Introduction

Welcome to Windows PowerShell Best Practices, a book that was developed together with the Microsoft Windows PowerShell product group to provide in-depth information about Windows PowerShell and best practices based on real-life experiences with the product in use in different environments. Numerous sidebars are also included that detail experiences from skilled industry professionals such as Enterprise Admins and Windows PowerShell Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs).

The book is largely based on Windows PowerShell 4.0 as it exists on Windows 8.1 and on Windows Server 2012 R2. Because Windows PowerShell introduced Desired State Configuration in Windows PowerShell 4.0, Chapter 23, must be run on a computer with Windows PowerShell 4.0 ...

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