Chapter 8. Windows servers

This chapter covers

  • Services and Processes
  • Administering the filesystem
  • Working with the Registry
  • Managing Event Logs

This chapter opens the third and major part of the book, where we look at how we can administer our Windows servers, and the applications they host, by using PowerShell.



Many of the scripts and tasks that were covered in chapter 7 also need to be performed on servers. Likewise, some of the material in this chapter can be applied to desktop machines. The two chapters form a bridge between the desktop and server aspects of administrator’s activities.


In the introduction to this part, I made the point that server administration should be viewed as an activity to be performed remotely. ...

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