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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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Exploring PSReadLine

PSReadLine is a PowerShell module that provides additional console editing features within both PowerShell 7 and Windows PowerShell. The module provides a command-line editing experience that is on par with the best of the Linux command shells (such as Bash).

When you type into a PowerShell console, PSReadLine intercepts your keystrokes to provide syntax coloring, simple syntax error notification, and a great deal more. PSReadLine enables you to customize your environment to suit your personal preferences. Some key features of the module include:

  • Syntax coloring of the command-line entries
  • Multi-line editing
  • History management
  • Customizable key bindings
  • Highly customizable

For an overview of PSReadLine, see And for more details, you can view the PSReadLine GitHub README file: