Over 100 recipes to help you leverage PowerShell to automate Windows Server 2016 manual tasksAbout This Book* Automate Windows server tasks with the powerful features of the PowerShell Language* Master new features such as DevOps, containers, and Nano servers, and speed up their performance using PowerShell* Improve PowerShell's usability, and control and manage Windows-based environments by working through inviting recipesWho This Book Is ForIf you are a systems administrator, engineer, or an architect working with Windows Server 2016 and want to automate tasks with PowerShell, then this book is for you. A basic knowledge of PowerShell is expected.What You Will Learn* Streamline routine administration processes* Improve the performance and storage of your Windows server with enhanced large-scale PowerShell scripts* Use DSC to leverage Windows server features* Generate automatic reports that highlight unexpected changes in your environment* Monitor performance and report on system utilization using detailed graphs and analysis* Create and manage a reliable and redundant Hyper-V environment* Manage your enterprise's patch level* Utilize multiple tools and protocols to manage your environmentIn DetailThis book showcases several ways that Windows administrators can use to automate and streamline their job. You'll start with the PowerShell and Windows Server fundamentals, where you'll become well versed with PowerShell and Windows Server features.In the next module, Core Windows Server 2016, you'll implement Nano Server, manage Windows updates, and implement troubleshooting and server inventories. You'll then move on to the Networking module, where you'll manage Windows network services and network shares.The last module covers Azure and DSC, where you will use Azure on PowerShell and DSC to easily maintain Windows servers.Style and approachThis is a practical guide packed with attractive recipes to help you effectively use PowerShell to accelerate your daily administrative tasks with Windows server.
Over 100 recipes to help you leverage PowerShell to automate Windows Server 2016 manual tasks About This Book Automate Windows server tasks with the powerful features of the PowerShell Language Master new features such as DevOps, containers, and Nano servers, and speed up their performance using PowerShell Improve PowerShell's usability, and control and manage Windows-based environments by working through inviting recipes Who This Book Is For If you are a systems administrator, engineer, or an architect working with Windows Server 2016 and want to automate tasks with PowerShell, then this book is for you. A basic knowledge of PowerShell is expected. What You Will Learn Streamline routine administration processes Improve the performance and storage of your Windows server with enhanced large-scale PowerShell scripts Use DSC to leverage Windows server features Generate automatic reports that highlight unexpected changes in your environment Monitor performance and report on system utilization using detailed graphs and analysis Create and manage a reliable and redundant Hyper-V environment Manage your enterprise's patch level Utilize multiple tools and protocols to manage your environment In Detail This book showcases several ways that Windows administrators can use to automate and streamline their job. You'll start with the PowerShell and Windows Server fundamentals, where you'll become well versed with PowerShell and Windows Server features. In the next module, Core Windows Server 2016, you'll implement Nano Server, manage Windows updates, and implement troubleshooting and server inventories. You'll then move on to the Networking module, where you'll manage Windows network services and network shares. The last module covers Azure and DSC, where you will use Azure on PowerShell and DSC to easily maintain Windows servers. Style and approach This is a practical guide packed with attractive recipes to help you effectively use PowerShell to accelerate your daily administrative tasks with Windows server.
Automate Windows server tasks with the powerful features of the PowerShell Language Key Features 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 Book Description 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.
This cookbook will help you gain command of PowerShell 7.1 to manage the core roles, features, and services within Windows Server 2022 and 2019. Thomas Lee provides an expansive view of the functionality made possible in PowerShell’s latest major release.
If you work on a daily basis with Windows Server 2012, this book will make life easier by teaching you the skills to automate server tasks with PowerShell scripts, all delivered in recipe form for rapid implementation. Overview Extend the capabilities of your Windows environment. Improve the process reliability by using well defined PowerShell scripts. Full of examples, scripts, and real-world best practices. In Detail Automating server tasks allows administrators to repeatedly perform the same, or similar, tasks over and over again. With PowerShell scripts, you can automate server tasks and reduce manual input, allowing you to focus on more important tasks. Windows Server 2012 Automation with PowerShell will show several ways for a Windows administrator to automate and streamline his/her job. Learn how to automate server tasks to ease your day-to-day operations, generate performance and configuration reports, and troubleshoot and resolve critical problems. Windows Server 2012 Automation with PowerShell will introduce you to the advantages of using Windows Server 2012 and PowerShell. Each recipe is a building block that can easily be combined to provide larger and more useful scripts to automate your systems. The recipes are packed with examples and real world experience to make the job of managing and administrating Windows servers easier. The book begins with automation of common Windows Networking components such as AD, DHCP, DNS, and PKI, managing Hyper-V, and backing up the server environment. By the end of the book you will be able to use PowerShell scripts to automate tasks such as performance monitoring, reporting, analyzing the environment to match best practices, and troubleshooting. What you will learn from this book Streamline routine administration processes. Automate the implementation of entire AD infrastructures. Generate automatic reports that highlight unexpected changes in your environment. Monitor performance and report on system utilization in detailed graphs and analysis. Create and manage a reliable and redundant Hyper-V environment. Utilize the Best Practices Analyzer from Microsoft to ensure your environment is configured optimally. Manage the patch level of your enterprise. Utilize multiple protocols to share information in a heterogeneous environment. Approach Cookbook with recipes based on real life examples. Who this book is written for This book is written to assist the daily tasks for systems administrators, engineers, and architects working with Windows Server 2012.
This book contains more than 25 hands-on recipes that will equip you to build a PKI and roll out remote access capabilities via Microsoft DirectAccess and VPN. This book also contains tips and tricks for increasing the security footprint of your Windows Server infrastructure. Key Features Identify and mitigate security risks in your Windows Server 2016 infrastructure Learn how to build a PKI and use it to issue certificates within your network In-depth information for setting up Microsoft DirectAccess Book Description Windows Server 2016 is an operating system designed to run on today’s highly performant servers, both on-premise and in the cloud. It supports enterprise-level data storage, communications, management, and applications. This book builds off a basic knowledge of the Windows Server operating system, and assists administrators with taking the security of their systems one step further. You will learn tips for configuring proper networking, especially on multi-homed systems, and tricks for locking down access to your servers. Then you will move onto one of the hottest security topics of the year – certificates. You will learn how to build your own PKI, or how to better administer one that you already have. You will publish templates, issue certificates, and even configure autoenrollment in your network. When we say “networking” we don’t only mean inside the LAN. To deal safely with mobile devices, you will learn about the capabilities of Windows Server 2016 for connecting these assets securely back into the corporate network, with information about DirectAccess and VPN. The material in the book has been selected from the content of Packt's Windows Server 2016 Cookbook by Jordan Krause to provide a specific focus on these key Windows Server tasks. What you will learn Implement solid networking and security practices into your Windows Server environment Design your own PKI and start issuing certificates today Connect your remote laptops back to the corporate network using Microsoft's own remote access technologies, including DirectAccess Learn to use commands that will help you with monitoring network traffic. Build and explore your first Server Core instance today! Who this book is for If you are a Windows Server administrator interested in learning the key security and networking functions available in Windows Server 2016, keep this book close at hand. If you are a server administrator setting up certificate services for the first time you will also benefit from the step-by-step instructions on implementation of a PKI.
Enhance your skills in expert module development, deployment, security, DevOps, and cloud Key Features A step-by-step guide to get you started with PowerShell Core 6.0 Harness the capabilities of PowerShell Core 6.0 to perform simple to complex administration tasks Learn core administrative concepts such as scripting, pipelines, and DSC Book Description 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. What you will learn Get to grips with Powershell Core 6.0 Explore basic and advanced PowerShell scripting techniques Get to grips with Windows PowerShell Security Work with centralization and DevOps with PowerShell Implement PowerShell in your organization through real-life examples Learn to create GUIs and use DSC in production Who this book is for If you are a Windows administrator or a DevOps user who wants to leverage PowerShell to automate simple to complex tasks, then this book is for you. Whether you know nothing about PowerShell or just enough to get by, this guide will give you what you need to go to take your scripting to the next level. You’ll also find this book useful if you’re a PowerShell expert looking to expand your knowledge in areas such as PowerShell Security and DevOps.
Make the most of PowerShell's features to manage all aspects of your Exchange Server 2016 environment. About This Book Learn to integrate PowerShell with Exchange Server 2016 Write scripts and functions to run tasks automatically, and generate complex reports with PowerShell Use these effective recipes to learn all popular and important PowersShell scripts to manage tasks and avoid errors Who This Book Is For This book is for messaging professionals who want to build real-world scripts with Windows PowerShell and the Exchange Management Shell. You'll also find it indispensable if you're a network or systems administrator responsible for managing and maintaining Exchange Server 2016. What You Will Learn Master the new features and capabilities of PowerShell and Exchange Server 2016 Get to grips with the core PowerShell concepts Use simple PowerShell scripts and commands to get powerful results Generate detailed reports, send the output of commands by email , and schedule scripts to run automatically Import, export, and move mailboxes, and delete messages from mailboxes using the command line Configure transport server settings such as mail relay, tracking logs, transport rules, delivery reports, and more Manage mailbox and public folders Monitor the health of an Exchange environment through built-in cmdlets and other methods Integrate Exchange with Office Online Server, Skype for Business Server, and Exchange Online (Office 365) In Detail We start with a set of recipes on core PowerShell concepts. This will provide you with a foundation for the examples in the book. Next, you'll see how to implement some of the common exchange management shell tasks, so you can effectively write scripts with this latest release. You will then learn to manage Exchange recipients, automate recipient-related tasks in your environment, manage mailboxes, and understand distribution group management within the Exchange Management Shell. Moving on, we'll work through several scenarios where PowerShell scripting can be used to increase your efficiency when managing databases, which are the most critical resources in your Exchange environment. Towards the end, you'll discover how to achieve Exchange High Availability and how to secure your environment, monitor the health of Exchange, and integrate Exchange with Office Online Server, Skype for Business Server, and Exchange Online (Office 365). By the end of the book, you will be able to perform administrative tasks efficiently. Style and approach This practical guide is packed with handy recipes to help you perform common administration tasks, as well as complex tasks in Exchange Server, without any hassle.
The IT pro's must-have guide to Windows Server 2016 Mastering Windows Server 2016 is a complete resource for IT professionals needing to get quickly up to date on the latest release. Designed to provide comprehensive information in the context of real-world usage, this book offers expert guidance through the new tools and features to help you get Windows Server 2016 up and running quickly. Straightforward discussion covers all aspects, including virtualization products, identity and access, automation, networking, security, storage and more, with clear explanations and immediately-applicable instruction. Find the answers you need, and explore new solutions as Microsoft increases their focus on security, software-defined infrastructure, and the cloud; new capabilities including containers and Nano Server, Shielded VMs, Failover Clustering, PowerShell, and more give you plenty of tools to become more efficient, more effective, and more productive. Windows Server 2016 is the ideal server for Windows 10 clients, and is loaded with new features that IT professionals need to know. This book provides a comprehensive resource grounded in real-world application to help you get up to speed quickly. Master the latest features of Windows Server 2016 Apply new tools in real-world scenarios Explore new capabilities in security, networking, and the cloud Gain expert guidance on all aspect of Windows Server 2016 migration and management System administrators tasked with upgrading, migrating, or managing Windows Server 2016 need a one-stop resource to help them get the job done. Mastering Windows Server 2016 has the answers you need, the practicality you seek, and the latest information to get you up to speed quickly.
Obtain enterprise agility and continuous delivery by implementing DevOps with Windows Server 2016 About This Book This practical learning guide will improve your application lifecycle management and help you manage environments efficiently Showcase through a sample application ways to apply DevOps principles and practices in the real world Implement DevOps using latest technologies in Windows Server 2016 such as Windows Container, Docker, and Nano Servers Who This Book Is For This book is for .NET developers and system administrators who have a basic knowledge of Windows Server 2016 and are now eager to implement DevOps at work using Windows Server 2016. Knowledge of Powershell, Azure, and containers will help. What You Will Learn Take a deep dive into the fundamentals, principles, and practices of DevOps Achieve an end-to-end DevOps implementation Execute source control management using GITHUB and VSTS vNext Automate the provisioning and configuration of infrastructure Build and release pipeline Measure the success of DevOps through application instrumentation and monitoring In Detail Delivering applications swiftly is one of the major challenges faced in fast-paced business environments. Windows Server 2016 DevOps is the solution to these challenges as it helps organizations to respond faster in order to handle the competitive pressures by replacing error-prone manual tasks using automation. This book is a practical description and implementation of DevOps principles and practices using the features provided by Windows Server 2016 and VSTS vNext. It jumps straight into explaining the relevant tools and technologies needed to implement DevOps principles and practices. It implements all major DevOps practices and principles and takes readers through it from envisioning a project up to operations and further. It uses the latest and upcoming concepts and technologies from Microsoft and open source such as Docker, Windows Container, Nano Server, DSC, Pester, and VSTS vNext. By the end of this book, you will be well aware of the DevOps principles and practices and will have implemented all these principles practically for a sample application using the latest technologies on the Microsoft platform. You will be ready to start implementing DevOps within your project/engagement. Style and approach This practical, learning book is linear and progressive, and every chapters builds on the previous chapters. We focus on the practical skills required to implement DevOps, with a summary of the key concepts only where strictly necessary.
Save time and resources by getting to know the best practices and intelligence from industry experts About This Book This book helps you gain a fresh perspective through a recipe-based approach on the new Microsoft Server 2016 Hyper-V Over 80 recipes to help you master the administrative tasks of Hyper-V and get to grips with advanced solutions and techniques for virtualization These hands-on advanced recipes will help you deploy, maintain, and upgrade Hyper-V virtual machines Who This Book Is For This book is for Hyper-V administrators who are looking to take advantage of all exciting new features that Microsoft Server 2016 Hyper-V has to offer. What You Will Learn Install and manage Hyper-V in Full, Server Core, and Nano Server Get to know how to migrate and upgrade physical and virtual machines Configure disks, network, memory, security, and auditing settings for virtual machines Take a deep dive into high availability and disaster recovery Save time and money by getting to grips with PowerShell automation Understand the new features around network and nested virtualization, distributed storage QoS, Hyper-V Replica, and much more Gain a full view of your virtual machines and host servers through monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting tips In Detail Hyper-V is a Windows-based, very cost-effective virtualization solution with easy-to-use and well-known administrative consoles. With this book on your side you will master the worlds of Hyper-V deployment, migration, and management by learning tips, tricks, and best practices, especially when it comes to advanced-level tasks. You will learn how to quickly deploy and automate multiple VMs, and support Hyper-V clusters through different installation methods. You will learn the concepts efficiently with the help of up-to-date real-world examples and improve the scalability and efficiency of large-scale VM deployments with Nano Server. By the end of this book, you will be an ace Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V with the skills needed to administer and manage it effectively and survive in the brave new world of mobile-first, cloud-first. Further, take advantage of bonus appendix explaining Hyper-V and backup architecture and the difference between versions. Style and approach This advanced-level book provides step-by-step recipes on real-world examples so you can get practical, hands-on experience of the subjects.