The Administrator Crash Course: Windows PowerShell v2 by Don Jones
Mastering PowerShell by Dr Tobias Weltner
Laymanís Guide to PowerShell 2.0 Remoting by Ravikanth Chaganti
Administratorís Guide to Windows PowerShell Remoting by Dr. Tobias Weltner, Aleksandar Nikolic & Richard Giles
PowerShell 2.0 One Cmdlet at a Time by Jonathan Medd
The Windows PowerShell Ownerís Manual: Version 2.0 by Jean Ross & Greg Stemp
WMI Query Language via PowerShell by Ravikanth Chaganti
Windows PowerShell 1.0 TFM by Don Jones & Jeffery Hicks
Effective Windows PowerShell by Keith Hill
To add to the post above, here's my collection of some of the best non-free PowerShell eBooks. If you know of any more, feel free to add them to the list.
Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches by Don Jones
Windows PowerShell Scripting and Toolmaking by Don Jones
PowerShell and WMI by Richard Siddaway
PowerShell in Practice by Richard Siddaway
Windows PowerShell in Action - Second Edition by Bruce Payette
Windows PowerShell v2.0 by Jeffery Hicks
Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell - Second Edition by Jeffery Hicks
Windows PowerShell Cookbook, 2nd Edition by Lee Holmes
Microsoft Exchange 2010 PowerShell Cookbook by Mike Pfeiffer
A few more books to add to the list...
Secrets of PowerShell Remoting by Don Jones & Tobias Weltner
List of PowerShell books ę Jason HofferleThis free guide covers all of the hidden details, configuration tricks, and difficult scenarios involved with Windows PowerShell Remoting.
My list of free PowerShell eBooks has been very popular, so I decided to compile a list of paid PowerShell books. I own several of these books myself, and I thought it would be helpful to have links to the publisher page for code examples, bonus chapters and errata.
My top recommendation is Windows PowerShell in Action by Bruce Payette. This book goes into great depth on the inner workings of PowerShell and why certain decisions were made during development. Bruce is a founding member of the Windows PowerShell team at Microsoft, and the principal author of the language implementation. Itís hard to find a more authoritative source than this.
Someone with no scripting or programming experience would have an easier time with Don Jonesí Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches. Donís book is written like a textbook with each chapter building on the previous lessons. There are also excellent supplementary resources available including a classroom kit for trainers and video lessons.
The remaining books are listed by publication date, and how useful they are depends on the situation. Someone that likes to learn from examples might prefer the Windows PowerShell Cookbook, while a SharePoint or VMware administrator would find the books focusing on those specific topics immediately valuable.
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