Scripting Hyper-V Migration From Windows 2008 R2 To Windows Server “8” Beta

I originally wrote this script for my own clusters to upgrade them from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server “8” Beta and since then I have shared it with a few others who also found it very helpful.  I had some designs on improving it but decided I would put those on hold until…

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Remote Administration With PowerShell 3.0 Sessions–Part 2: Limited User, Power User and Administrator Groups

In my last post we talked about PowerShell Session Configurations  and specifically about the new RunAs functionality in PowerShell 3.0.  But there’s some other incredibly cool and powerful functionality within session configurations – Session Configuration Files.  You can see the full beta documentation on Session Configuration Files on TechNet but I am going to focus…

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Remote Administration With PowerShell 3.0 Sessions – Part 1

In response to my recent set of posts someone pointed me to a new PowerShell 3.0 feature of PowerShell sessions – RunAs… I had seen people use PowerShell session configurations in the past but I had never really seen a need to use them myself that is until now.  With the challenges of constrained delegation…

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Scripting Constrained Delegation Settings

In reference to Enabling Hyper-V Remote Management – Configuring Constrained Delegation For SMB and Highly Available SMB and Enabling Hyper-V Remote Management – Configuring Constrained Delegation For Non-Clustered Live Migration I’ve had some people ask me about scripting these settings… Well in the first post there was the optional step of creating a security group…

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Hyper-V Remote Management With PowerShell

You may have already read my previous two posts on Hyper-V remote management using the UI and configuring Constrained Delegation, for some people that will not be an option or is just undesirable…  Well with Windows 8 and the joy of PowerShell we have another option.  Many of the new Hyper-V PowerShell cmdlets (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh848559.aspx) take…

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Enabling Hyper-V Remote Management – Configuring Constrained Delegation For SMB and Highly Available SMB

  Windows Server 8 brings support for storing and running Hyper-V virtual machines on SMB2.2 file shares, which is pretty handy, especially with the new Scale-Out/Continuously Available file server features in Windows Server 8.  However it does bring one challenge to the table – if you want to remotely manage your Hyper-V servers and use…

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Welcome To The New Windows… Windows Server “8” Beta

It’s been a busy couple months (years) but Windows Server “8” Beta has shipped and is publically available for download,  I’m personally very proud of all the work that went into Windows Server “8” especially in Hyper-V (maybe I’m biased) but really across the whole OS…  In the coming days, weeks, months I’m planning a…

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