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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

Introduction

Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform and is a competitor to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public cloud providers. Azure provides you with access to a vast and constantly growing range of features. It enables any organization to move some of, most of, or even their entire on-premises infrastructure into the cloud.

Azure features come in three levels:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

IaaS is, in effect, an instant computing infrastructure that you can provision, manage, and use over the Internet or via a private network connection. IaaS includes essential computing infrastructure components (servers, storage, networking, firewalls, and security), plus the physical plant you require to run these components (for example, power and air conditioning). In an IaaS environment, the servers are Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) (effectively Hyper-V VMs) and interact...