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Windows 11 for Enterprise Administrators - Second Edition

By : Manuel Singer, Jeff Stokes, Steve Miles, Thomas Lee, Richard Diver
Book Image

Windows 11 for Enterprise Administrators - Second Edition

By: Manuel Singer, Jeff Stokes, Steve Miles, Thomas Lee, Richard Diver

Overview of this book

Windows 11 comes with a plethora of new security measures, customizability, and accessibility features that can help your organization run more smoothly. But, without a proper introduction to this new version of Windows, it’s easy to miss the most important improvements, along with configuration options that will make migrating to Windows 11 frictionless. Windows 11 for Enterprise Administrators helps you understand the installation process, configuration methods, deployment scenarios, and management strategies. You’ll delve into configuring Remote Server Administration Tools for remote Windows Server and Azure Active Directory management. This edition emphasizes PowerShell's role in automating administrative tasks, and its importance in Windows 11 and Windows Server management. It also provides comprehensive insights into Windows 11 updates, including Version 21H2 and 22H2, contrasting them with Windows 10, ensuring your knowledge stays current with the latest enhancements in the Windows ecosystem. By the end of this book, you'll be well-equipped with Windows 11's vital technologies and potentials, enabling you to adeptly oversee and implement these attributes within your company.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Chapter 9: Advanced Configurations

Introduction to PowerShell

PowerShell is a cross-platform (Windows, Linux, and macOS) task automation framework for IT professionals. PowerShell contains an interactive shell and a scripting language. The interactive shell is on par with the best Linux shells, including Bash. The scripting language is based on .NET and has the power of Perl, Ruby, and many other popular languages. PowerShell allows you to manage all aspects of Windows 11.

In this chapter, we cover the following:

  • What is PowerShell?
  • Installing Windows PowerShell and PowerShell 7 in Windows 11
  • What are cmdlets, objects, and the pipeline?
  • PowerShell’s scripting language
  • Modules and commands
  • Hardening PowerShell
  • Configuring PowerShell

It is not possible to describe PowerShell fully in a single chapter. This chapter aims to introduce the key concepts and terms, show examples, and give you resources to discover more about specific features.