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Learn PowerShell Core 6.0

By : David das Neves, Jan-Hendrik Peters
Book Image

Learn PowerShell Core 6.0

By: David das Neves, Jan-Hendrik Peters

Overview of this book

Beginning with an overview of the different versions of PowerShell, Learn PowerShell Core 6.0 introduces you to VSCode and then dives into helping you understand the basic techniques in PowerShell scripting. You will cover advanced coding techniques, learn how to write reusable code as well as store and load data with PowerShell. This book will help you understand PowerShell security and Just Enough Administration, enabling you to create your own PowerShell repository. The last set of chapters will guide you in setting up, configuring, and working with Release Pipelines in VSCode and VSTS, and help you understand PowerShell DSC. In addition to this, you will learn how to use PowerShell with Windows, Azure, Microsoft Online Services, SCCM, and SQL Server. The final chapter will provide you with some use cases and pro tips. By the end of this book, you will be able to create professional reusable code using security insight and knowledge of working with PowerShell Core 6.0 and its most important capabilities.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
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One of the most important data stores on Windows machines is the Windows Registry. It is a hierarchical database, and stores low-level settings for the system and the applications on the system. You will need to add or read keys, and in rare cases even remove some. The most important cmdlets to work with the registry are the following:


Retrieves one or more keys or values from the Registry


Retrieves one or more values from the Registry


Creates a new value in the Registry


Renames a Registry value to a new key


Removes a Registry value


One of the most practical examples in this context is to retrieve the installed applications from the registry with the specific uninstallation strings:

#registry path for 64-bit software installations

#registry path for 32-bit software installations