in this latest edition will be of particular interest for those looking to transition from VBScript. Laura has also done a great job in extending the Cookbook in this edition to encompass the broad range of changes to AD in Windows Server 2008." --Tony Murray, Founder of Activedir.org and Directory Services MVP "If you already understand Active Directory fundamentals and are looking fora quick solution to common Active Directory related tasks, look no further,you have found the book that you need." --joe Richards, Directory Services MVP "The Active Directory Cookbook is the real deal... a soup-to-nuts catalog of every administrative task an Active Directory administrator needs to perform. If you administer an Active Directory installation, this is the very first book you have to put on your shelf." --Gil Kirkpatrick, Chief Architect, Active Directory and Identity Management, Quest Software and Directory Services MVP

Exam Ref 70 486 Developing ASP NET MVC 4 Web Applications MCSD

Exam Ref 70 486 Developing ASP NET MVC 4 Web Applications  MCSD Author William Penberthy
ISBN-10 9780735677432
Year 2013-09-15
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Pearson Education
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Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-486—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of developing ASP.NET MVC-based solutions. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design the application architecture Design the user experience Develop the user experience Troubleshoot and debug web applications Design and implement security This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out Author Tony Redmond
ISBN-10 9780735658851
Year 2010-11-24
Pages 1248
Language en
Publisher Pearson Education
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Dive into Exchange Server 2010 and SP1—and discover how to really put your messaging solutions to work! This well-organized and in-depth reference packs all the details you need to deploy and manage Exchange 2010, including hundreds of timesaving solutions, expert tips, and workarounds. Topics include preparing for the deployment of Exchange 2010; new features of Service Pack 1; using Remote PowerShell and the Exchange Management Shell; understanding how the new Role Based Access Control (RBAC) permissions model works and how to customize it to your requirements; the new high availability model for the Exchange Store and how to approach designs for Database Availability Groups; using compliance features such as archive mailboxes, retention policies, and multi-mailbox discovery searches; the new role of the Client Access Server as the MAPI endpoint for Microsoft Outlook clients; the redesign of Outlook Web App (OWA) and the introduction of the Exchange Control Panel; and many more topics to ease the roll-out of Microsoft’s latest messaging server.

Programming the Windows Runtime by Example

Programming the Windows Runtime by Example Author Jeremy Likness
ISBN-10 9780133430400
Year 2014-06-03
Pages 816
Language en
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
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Master Windows 8.1/Windows Runtime Programming Through 80 Expert Projects This is the most complete, hands-on, solutions-focused guide to programming modern Windows applications with the Windows Runtime. Leading Windows development consultants Jeremy Likness and John Garland present easy-to-adapt C# and XAML example code for more than 80 projects. Their real-world application examples help you apply Windows 8.1’s best improvements, including large tiles, the new search control, flyouts, command bars, native WinRT networking, and new deployment and sideloading options. Drawing on their pioneering experience, they illuminate key areas of the Windows Runtime API, offering uniquely detailed coverage of encryption, cloud connectivity, devices, printers, and media integration. You’ll find cutting-edge tips and tricks available in no other book. This is an indispensable resource for all intermediate-to-advanced Windows developers, and for any architect building desktop, tablet, or mobile solutions with Microsoft technologies. Its focus on both C# and XAML will make it valuable to millions of Windows developers already familiar with Silverlight, WPF, and/or .NET. Coverage includes • Creating robust app interfaces with the newest XAML controls, including flyouts and command bars • Saving data in a persistent “roaming zone” for syncing across Windows 8.1 devices • Using Visual State Manager (VSM) to build apps that adapt to various device resolutions and orientations • Integrating virtually any form of data into your apps • Connecting with web services, RSS, Atom feeds, and social networks • Securing apps via authentication, encrypting, signing, and single sign-on with Microsoft Account, Facebook, Google, and more • Leveraging Windows 8.1 media enhancements that improve battery life and app performance • Networking more effectively with Windows 8.1’s revamped HTTP implementation and new location APIs • Using Tiles and Toasts to keep apps alive and connected, even when they aren’t running • Enabling users to send content between devices via NFC tap and send • Ensuring accessibility and globalizing your apps • Efficiently debugging, optimizing, packaging, and deploying your apps • Building sideloadable apps that don’t have to be published in Windows Store “This book doesn’t just focus on singular concepts, it also provides end-to-end perspective on building an app in WinRT. It is one of those essential tools for Windows developers that will help you complete your software goals sooner than without it!” —Tim Heuer, Principal Program Manager Lead, XAML Platform, Microsoft Corporation

Learn Windows Powershell in a Month of Lunches

Learn Windows Powershell in a Month of Lunches Author Donald W. Jones
ISBN-10 1617294160
Year 2016-10-01
Pages 375
Language en
Publisher Manning Publications
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PowerShell provides a single, unified administrative command line from which to control and automate virtually every aspect of a Windows system. It accepts and executes commands immediately, and scripts can be written to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint. This updated book covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and later. This edition is appropriate for PowerShell version 3 and later. There is coverage for new PowerShell version 5 features like PowerShellGet, however PowerShell fundamentals are unchanged. Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. With just one hour a day for a month, readers will be automating Windows tasks faster than they ever thought possible. They start with the basics (What is PowerShell and what can be done with it). Then, it moves systematically through the techniques and features that facilitate efficient and effective results. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 App Development

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 App Development Author Scot Hillier
ISBN-10 9780735675254
Year 2013-01-15
Pages 125
Language en
Publisher Pearson Education
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Your guide to designing apps that extend the capabilities of your SharePoint site. Take advantage of the most important new concept in Microsoft SharePoint 2013--the app. Led by two SharePoint experts, you’ll learn development techniques such as building app lists, creating event handlers, and the major classes in the object model that provide access to content stored in SharePoint. Get expert guidance on how to: Best design an app Develop a SharePoint-hosted app Develop a developer- hosted app Create and use lists Support notifications Program a client-side app with JavaScript Establish user security and SharePoint application security Get code samples on the Web.