Prepare for Your Journey

Before you can begin working with SharePoint 2010 and Windows PowerShell, you must first get your environment configured and ready for use. The full setup and configuration of your environment is out of scope for this book; we will be focusing on deploying and managing your SharePoint environment using Windows PowerShell and not the setup and configuration of your operating system and related installation files.

In general, you will want to make sure that you, at a minimum, have the SharePoint 2010 binaries installed, have installed Windows PowerShell 2.0, and are logged on with an account with appropriate rights. (See “Understand Required Permissions” later in this chapter for more details.) It is also assumed that the ...

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