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PowerShell for Office 365 by Prashant G Bhoyar, Martin Machado

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Creating your first script

To automate tasks, we need to create and run PowerShell scripts. To run a script, we need to follow these steps:

  1. Configure PowerShell to run scripts: Running a malicious script can harm the computer/server; the default setting for PowerShell is not to run them. We need to change the execution policy of the computer/server to be less restrictive. These steps need to be implemented once.
  2. Store the script: We need to store the script files with the .ps1 extension on the file system.
  3. Edit the script: Add the business logic using commands, cmdlets, variables, and so on.
  4. Run the script: Run the PowerShell script within the PowerShell Command Prompt or ISE.

Let's create our first PowerShell script. We will be creating ...

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