I am excited to start this book. I have taken a Powershell tutorial from MVA and wish to fine tune some knowledge with PS.
My question is, I want to set up my environment as best I can to support what all will be done in the book. What is the best way to set-up a virtual environment for this books lessons?
How many virtual boxes do I need? do I need a virtual server also? windows 2012 r2?
I know it isnt required, but I want to be able to participate as much as possible in the labs and lessons.
Also, if anyone knows of cloud solutions for what I need, and they are free, please let me know that as well.
Thanks for any advice!
If you have a beefy-ish computer with Windows 8.1, you can install the Hyper-V feature on it, and run as many Windows Server 2012 R2 trial versions as you need.
I believe the trial license works for 180 days.
The book doesn’t assume anything more than PowerShell 3 or 4, running on any compatible version of Windows.
I went ahead and set up a Windows 7, 8.1 and XP machine as well as a WIndows 2012 R2 Server to toy with.
We use all of these environments at work so it will let me explore :).