Use Windows Command Line Tools and PowerShell Cmdlets to Manage Security in Windows Server 2012 (Part 1)

by Deb Shinder
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Apps & Hardening powershell windows server security

Once upon a time, Windows was all about the graphical interface. For administrators, a big advantage of Windows over UNIX was not having to memorize a slew of text commands. Instead, you could click your way to the configuration you wanted. Over the years, however, more and more features were added to the operating system. This growing complexity resulted in an increasingly complex configuration process with dialog boxes hidden inside other dialog boxes, long lists of checkboxes, and management consoles that have become more and more difficult to navigate as the “tree” has grown. Microsoft made a valiant attempt to remedy the situation with “wizards” that can walk you through the steps of a particular task process, but their magic powers extend only so far. Often we find that the wizards, in trying to cover all possible settings, prolong the process and take us through numerous pages that are irrelevant to our particular purposes. There has to be a better way.