PowerShell for Windows Admins

Nov 17 2016   10:16AM GMT

New PowerShell console on Server Core

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016

Server Core is great for reducing the footprint of your VMs – Nano server is smaller but it can’t be a domain controller

One draw back to server core is that you only get a single console. If you hang that for any reason you have to either try and open another one (Hyper-V console greys out CTRL-DEL-ALT) or open a few when you logon to the machine.

You still get a cmd.exe console instead of PowerShell – that should be changed. Its 10 years since PowerShell came along! So run Powershell to open  Powershell in the default console.

“Start-Process -FilePath powershell.exe -Verb RunAS” > new-powershell.ps1

Will create a simple script to open a new elevated Powershell console.

Run it as many times as you want. Perform your work in the new Powershell console and if it hangs – just shut it down. Keep the default console for just opening new PowerShell consoles and then you’ll always be able to keep working.

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