Where to find makecert.exe?

Sometimes you need to create test certificates and keys for demos, tests and trials e.g. SSL certs for websites or for a Point-to-Site VPN connection to Microsoft Azure. One of the cmd line tools you could use for creating test certificates is makecert.exe. However where to find & download it?: makecert.exe is part of the…

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Checkpoint-ing Hyper-V with PowerShell

As I just needed it for my own personal test lab. Here is some Powershell to manipulate checkpoints of multiple VMs at a time. Warning: Use at you own risk and not in production!   <# Removes specific checkpoints for specific virtual machines replace the "FAB*" for your VM Name filter replace the "*2015*" for…

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World Hosting Day 2015 Presentation: PowerShell – let's talk about automation

Please find at the bottom of this post the presentation as pdf that Carsten Rachfahl and I held on WHD 2015 in Rust. More on: https://aka.ms/buildmycloud   – Create a cloud video series also with PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT) https://aka.ms/mvakurs      – MVA Video Webinar “Servermanagement und Automatisierung inkl. PowerShell 4.0”   Thanks for listening Bernhard PowerShell…

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Activate Many Computers using PowerShell

Just came in handy when you need to activate a bunch of computers (from a Windows Server 2012 R2) I combined a PowerShell AD Computer search with a filter ("blablabla") and executed slmgr.vbs /ato remotely with no prompts:   $computers = Get-ADComputer -filter * | where name -like "blablabla*" foreach ($computer in $computers) { Invoke-Command…

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Youtube Serie: Aufbau einer Cloud mit Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V, System Center und dem Azure Pack

  zu die Youtube Playlist ist zu finden unter aka.ms/buildmycloud In dieser Video-Serie bauen Carsten Rachfahl und Bernhard Frank für Sie eine Cloud mit Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2 (insbes. Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2) und dem Windows Azure Pack (WAP) Es geht im wesentlichen um die Klärung von 3…

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My Favorite Storage Spaces / Scale Out Fileserver Links

  Videos: Delivering Exceptional IOPS/$ with Windows Server 2012 R2 to create appetite Best Practices for Deploying Tiered Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2 to drill into the sizing Best Practices for Deploying Tiered Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2 to hear from MVPs / practical MVP Carsten Rachfahl zu Storage   Blogs:…

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