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Automating Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Administration with Windows PowerShell® 2.0 by Shannon Bray, Gary Lapointe

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Build a SharePoint 2010 Farm

You have two options available to you to configure a server as a member of a SharePoint Farm. You can use either the SharePoint Configuration Wizard (SCW) or the various cmdlets that, when run in the appropriate order, replicate the functionality of the SCW. (You can also use the PSConfig.exe command-line tool as we did with SharePoint 2007, but that approach is considered deprecated in favor of the equivalent cmdlets).

In the following sections, we will review the various cmdlets that enable you to either create a new SharePoint Farm or connect to an existing SharePoint Farm using Windows PowerShell and the applicable SharePoint 2010 cmdlets. However, before discussing the cmdlets, it is necessary to ensure that ...

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