CHAPTER 10Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell has become the de facto platform for automating the administration of Windows-based environments. Built on top of the common language runtime (CLR) and the Microsoft .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell has brought a whole new paradigm for configuring and managing Windows servers in enterprise environments. Windows Server 2012 R2 introduces the latest iteration of the platform, Windows PowerShell 4.0, and it has some exciting new capabilities we’ll look at. But first let’s begin by briefly reviewing what was introduced in Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows Server 2012.

Previous enhancements in Windows PowerShell 3.0

Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 previously introduced numerous new capabilities ...

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