Sysprep error log - sysprepOrder error
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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
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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 […]

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PowerShell Gallery 101

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
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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
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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
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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 […]

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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
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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
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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
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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 […]