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Windows Server Automation with PowerShell Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By : Thomas Lee
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Windows Server Automation with PowerShell Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By: Thomas Lee

Overview of this book

With a foreword from PowerShell creator Jeffrey Snover, this heavily updated edition is designed to help you learn how to use PowerShell 7.1 effectively and manage the core roles, features, and services of Windows Server in an enterprise setting. All scripts are compatible with both Window Server 2022 and 2019. This latest edition equips you with over 100 recipes you'll need in day-to-day work, covering a wide range of fundamental and more advanced use cases. We look at how to install and configure PowerShell 7.1, along with useful new features and optimizations, and how the PowerShell compatibility solution bridges the gap to older versions of PowerShell. Topics include using PowerShell to manage networking and DHCP in Windows Server, objects in Active Directory, Hyper-V, and Azure. Debugging is crucial, so the book shows you how to use some powerful tools to diagnose and resolve issues with Windows Server.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
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Using the PowerShell 7 console

With PowerShell 7, the name of the PowerShell executable is now pwsh.exe, as you saw in the previous recipe. After installing PowerShell 7 in Windows, you can start the PowerShell 7 console by clicking Start and typing pwsh.exe, then hitting Return. The PowerShell MSI installer does not create a Start panel or taskbar shortcut.

Getting ready

You run this recipe on SRV1 after you have installed PowerShell 7.

How to do it...

  1. Running the PowerShell 7 console

    From the Windows desktop in SRV1, click on the Windows key, then type pwsh, followed by the Enter key.

  2. Viewing the PowerShell version
  3. Viewing the $Host variable
  4. Looking at the PowerShell process
    Get-Process -Id $Pid | 
      Format-Custom MainModule -Depth 1
  5. Looking at...