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Windows Server Automation with PowerShell Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By : Thomas Lee
Book Image

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 an Azure Virtual Machine

Azure provides a range of on-demand computing resources, one of which is VMs. An Azure VM is a good solution for more control over the computing environment than you might obtain using a PaaS service.

An Azure VM is essentially a Hyper-V VM that you run within Azure. There are some differences between the Hyper-V VMs you create within Server 2022 (or Windows 10) and Azure VMs, but they are minor. The Az cmdlets you use to manage Azure VMs are slightly different in style from the Hyper-V cmdlets, which may mean a bit of a learning curve.

Getting ready

This recipe uses SRV1, which you have used to access Azure so far in this chapter.

How to do it...

  1. Defining key variables
    $Locname = 'uksouth'          # location name
    $RgName  = 'packt_rg'         # resource...