As an IT administrator you will have to be confident in checking and modifying Windows workstations and servers. In this course, Managing Computers with PowerShell and CIM, you’ll learn to manage servers and desktops with PowerShell, and specifically CIM. First, you’ll explore WMI. Next, you’ll discover the commands associated to CIM. Finally, you’ll learn how to connect to computers using CIM. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of managing computers using PowerShell needed to create and perform automated tasks using CIM.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Liam Cleary, and welcome to my course, Managing Computers with PowerShell and CIM. I am the CEO and owner at SharePlicity, as well as a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. A key task performed by most IT administrators involves checking or modifying either Windows workstations or servers. Common tasks are executed multiple times, often manually, to achieve this. PowerShell allows you to remotely connect to workstations and servers and execute commands that can replace the manual steps. This is achieved by using CIM commands that are designed to help when working with Windows workstations or servers. In this course, we're going to walk through the basics of CIM commands and how to remotely manage computers. Some of the major topics that we will cover include comparing WMI and CIM commands, executing basic CIM commands, understanding the different ways to remotely connect using CIM commands, and then performing tasks and creating jobs using those CIM commands. By the end of this course, you'll understand how to use CIM commands and how to remotely connect and manage workstations and servers. You need previous PowerShell experience for this course, as well as an understanding of Windows servers and clients. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into overall PowerShell scripting and management with courses on Working Smarter with PowerShell Background Jobs, Windows PowerShell scripting and toolmaking, automation with windows PowerShell, and Getting Started with PowerShell Core on Linux and macOS. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to use CIM commands and manage workstations and servers with the Managing Computers with PowerShell and CIM course, at Pluralsight.