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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Remote PowerShell to Azure VM – automating certificate configuration

Automate Certificate Configuration to establish secure Remote PowerShell to Azure VM What better way to remotely manage Azure VMs than through the Powershell?  Once PSRemoting is enabled on your VM you may try to launch an Enter-PSSession only to encounter […]

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 […]

DS1512+ and DS1815+
Hardware

Synology DiskStation Migration

Performing a Synology DiskStation Migration – A How To Guide I recently added a DS1815+ to my home lab environment and wanted to migrate my DS1512+ RAID6 configuration to this new DiskStation. I wanted to do this without a lot […]

Installing 4GB of RAM into Synology DS1815+ Memory Slot
Hardware

Synology DS1815+ RAM Upgrade to 6GB

Upgrading your Synology DS1815+ to 6GB of RAM 1. Purchase compatible memory The first step in your Synology DS1815+ RAM Upgrade is to acquire a compatible RAM module. Synology states the DS1815+ supports: 4GB – DDR3-1600 unbuffered So-DIMM 204pin CL=11 […]

MDT and WDS Diagram
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MDT with WDS Integration Overview

MDT and WDS working together MDT vs WDS To understand how MDT and WDS work to complement each other it helps to first understand the differences between these two systems. WDS Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is a server based technology […]

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How to install Powershell ISE on Server 2008 R2

Install Powershell ISE on Server 2008 R2 The Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is not natively included in Server 2008 R2. There may come a time though where you may want to whip up a quick Powershell script and the ISE can […]

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 […]