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powershell script to verify server settings

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Looking to create a powershell script to verify settings on a server. Ideally I would like to write a function that queries a value on a server and then compare it with a value defined in another file.  Is this a good approach to constructing a script to check settings and if so, is it possible to take the results of one query and compare it to a value specified in another file?
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what kind of settings?
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The settings vary - two good examples are verifying that registry settings are correct and file permissions on a few directories.
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In general that is feasible. Whether the source is WMI or file or whatever, the data is contained in objects, and specific attributes can be compared to each other.

However, having to automate checking for data of different sources can get complicated. There are many pitfalls, and advice has to depend on whether you want to perform a mass check (several servers), periodically, whether performance is an issue, how the result should be presented, and so on.
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