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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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Creating a printer pool

Windows allows you to create a printer pool, a printer with two or more print devices (each with a separate printer port). With a printer pool, Windows sends a given print job to any of the pool's printers. This feature is helpful in environments where users print large numbers of documents and need the speed that additional printers can provide without asking the user to choose the specific print device to use.

There are no PowerShell cmdlets to enable you to create a printer pool. Also, WMI does not provide a mechanism to create a printer pool. As with other recipes in this chapter, you use printui.dll and rundll32 to deploy your printer pool. This recipe is another example of utilizing older console applications to achieve your objective.

Getting ready

You run this recipe on PSRV, on which you have set up a new printer, SalesPrinter1.

How to do it...

  1. Adding a port for the printer
    $P ...