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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

Creating Azure resources

In the previous recipe, you created and used the basic Azure management environment by downloading the key modules, logging in to Azure, and looking at the environment. In this recipe, you create certain key Azure assets, including a resource group, a storage account, and tags.

You create all Azure resources within a resource group. A resource group is a grouping of Azure resources. Resource groups are fundamental to managing Azure resources.

Any storage you create within Azure resides in a storage account, a fundamental building block within Azure. You create a storage account within one of the Azure locations you saw in the Getting started using Azure with PowerShell recipe. When you create your storage account, you specify the level of resiliency and durability that you wish Azure to provide. There are several levels of replication provided within Azure. These levels provide for multiple copies of the data, which Microsoft replicates automatically...