Chapter 12. A practical interlude

It’s time to put some of your new knowledge to work. In this chapter, we’re not even going to try and teach you anything new—instead, we’re going to walk you through a detailed example using what you’ve learned. This is meant to be an absolutely real-world example: we’re going to set ourselves a task, and then let you follow our thought processes as we figure out how to complete it. This chapter is really the epitome of what this book is all about, because instead of just handing you the answer on how to do something, we’re helping you realize that you can teach yourself.

12.1. Defining the task

First of all, we’re going to assume that you’re working on Windows 8 or on Windows Server 2012, and that you obviously ...

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