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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

You can think about debugging as the art and science of removing bugs from your PowerShell scripts. You may find your script does not always do what you or your users want, both during the development of the script and later, after you have used it in production. Troubleshooting is a process you go through to determine why your script is not doing what you want (and helps you resolve your issues with the script).

There are three broad classes of problems that you encounter:

  • Syntax errors
  • Logic errors
  • Runtime errors

Syntax errors are all too common – especially if your typing is less than perfect. It is so easy to type Get-ChildTiem as opposed to Get-ChildItem. The good news is that until you resolve your syntax errors, your script cannot run successfully. There are several ways to avoid syntax errors and to simplify the task of finding and removing them. One simple way is to use a good code editor, such as VS Code. Just like...