PowerShell Automation Tools for Enterprise IT

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PowerShell Automation

The Windows PowerShell console is a convenient environment for automating IT and sys admin tasks. But custom scripts and PowerShell commands can be time-consuming and error-prone, while PowerShell ISE can lack capabilities needed to automate, monitor, and manage end-to-end processes. 

ActiveBatch enhances the functionality of PowerShell by providing event triggers, monitoring, alerts, and audits for PowerShell cmdlets and scripts. Users can also integrate PowerShell scripts with ActiveBatch jobs and processes that span both Windows and non-Windows technologies.

 

ActiveBatch Integrated Jobs Library

Seamless Cross-Platform Integrations

ActiveBatch’s Integrated Jobs Library provides drag-and-drop connectors that enable IT to integrate PowerShell scripts into workflows that incorporate disparate technologies and operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac OS, etc.), without additional scripting.

  • Business automation: Active Directory, HR platforms, enterprise resource management (ERP), business process management (BPM), and BI tools     
  • Data center: Hadoop ecosystem, Microsoft SQL and Oracle Databases, Informatica, and other ETL tools      
  • IT infrastructure automation: on-premises data centers plus cloud vendors including VMware, Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure for hybrid-IT and multi-cloud orchestration
  • Secure file transfers: MFT, SFTP, FTPS, with advanced file event triggers and parallel transfer capabilities



ActiveBatch Architecture

Granular Scheduling and Event Automation

Ps1 files can be triggered based on granular date and time schedules, while manual interventions can be minimized with an array of event triggers for business and IT tasks, including email, file events, FTP file triggers, data modifications, and more. Users can also run scripts using date arithmetic, constraints, and holidays for complex event scheduling.

 

Seamless Script Management

The ActiveBatch Script Editor allows IT professionals to edit and append scripts, then trigger to see the results live. It also highlights syntax errors, and includes find/replace and variable auto-completion capabilities. Plus, ActiveBatch’s audit capabilities allow IT to see who made what changes to what code. Reviewers can compare versions and rollback changes.

 

Enhance Your PowerShell Automation and Reduce Your Reliance on Scripting

Frequently Asked Questions

PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting language for common tasks in IT. It is object-based and includes a pipeline, making it a useful tool for creating automation scripts. However, PowerShell offers few capabilities for monitoring and managing processes and resources, and can require complex custom scripts in order to automate across Windows and non-Windows technologies. Explore the ActiveBatch PowerShell Integration.

Yes. PowerShell automation tools (including Windows Integrated Scripting Environment and open source tools) make it easier to manage and edit scripts. For example, ActiveBatch offers auditing and revision history capabilities out-of-the-box, as well as a Simulation Mode so users can test scripts before going to production. Scripts can be turned into reusable Job Steps that can be seamlessly dropped into cross-platform processes. Explore ActiveBatch’s capabilities for developers.

ActiveBatch provides a native PowerShell integration using prebuilt, no-code Job Steps that simplify the automation of PowerShell scripting. These Job Steps can be used to pass PowerShell objects between Windows and non-Windows technologies, enabling IT to build complex end-to-end processes in a fraction of the time. Explore what you can accomplish with ActiveBatch.

Yes, in some cases. For example, ActiveBatch includes an array of event triggers for business and IT tasks, including email, text file events, FTP file triggers, data modifications, and more. Users can also leverage constraint-based scheduling to reduce delays and improve SLAs. Explore ActiveBatch’s event-automation capabilities.

Yes, ActiveBatch provides a PowerShell module that replaces longer COM scripts with single-line command prompts, or cmdlets. The ActiveBatch module for PowerShell increases ease of use when performing programmatic changes to the ActiveBatch environment or triggering jobs. Explore ActiveBatch’s integration with PowerShell.

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