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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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Index

Exploring PowerShell 7 installation artifacts

In PowerShell 7, certain objects added by the PowerShell 7 installer (and PowerShell 7) differ from those used by Windows PowerShell.

Getting ready

This recipe uses SRV1 after you have installed PowerShell 7. In this recipe, you use the PowerShell 7 console to run the steps.

How to do it...

  1. Checking the version table for the PowerShell 7 console
    $PSVersionTable
    
  2. Examining the PowerShell 7 installation folder
    Get-Childitem -Path $env:ProgramFiles\PowerShell\7 -Recurse |
      Measure-Object -Property Length -Sum
    
  3. Viewing the PowerShell 7 configuration JSON file
    Get-ChildItem -Path $env:ProgramFiles\PowerShell\7\powershell*.json | 
      Get-Content
    
  4. Checking the initial Execution Policy for PowerShell 7
    Get-ExecutionPolicy  
    
  5. ...