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

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 […]

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 […]

Hyper-V Server Configuration Screen
Hardware

Hyper-V Core Cluster Home Lab Setup

This article will explore the setup and configuration of a Hyper-V Core cluster and the creation of high availability VMs. Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (also referred to by some as Hyper-V Core) is a free standalone virtualization platform offered by […]

Custom Windows 8.1 Start Screen
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MDT – Customize 8.1 Start Screen with task sequence

Customize 8.1 Start Screen with task sequence for all users using MDT in 6 steps In your environment you probably customize your user’s desktop icons, so you’ll likely want to customize the start/metro screen as well. This can be accomplished […]

DISM MDT 8.1 App Associations
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MDT Windows 8.1 image deployment customization

Customize your MDT Windows 8.1 image for a business environment Windows 8.1 is a solid Operating System. Yes, it’s different. Yes, the differences have sparked a negative media reaction. Misguided public opinion doesn’t change the fact that Windows 8.1 is […]

ADPinger
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ADPinger – a tool for removing old computer accounts in AD

v0.9.9.9 beta – a program for removing old computer accounts ADPinger is finally out for public beta!  You can find out more on the ADPinger website. I created ADPinger to help me more effectively manage my Active Directory environment at […]

List of required files necessary to remotely install windows updates
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Remotely Install Windows Updates – A How To Guide

Trying to remotely install windows updates can prove to be a real challenge. WSUS is a great tool for deploying MS updates throughout your environment, but the default GPO settings for WSUS only permits downloading of the updates to the […]