Category: System Administrator

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Using One MOF to dynamically DSC your environment

One MOF Overview Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful DevOps tool enabling you to provide a consistent, standardized configuration throughout your environment. DSC is typically node specific, requiring you to author many Management...

An error occurred while attempting to connect to server "HYPV0". Check that the Virtual Machine Management service is running and that you are authorized to connect to the server. The operation on computer 'HYPV0' failed: WinRM cannot process the request. The following error occurred while using Kerberos authentication: Cannot find the computer HYPv0. Verify that the computer exists on the network and that the name provides is spelled correctly. 0

Hosts outside your domain – Hyper-V with CredSSP

Connecting to and managing hosts outside your domain, or in a Workgroup Your management devices and hosts will often be members of the same domain.  Kerberos handles authentication in this scenario, typically without the...

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Windows Version Numbers

Windows Version Numbers Information This post serves as a quick reference of Windows Version numbers for both server and client Microsoft Operating Systems. Windows 10 and Windows Server are broken down in the first...

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Windows Release Channels Explained

Windows Release Channels Overview At 2017’s Ignite conference Microsoft announced they would be shifting to a two Windows Release Channels model and introduced the Semi-annual Channel (SAC).  This new channel permits rapid adoption of...

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Home Lab setup for Virtualization, Hyper-V, and MCSE

Virtualization Home Lab Guide When it comes to home labs each of us is constrained by size, power, heat, noise, performance, and budget factors.  On top of that the IT field encompasses a host...

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Hyper-V VMs cannot find the path after storage migration

VMs cannot find the path specified I encountered an interesting issue today after completing a VM storage migration of approximately one hundred Hyper-V VMs.  Most of them began reporting: VMs cannot find the path...

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Mange HP Servers with iLO RESTful API via PowerShell

Using PowerShell to manage HP servers via the iLO RESTful API If your environment contains HPE Gen9 Servers running iLO 4 2.00 you can leverage PowerShell to interact with the iLO RESTful API of...

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Upgrade Hyper-V to Nano Server with zero VM downtime

Hyper-V to Nano Server with no downtime Upgrading Hyper-V to Nano Server is relatively straight forward.  A Nano Server image should be created for each Hypervisor in your Hyper-V cluster.  Each of those Nano...

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Customizing Nano deployment using SetupComplete.cmd

Nano Server SetupComplete.cmd While possible to set many options in the actual Nano Server image you will likely find yourself needing to perform a few post deployment customization tasks.  These can be accomplished through...

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How to create a Nano Server Image

Creating a Nano Server Image Unlike other versions of Windows Nano Server does not have install media to load onto a VM or Physical Host.  Instead, a base level Nano WIM, Nano Packages, and...