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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

Security within every organization is vital, more so now than ever, with today's near-constant threats from any number of attackers. You need to ensure every aspect of your organization is secure, from physical security to the security of your network and computer infrastructure.

Since the earliest times, security-savvy folks have preached the gospel of security in depth. Having as many layers as is possible and realistic is just a good thing. As the theory goes – the bad guys have to defeat all your layers to defeat you, while you only need to hold one to stay safe.

PowerShell is a powerful tool for IT professionals wanting to be secure and stay secure. There is so much you can do with PowerShell to help your organization deploy excellent security over your network and computer infrastructure. In this chapter, we look at several ways to use PowerShell to improve your Windows infrastructure's security.

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