Power Shell in a Month of Lunches - Setting up my environment This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Leopardfist 3 years, 2 months ago. Author Posts April 13, 2015 at 4:24 pm #24233 LeopardfistParticipant Hi, 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! April 14, 2015 at 2:26 am #24239 Martin NielsenParticipant 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. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2012-r2 I believe the trial license works for 180 days. April 14, 2015 at 4:19 am #24244 Don JonesKeymaster The book doesn't assume anything more than PowerShell 3 or 4, running on any compatible version of Windows. April 14, 2015 at 4:11 pm #24275 LeopardfistParticipant Thanks! 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 :). Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.