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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

Exploring compatibility solution limitations

In the previous recipe, you saw how you could use the Windows PowerShell compatibility mechanism built into PowerShell 7. This solution provides you with access to modules that their owners have not yet converted to run natively in PowerShell 7. This solution provides improved compatibility but does have some minor limitations.

The first limitation is discovery. You can't easily discover unsupported commands. You cannot, for example, use PowerShell 7's Get-Module to list the ServerManager module, even though you can use Get-Command to discover commands inside the module.

Another limitation of the compatibility solution is that PowerShell 7 does not import any display or type XML contained in the module. The result is that some commands may display output slightly differently. There are ways around this, including just running the entire command inside a remoting session.

Despite the compatibility solution, some Windows...