Question Description

In 2–3 Pages

Scripting is a powerful aid to system administrators and, if understood properly, to end users as well. Your group has been asked to provide information about file storage needs on all the computers in the network. Your tool of choice for this task is Windows PowerShell.

For this project, do the following:

  • Download and install Windows PowerShell if it is not already installed on your computer (see Start Menu > Accessories).
  • Review the Getting Started information in the Windows PowerShell help file, and study the information in the help file and online resource for basic scripting techniques using Windows PowerShell.
  • Prepare a document to submit your work:
    • Use Microsoft Word
    • Title page
      • Course number and name
      • Project name
      • Your name
      • Date
    • Write a Windows PowerShell script that will perform the following functions:
      • Search your computer for files ending with a .doc, .docx, .xls, or .xlsx file extension.
      • Output the filenames and sizes (in groups by file extension) to a text file named “File_Summary.txt”. The output should also conclude with a total of the number of files and total file size for each file extension.
      • Include comments in the script code to document the functionality of the script.
    • Paste the script and the file output to your MS Word document.

In 300 Words

You are a member of the IT department in your organization, and you are asked to provide a scripting solution for some of the tasks your group must repeat on a regular basis. The group has decided to use Windows PowerShell for this work, and you need to provide information about this scripting tool and how the IT department will be able to use it for their scripting needs.

For a quick introduction to PowerShell and some of its features, visit the following site: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scriptcenter.

  • Use the Library and Internet to find information about Windows PowerShell.
  • Provide an example of a Windows PowerShell script that could be used for an administrative task in an IT department.
  • Discuss how the sample script works.
  • Include at least 1 reference to research sources.
  • Cite all references using APA format.
  • Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and format should be correct and professional.