Scripts From TechEd 2012… Part 1 (Keeping PowerShell Window On Top)

I just finished my speaking session at TechEd 2012, once the recording is available I will post a link…  I’ve already had an overwhelming number of requests for the scripts that I used during the session.  I’m going to do a few posts over the next few days, as I can steal 10 min from…

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Attaching Passthough Disks Via WMI (SCSI or IDE)

So you want to use passthough disks with Hyper-V cool – but how do you script attaching them?  Well here’s your answer…  But first you need to decide if you are going to attach them to the virtual IDE controller or the virtual SCSI controller.  The IDE controller is ideal if you plan to boot…

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Hyper-V: Background Merging of AVHD’s… When’s it done?

I think it might be best to start at ground zero with this topic and explain what a snapshot really is and how it work’s (if you already know skip a head…).  Hyper-V introduced a new feature called a snapshot – snapshots allow you to capture and save the point in time state of a…

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Hyper-V PowerGUI PowerPack – Now That’s Power….

I loved PowerGUI ever since I found it a month ago or so… Well Kirk and the PowerGUI guys have done it again… They now have a pretty comprehensive PowerShell wrapper for Hyper-V… Pretty Cool! http://poshoholic.com/2008/10/22/powergui-now-with-100-more-hyper-v/ As of today, PowerGUI users can download a free Hyper-V PowerPack for PowerGUI!  This PowerPack has been a huge…

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PDC Teaser – Attaching a VHD to A Virtual Machine

PDC is just around the corner now – I am giving the dry run of my talk tomorrow morning, so of course I am working on my demo’s today…  Just to give you a bit of a teaser here’s one of the scripts that I am using in one of my demo’s… This script will…

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Open Source PowerShell Editor — PowerGUI

Many of you know I have been a fan of PowerShellPlus for quite a while, but I was turned on to a new editor the other day that’s pretty slick – PowerGUI.  Winner of this years Windows IT Pro Magazine’s Best of Tech Ed IT Pro Breakthrough Product Award this editor/GUI is not to shabby… …

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Hyper-V WMI: What VHD’s/Physical Disks Are Associated With a Virtual Machine?

I  got a great question based on yesterday’s post (by the way my e-mail was blocking a lot of external messages that’s fixed now so I apologize to anyone I missed a mail from).  The person was asking how they could figure out what physical disk a virtual machine is using when configured for passthough…

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Hyper-V WMI: KVP Exchange aka Data Exchange (Retrieving and Modifying Parent/Host KVP’s)

On Sunday I showed how to add registry keys to the guest from the host (Hyper-V WMI: KVP Exchange aka Data Exchange (Adding New Items From Parent/Host)) and on Monday I showed how to read registry key’s written by the guest from the host (Hyper-V WMI- KVP Exchange aka Data Exchange (Adding New Items From…

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Hyper-V WMI: KVP Exchange aka Data Exchange (Adding New Items From Guest)

Update 12/5/12 A lot has changed since 2008 and many things have stayed the same…  I wanted to provide an update to some of the most commonly viewed posts and this was one of them. For updated information on this topic please refer to my latest post Customizing The Key Value Pair (KVP) Integration Component….

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Hyper-V WMI: KVP Exchange aka Data Exchange (Adding New Items From Parent/Host)

Update 12/5/12 A lot has changed since 2008 and many things have stayed the same…  I wanted to provide an update to some of the most commonly viewed posts and this was one of them. For updated information on this topic please refer to my latest post Customizing The Key Value Pair (KVP) Integration Component….

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