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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

Managing VM state

Hyper-V provides you with the ability to start, stop, and pause a Hyper-V VM. You can also save and restore a VM. You use the Hyper-V cmdlets to manage your VMs either locally (that is, on the Hyper-V host in a remote desktop (RDP) or PowerShell remoting session) or use RSAT tools to manage the state of VMs on remote Hyper-V hosts.

You can start and stop VMs either directly or via the task scheduler. You might want to start up a few VMs every working morning and stop them each evening. If you have provisioned your Hyper-V host with spinning disks, starting multiple VMs at once stresses the storage subsystem, especially if you are using any form of RAID on the disk drives you use to hold your virtual disks. Depending on your hardware, you can sometimes hear the IO Blender effect starting up a small VM farm. Even with solid-state disks, starting several VMs at once puts a considerable load on the Windows storage system. In such cases, you might pause a VM and let...