Sysprep error log - sysprepOrder error
MDT/WDS/AIK

2012 Server sysprep fails

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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

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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 […]

PowerShell Gallery Login
PowerShell

PowerShell Gallery 101

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What is the PowerShell Gallery? Microsoft states: The PowerShell Gallery is the central repository for PowerShell content. You can find new PowerShell commands or Desired State Configuration (DSC) resources in the Gallery. Wait a second, doesn’t that sound a lot […]

Hyper-V Automatic Stop Action Settings
Hyper-V

Hyper-V VM BIN file and AutomaticStopAction

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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 - A Hyper-V Diagnostic - Main Menu
Hyper-V

Diag-V – A Hyper-V Diagnostic Utility

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Introducing Diag-V, a Powershell Hyper-V Diagnostic Utility Diag-V is a PowerShell based script that contains a collection of various Hyper-V diagnostics. It presents the user a simple choice menu that allows the user to select and execute the desired diagnostic. […]

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

Hyper-V resource allocation check

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]