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  • Blog Post: Hyper-V WMI Using PowerShell - Part 4 and Negative 1

    I hope everyone is enjoying Hyper-V RC1 (yep I just linked to my own post -shamless maybe) but, as promissed here's some more WMI goodness. Title got your attention? Well this is a two part post… First I will show how to use the Shutdown IC to initiate a shutdown of a guest using PowerShell (that...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V WMI – Cloning Virtual Machines Using Import/Export

    I have officially given up on the “Hyper-V WMI Using PowerShell Scripts” serious, not because of lack of interest but because or extreme interest implying that I would need to do Part 5, 6, 7, 99…  Counting past 5 is hard so from now on I will just title the posts for what they are doing. ...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V WMI Using PowerShell Scripts – Part 2

    In part 1 we went over some basic scripts and tools for gathering information about running virtual machines. In part 2 I am going to cover two things, first basic VHD creation and second determining if Hyper-V WMI methods are succeeding or failing and what the error message is. PowerShellPlus ...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V WMI Using PowerShell Scripts – Part 5

    I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend – we had a four day weekend on the Hyper-V team which was excellent!  In this post I am going to show how to create a new virtual switch attached to an external network.  I’ll start with a complete script and then take it apart and explain what...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V WMI – Startup-Shutdown-Recover/Snapshots/Error Messages

    On Saturday I posted that I have started my own blog and promised to provide summery post to this blog for a while…  There are new three posts at http://blogs.msdn.com/taylorb that are not on this blog. Hyper-V WMI – Configuring Automatic Startup/Shutdown/Recovery Action’s For Virtual Machines Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V WMI Using PowerShell Scripts – Part 1

    Hello out there in blog land… This is Taylor Brown some of you may know me from the Virtualization Deployment Summit or from my posts on the TechNet Forums, for those who don’t know me I am a test lead on the Hyper-V team. One of my team’s responsibilities is validating end-to-end integration of all...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V WMI Using PowerShell Scripts – Part 3

    In part 1 we went over basic scripts and tools for gathering some generic information about virtual machines and in part 2 we went over VHD creation and WMI job’s. In part 3 I am going to cover getting more detailed information about a guest operating system by using the KVP Exchange integration component...