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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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Changing the spooler directory

During the printing process, the Windows printer spooler in Windows uses an on-disk folder to hold the temporary files the printing process creates. If multiple users each print very large documents to a single printer, the print queue and the temporary folder can get quite large. By default, this folder is C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS. For a busy print server with multiple printers, you may wish to change the default spool folder.

Getting ready

This recipe uses the PSRV printer server set up as per the Installing and sharing printers recipe.

How to do it...

  1. Loading the System.Printing namespace and classes
    Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Printing
  2. Defining the required permissions
    $Permissions =
  3. Creating a PrintServer object with...