FW02 Provisioning Server Core with PowerShell: Finally Fully-Automated OS Deployment

October 4th, 2013

8:30am - 12:30pm

Level: Intermediate Advanced

Don Jones


Curriculum Director for IT Pro Content


In this highly interactive course, you’ll learn how to use Windows PowerShell to perform a practical, real-world task: automating the provisioning of a brand-new, remote Server Core instance. This session is as much about the learning process as it is about server provisioning, because your instructor, MVP and author Don Jones, has never done this before. He’ll be teaching himself how to perform this task while you watch, and taking your suggestions for improving his work. You’ll see how an experienced PowerShell professional learns without needing extensive classes or reference materials – and you can use the same approach to teach yourself. Plus, Don will provide his completed script for your reference! This is not a hands-on class, but rather an interactive, group effort, where you’ll learn:

  • How to match technical tasks to PowerShell commands
  • How to safely experiment and gradually construct a complete script
  • How to automate a complete, multi-step process in PowerShell