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Windows PowerShell™ Scripting Guide by Ed Wilson

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Desired Configuration Maintenance

To specify the service configuration on a server, you need to know the state each of the services should be in. Knowing which services should be running, stopped, or disabled is important, but it is only a small part of the process. You also need to know how they start, any dependencies they may have, and which logon account they utilize. It also makes sense to have a way to match the current running configuration with what you have documented. An easy way to do this is to run a script on a server that is running in the state you want to document. This can be the work station, the server you want to maintain, or some other server that has a similar configuration. To begin, select the name and the status of each ...

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