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Security Category

Cmdlets are usually implemented around resource operations. The four basic operations are CREATE, READ, UPDATE and DELETE. This set of operations is known as CRUD. Most of the cmdlets support CRUD which are respectively cmdlets that start with the New/Get/Set/Remove cmdlet verbs but they also may have additional operations

Step 1: Retrieve a object by running a Get command

You can READ objects by using Get-SecurityPolicy cmdlet. See example below:

# Retrieves the security policy of a virtual switch named "MyVirtualSwitch".

Get-VirtualSwitch "MyVirtualSwitch" | Get-SecurityPolicy

Step 2 : Run commands from the CRUD group

You can UPDATE objects by using Set-SecurityPolicy cmdlet. See example below:

# Retrieves a virtual switch named "MyVirtualSwitch" and updates its security policy to forbid MAC address changes.

Get-VirtualSwitch -Name "MyVirtualSwitch" | Get-SecurityPolicy | Set-SecurityPolicy -MacChanges $false

Step 3: Explore More Related Commands:

Get-SecurityInfo This cmdlet retrieves the security information of objects (VirtualMachine, HardDisk or VMHost).