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  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell 3.0 to Optimize Hyper-V VHD Size

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to optimize Hyper-V VHD disk size. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of my favorite Windows 8 features is that (depending on the age of your laptop) you can add real-live, honest-to-goodness Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Perform an Orderly Shutdown of a Server Running Hyper-V

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to shut down all virtual machines on a server running Hyper-V prior to shutting down the server. Hey, Scripting Guy! From time to time I need to shut down one of our servers that is running the Hyper-V role. The problem...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Build Multiple Virtual Machines

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to build multiple virtual machines with Hyper-V. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the really cool things that I love about Windows 8 is having real-live, honest-to-goodness, Hyper-V built in to the...
  • Blog Post: Recovering Virtual Machines in Hyper-V Server 2012 R2: Part 1

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to find your virtual machines in a recovered file system. Hey, Scripting Guy! This week were working on some business continuity and disaster recovery practices. One of the documents we are building involves how to rebuild a Hyper-V machine in our Windows Server 2012...
  • Blog Post: Recovering Virtual Machines in Hyper-V Server 2012 R2: Part 4

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to import virtual machines that were not exported. Hey, Scripting Guy! Over the weekend, I rebuilt our Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 environment. All of the machines and configuration data are on a second drive. I’d like to avoid spending all afternoon manually re-creating...
  • Blog Post: Create a Custom Hyper-V Resource Metering Reset Report

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows you how to create a custom Hyper-V Resource Metering reset report by using Windows PowerShell 3.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, I found a pretty cool Pandora app for my Windows RT Surface , and so I am listening to a cool Rolling...
  • Blog Post: Build and Restore Snapshots in Hyper-V with Windows PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Sean Kearney, talks about using Windows PowerShell to build and restore snapshots in Hyper-V. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are a seasoned Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog reader, you know that the most frequent guest blogger is Sean Kearney. If you...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create VHDs for Hyper-V

    Summary : Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Marco Shaw, illustrates how to use a graphical Windows PowerShell script to create VHDs for Hyper-V. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. When I was talking to Marco about his way cool script to download TechEd sessions , he mentioned that he had...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Configure Hyper-V Resource Metering

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to configure Hyper-V Resource Metering on Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, today is Monday, and the first thing I do on Monday is update the Help on Windows PowerShell 3.0....
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Change the Startup Action on Virtual Machine with PowerShell

    Summary : Change the startup action on virtual machines by using Windows PowerShell. How can I use Windows PowerShell to fix the startup state for a virtual machine that isn’t starting automatically? Use the Set-VM cmdlet to easily adjust the settings. To automatically start a virtual...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Reset Hyper-V Resource Metering

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to reset Hyper-V Resource Metering. Hey, Scripting Guy! Ok, I have this problem here at work. We have upgraded our servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. We are running Hyper-V, and we need...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Create a Virtual Switch in Hyper-V with Windows PowerShell

    Summary : Use built-in Hyper-V cmdlets to create virtual switches. How can I use Windows PowerShell in Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 to create a virtual switch on a private LAN? Use the New-VMSwitch cmdlet. For example, to create a virtual switch called SuperSecretLan that you can bind virtual machines...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Configure HyperV on Windows 8 Computer

    Summary : Guest blogger, Greg Lindsay, tells how to configure Hyper-V on a computer running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we welcome a new guest blogger, Greg Lindsay. In Greg’s own words: I am a technical writer for Windows Server. I have written...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Import a Hyper-V Virtual Machine with Only Its .xml File

    Summary : Use the new Import-VM cmdlet to import a virtual machine with only its .xml file. I copied a virtual machine to my Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 box and re-created a virtual network with the same name. How can I use Windows PowerShell to import it with without using RSAT? Use the Import-VM cmdlet...
  • Blog Post: Create a New Virtual Machine with PowerShell: Part 2

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP and honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, continues his series about using Windows PowerShell to create a virtual machine. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are a seasoned Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog reader, you know that the most frequent guest blogger...
  • Blog Post: Automatically Create Hyper-V Virtual Machines from VHD

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to automatically create Hyper-V virtual machines from VHD by using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. As the Scripting Wife and I get ready for our European Scripting Tour, I need to make sure my Windows 8 laptop...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Identify Configuration Changes for Hyper-V Virtual Machines

    Summary : Use Hyper-V cmdlets in Windows Server 2012 to identify what a virtual machine needs. Is there a way to use Windows PowerShell to easily find why I can’t import virtual machine configurations when I perform a disaster recovery test on a Hyper-V Server? Use Compare-VM , target the...
  • Blog Post: Get a List of Virtual Machines by Using PowerShell

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 to obtain a list of virtual machines. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are a seasoned Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog reader, you know that the most frequent guest blogger is Sean Kearney. If you are new to the blog...
  • Blog Post: Using PowerShell to Set Up Hyper-V

    Summary : Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, explains how to use Windows PowerShell to simplify the Hyper-V set-up process. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I am sitting here sipping a fairly nice cup of green tea. I wimped out this afternoon. I have a team meeting in a few minutes, so...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Virtual Switches

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to easily create virtual switches in Hyper-V. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The Scripting Wife and I are really looking forward to going to Atlanta to Windows PowerShell Saturday 005 . It will be held at the Microsoft Office in Alpharetta...
  • Blog Post: Change Virtual Machine Network Configuration with PowerShell

    Summary : Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to change the virtual machine network configuration in Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are a seasoned Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog reader, you know that the most frequent guest blogger is Sean Kearney. If you are new...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Meter Resources on Hyper-V Windows Server 2012

    Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to do Hyper-V Resource Metering on Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, Charlotte looked like someone had taken a huge can of polyurethane and sprayed the entire city—multiple...
  • Blog Post: Import Multiple Virtual Machines with Windows PowerShell

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Sean Kearney, talks about importing multiple virtual machines with Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are a seasoned Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog reader, you know that the most frequent guest blogger is Sean...
  • Blog Post: Create a New Virtual Machine with PowerShell: Part 3

    Summary : Windows PowerShell MVP and honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, completes his series about using Windows PowerShell to create a virtual machine. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are a seasoned Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog reader, you know that the most frequent guest blogger...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Get Name and IP Address of Virtual Machines

    Summary : The Scripting Wife learns to use Windows PowerShell to get networking information from all virtual machines running Hyper-V in prep for the 2013 Scripting Games. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is the last day of the Windows PowerShell summit held in Redmond, Washington....