Automate Windows server tasks with the powerful features of the PowerShell Language
- Leverage PowerShell to automate complex Windows server tasks
- Master new features such as DevOps, and containers, and speed up their performance using PowerShell
- Improve PowerShell's usability, and control and manage Windows-based environments by working through exciting recipes
Windows Server 2019 represents the latest version of Microsoft's flagship server operating system. It also comes with PowerShell Version 5.1 and has a number of additional features that IT pros find useful.
The book helps the reader learn how to use PowerShell and manage core roles, features, and services of Windows Server 2019.
You will begin with creating a PowerShell Administrative Environment that has updated versions of PowerShell and the Windows Management Framework, updated versions of the .NET Framework, and third-party modules. Next, you will learn to use PowerShell to set up and configure Windows Server 2019 networking and also managing objects in the AD environment. You will also learn to set up a host to utilize containers and how to deploy containers. You will also be implementing different mechanisms for achieving desired state configuration along with getting well versed with Azure infrastructure and how to setup Virtual Machines, web sites, and shared files on Azure. Finally, you will be using some powerful tools you can use to diagnose and resolve issues with Windows Server 2019.
By the end of the book, you will learn a lot of trips and tricks to automate your windows environment with PowerShell
What you will learn
- Perform key admin tasks on Windows Server 2019
- Employing best practices for writing PowerShell scripts and configuring Windows Server 2019
- Use the .NET Framework to achieve administrative scripting
- Set up VMs, websites, and shared files on Azure
- Report system performance using built-in cmdlets and WMI to obtain single measurements
- Know the tools you can use to diagnose and resolve issues with Windows Server
Who this book is for
If you are a systems administrator, engineer, or an architect working with Windows Server 2016 interested in upgrading to Windows Server 2019 and automating tasks with PowerShell, then this book is for you. A basic knowledge of PowerShell is expected.
About the Author
Thomas Lee is a consultant/trainer/writer from England and has been in the IT business since the late 1960's. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Thomas joined ComShare where he was a systems programmer building the Commander II time-sharing operating system, a forerunner of today's Cloud computing paradigm. In the mid 1970's he moved to ICL to work on the VME/K operating system. After a sabbatical in 1980/81, he joined Accenture, leaving in 1988 to run his own consulting and training business, which is still active today. Thomas holds numerous Microsoft certifications, including MCSE (one of the first in the world) and later versions, MCT (25 years), and was awarded Microsoft's MVP award 17 times.