Off Campus

Michael Greene

Off Campus

  • PowerShell, go get the v4 IPs for these servers if you can resolve their names

    Needed to update a spreadsheet for a bunch of servers.  I wanted PowerShell to just go look in DNS and try to resolve the name.  I didn’t need to get the configured IP from the server directly and I know they are all registered in DNS. ...
  • Add PowerShell to the Hyper-V Server Menu Items

    Since Hyper-V Server has a reduced footprint, PowerShell is not enabled by default and so it would not make sense to have PowerShell listed by default on the Hyper-V Server Configuration menu.  For those who live by PowerShell and love the simplicity...
  • UAG Setup system.exception

    Was just building a UAG test server in our lab and came across an error, which was easily resolved and worth posting for others. From the splash screen I clicked install only to receive a “system.exception” error. Even if I ran the .msi file directly...
  • Backup Running Hyper-V VM's using Windows Backup

    The most popular question I receive is how to best perform backup/restore of virtual machines running in Hyper-V without taking them offline. The best enterprise approach is Data Protection Manager and you may have already seen some of the extensions...
  • EDU Australia - Hyper-V deployment to 473 school sites!

    Great news from our friends on the other side of the globe. http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/38018-massive-hyper-v-deployment-at-nsw-education
  • Desktop Virtualization Hour

    I just want to make sure I have all my bases covered and have invited everyone I can.    If you work in Education and have interest in VDI, this will be worth attending.  I’ll be scheduling a follow-up webcast specifically for Education...
  • Command line VSS snap of Hyper-V VMs

    “What’s the easiest way to back up a Hyper-V VM on a stranded server at a remote site with low connectivity?”  I get this question a fair amount.  John’s blog post below shares an example script you could drop in place to schedule a VSS snap...
  • RDP7 for XP and Vista

    Remote Desktop Protocol 7, the version which shipped with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, is available to install on Windows XP (x86) as well as Windows Vista (x86/x64).  This will bring the RDP7 functionality to those platforms including new...
  • Videos

    Install the OS and enable roles Run Time: 9:59 In this session we walk through the installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 and how to enable the Hyper-V sole on your test server. ...
  • cool PS script - ipconfig info - just the facts please!

    I came across a cool script today . The intent is to limit the output from ipconfig to only enabled, TCP-bound NICs. Of course this isn't really ipconfig, it is a wmi call for net info but the result is the same. I dig the frame output but decided to...
  • Get the name of a VM in Hyper-V from inside the VM

    Something I discovered today in working on a project – it is possible to find out what the VM is named in Hyper-V from within the guest OS.  This is only possible if the IC’s are installed.  It is a registry key and can be queried in a script...
  • VMM Script Series, Part 7 – Seperate VMs

    I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM.  These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself.  I am very interested in your feedback, especially...
  • Webcast today – Exchange/Hyper-V – Level 300

    Just a reminder, TechNet Webcast scheduled for today on Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange.  Delivered by PMs, level 300, so this is not just a broad overview.  Worth checking out.  If you are on central time, this runs over your...
  • Documentation – Building or Upgrading a Hyper-V Cluster

    As this has been a frequently requested link, I’m posting here. Step by Step Guide to Building a Hyper-V Cluster http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732181(WS.10).aspx Information on upgrading a Hyper-V RTM cluster to R2. http://blogs.msdn.com...
  • VMM Script Series, Part 6 – New-VM

    I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM. These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself. I am very interested in your feedback, especially if...
  • VMM Script Series, part 5 - ShowDVDMediaCollisions

    I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM. These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself. I am very interested in your feedback, especially if you would...
  • VMM Script Series, part 4 – Refresh All

    I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM.  These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself.  I am very interested in your feedback, especially...
  • VMM Script Series, part 3 – Show VHD Collisions

    I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM. These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself. I am very interested in your feedback, especially if you would...
  • VMM Script Series, part 2 – Get-NetworkMap

    I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM. These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself. I am very interested in your feedback, especially if you would...
  • Check if PowerShell snap-ins have been loaded within your scripts

    As I am releasing several scripts for VMM over the next month, the details of of each weigh on my mind during spare cycles.  One problem I thought I should solve is checking to see if the VMM snap-in has been loaded and then taking action based on...
  • VMM Script Series - QuickChange

    I’m going to be publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM.  These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself.  I am very interested in your feedback...
  • Configuring iSCSI MPIO on Windows Server 2008 R2 (full)

    We have recently gone through the process of wiping out our lab and rebuilding from scratch on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. During this process, I recorded the steps I used to configure MPIO with the iSCSI initiator in R2. Just to make life more...
  • KB Article for 2008 RTM TS Licensing Server to support R2 CALs

    A peer sent this link to me today.  I felt it important to share as a few people have asked me if it would be possible.  There is an update available. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968074
  • Wake On LAN (WOL) – PowerShell style

    Working on another project and I needed a way to wake up an offline server from within my PS script.  I found this genius blog post and converted it to a script. Genius blog post - The PowerShell Guy : PowerShell Wake-on-lan script I saved the below...
  • College Uses Application Virtualization to Deliver Course Software Easily, Inexpensively

    That’s the subtitle of a case study that recently went online (so I’m not plagiarizing).  A colleague sent this over to me and I had the privilege of talking with these folks a couple of weeks ago.  Interesting details of this deployment (scroll...