Sysprep error log - sysprepOrder error
MDT/WDS/AIK

2012 Server sysprep fails

2012 Server sysprep fails during MDT capture sequence I recently experienced an issue while updating my 2012 server image on my MDT deployment share.  The newly updated 2012 Server sysprep fails during the sysprep capture process.  The MDT task sequence […]

Recommended Hyper-V Hotfixes
Hyper-V

2012R2 Hyper-V Hotfixes List

2012R2 Hyper-V Hotfixes Info The bulk of my work these days involves engineering and architecture around the 2012R2 Hyper-V platform.  We support hundreds of Hypervisors so I have seen my fair share of Hyper-V issues.  I’ve worked with Microsoft through […]

Hyper-V Automatic Stop Action Settings
Hyper-V

Hyper-V VM BIN file and AutomaticStopAction

What is a Hyper-V VM BIN file? The .bin file is a Hyper-V VM associated file located inside the GUID folder of a VM. If a VM’s AutomaticStopAction is set to: Save the virtual machine state then Hyper-V will reserve […]

Diag-V GUI selection menu
Hyper-V

Diag-V – A Hyper-V Diagnostic Utility

Diag-V Diag-V is a PowerShell module that contains a collection of various Hyper-V diagnostics. With the module imported diagnostics can be run via the desired function name, alternatively, Diag-V can also present a simple choice menu that enables you to […]

Hyper-V Resource Allocation Check - Test-HyperVAllocation - Overprovisioning diagnostic for Hyper-V
Hyper-V

Hyper-V resource allocation check

Using PowerShell to perform a Hyper-V resource allocation check This Powershell script determines the current resource allocation health of a Hyper-V server or nodes in a Hyper-V Cluster.  The script will automatically scan the physical resources of each Hyper-V node […]

PowerShell

Transfer all FSMO roles via PowerShell

PowerShell Automation Script: Transfer all FSMO roles from one DC to another DC If you prefer video over written format the corresponding video for this write-up can be viewed below: I came across an excellent write-up the other day on […]

Hyper-V Manager - VM Settings - New Virtual Hard Disk Wizard - Disk Type
Hyper-V

Create New-VHD via PowerShell or GUI

How To: Create New-VHD via PowerShell or GUI and attach to existing VM If you prefer video over written format the corresponding video for this write-up can be viewed below: Here is all the PowerShell code required for the creation […]

Hyper-V - New Virtual Machine Wizard - Specify Name and Location
Hyper-V

New Hyper-V VM via PowerShell or GUI

If you prefer video over written format the corresponding video for this write-up can be viewed below: Here is all the PowerShell code required for the creation of a new Hyper-V VM.  The code below can be used to prompt […]

Disk2vhd - Sysinternals - Multiple drives
Hyper-V

Hyper-V P2V using Disk2vhd

Migration of physical server to Hyper-V VM – P2V using Disk2vhd If you prefer video over written format the corresponding video for this write-up can be viewed below: P2V (or Physical to Virtual) is a process wherein you can take […]

2012R2 Add Roles and Features - Hyper-V
Home Lab

Hyper-V Home Lab Setup and Configuration

Hyper-V Home Lab Setup – A How To If you prefer video over written format the corresponding video for this write-up can be viewed below: Here is all the PowerShell code required for the Hyper-V Home Lab Setup if you […]