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 […]

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

Hyper-V Home Lab Setup and Configuration

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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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Azure

New-AzureQuickVM Service already exists, Location cannot be specified

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Resolved: New-AzureQuickVM Service already exists The New-AzureQuickVM cmdlet is a quick and easy way to create and provision a new Azure virtual machine. You may have a script setup to provision new Azure VM’s like the one below: The first […]

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Azure

Remote PowerShell to Azure VM – automating certificate configuration

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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 […]

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Azure

Get-AzureRemoteDesktopFile Access to the path is denied

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Get-AzureRemoteDesktopFile Access to the path is denied You can quickly and easily download .RDP connection files for VMs in Azure via powershell using the Get-AzureRemoteDesktopFile cmdlet. While using this cmdlet you may encounter an Access to the path is denied […]

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PowerShell

How to install Powershell ISE on Server 2008 R2

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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
MDT/WDS/AIK

MDT – Customize 8.1 Start Screen with task sequence

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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
MDT/WDS/AIK

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 […]