TechNet Radio: ITProGuru vs. Servers in the Sky–Cloud Virtual Machines Are The Future

Dan Stolts welcomes Microsoft Windows Azure MVP, Bill Wilder to the show as they discuss Windows Azure and its new offerings in the area of Infrastructure as a Serviceor Azure Virtual Machines. Tune in they discuss a bevy of topics from which operating systems and servers are supported for you to spin up a VM…

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IT-Pro Tech Update 2012 Event Coming May 2nd To Providence–Great Lineup And FREE!

IT Pro Tech Update 2012 On Wednesday May 2nd 2012, the IT-Pro User Group is hosting Tech Update 2012 an all day FREE event. Come join us for this FREE event and discover the next phase of Information Technology as we discuss Windows 8 in the business environment, Virtualization, Security, Interoperability, and Systems Management. Here…

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IT Pro Tech Update 2012 - Call for Speakers and Sponsors–Southern New England

      Mark your calendar for Wednesday May 2, 2012!  Join us for the first annual IT-Pro Tech Update 2012.  This event will focus on the next phase of information technology with topics including:  virtualization, Windows 8, interoperability, security, and private cloud.    This is a multi-session, multi-track event so it will draw a…

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Edit Data Using Excel 2010-Add, edit, find, and delete rows by using a data form

When a row of data in a worksheet is very wide and requires repeated horizontal scrolling, consider using a data form to add, edit, find, and delete rows. Learn about data forms A data form provides a convenient means to enter or display one complete row of information in a range or table without scrolling…

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Event VDX Drive Down Data Center Costs With Hyper-V And System Center Management–Resources Posted

VDX Drive Down Data Center Costs With Hyper-V And System Center Management High quality, high availability, simple to use and full virtual and physical management at a fraction of the cost of the alternatives. That is what you get with Hyper-V and System Center. In this session, we will look inside Microsoft’s flagship virtualization platform,…

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Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2012 Coming To Boston March 10th 2012 – Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn about Cloud and Virtualization

Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2012 Coming To Boston March 10th 2012 – Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn about Cloud and Virtualization. . Registration is open for the fourth annual Virtualization Deep Dive Day. Act now while you can still take advantage of the Early Bird Discount. This event will be bigger and better…

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Using PowerShell to Get or Set NetworkAdapterConfiguration-View and Change Network Settings Including DHCP, DNS, IP Address and More (Dynamic AND Static) Step-By-Step

I was looking for a really good and thorough post on network configuration via PowerShell and could not find what I was looking for.  There were many out there but none of them gave me the complete story.  DNS is a bit more complicated so they left off DNS .  So,  I decided to create…

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How To Create Enable Permissions and Run a Multi-Line PowerShell Script

This topic explains how to enable scripting in Windows PowerShell, which script extensions are used in Windows PowerShell, how to enable running PowerShell scripts, how to create a script and how run a script. Enabling Windows PowerShell Scripts to Run When you start Windows PowerShell on a computer, the default security policy does not allow…

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How to Run Any Program Including PowerShell with Elevated Privileges (aka Administrator Permissions)

To run any application with elevated privileges (as Administrator) simply right-click on that program from the menu and select Run as Administrator. An example of this would be if you wanted to run a PowerShell window with elevated permissions just click Start then type PowerShell then Right-Click on PowerShell icon and select Run as Administrator. …

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Free TechNet Webcast Series–Private Cloud

Free TechNet Webcast Series – Private Cloud kicks of today! Click the individual sessions below to register.  Notice times are listed in PST time zone! You will NOT want to miss this… 1/18 : Register: TechNet Webcast: Career Progression: Getting Ready for the Cloud (Level 200) on 1/18/2012 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM PST….

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70-659 Certification Series - 1.1.4 Enable Hyper-V Role

Several Ways to Enable the Hyper-V Role… Command Line: DISM /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V Startup ocsetup Microsoft-Hyper-V PowerShell: Add-WindowsFeature Hyper-V GUI: Server Manager – Add Role – Hyper-V May use remote management to install via GUI on Server Core SCVMM – Add Host – Adding host will automatically add th Hyper-V Role Command Line, Powershell or…

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70-659 Certification Series - 1.1.3-Enable or Verify BIOS settings (i.e. DEP & VT) For Hyper-V

Bios Requirements for Enabling Hyper-V.  Short video to show exactly where you might find these settings.   *X64 Server with Hardware Assisted Virtualization (Likely found under Configuration then “Virtualization” or “Processor” Intel: Intel VT AMD: AMD-V   *Hardware enables Data Execution Prevention (Likely found under Configuration then “Security”) Intel: XD bit (Execute Disable) AMD: NX…

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Configuring a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 with Sconfig.cmd

In Windows Server 2008 R2, in addition to the Dism.exe command, you can use the Server Configuration tool (Sconfig.cmd) to configure and manage several common aspects of Server Core installations. You must be a member of the Administrators group to use the tool. To start the Server Configuration Tool Change to the system drive. Type…

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70-659 Cert Series - 1.1.1 Hyper-V Role-Identifying Hardware Requirements

70-659 Certification Series – 1.1 Installing and Configuring Host and Parent Settings: Hyper-V Role In this part of the 70-659 Certification Series we will go through the initial Installation/Setup and Configuration of Hyper-V… 1.1.1-Identifying Hardware Requirements   Silverlight is not installed or a later version is required.   Video: 5 minutes 29 seconds Download Audio…

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Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start Video Series

Virtualization Jump Start (01): Virtualization Overview She “Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals” Jump Start is specially tailored for VMware and Microsoft virtualization technology pros. This cutting-edge course features expert instruction and real-world demonstrations of Hyper-V, many components of the System Center Suite, including VMM 2012, and a myriad of VDI solutions. This course is designed…

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TechNet Radio: IT Time–Tips and Tricks for setting up Windows Deployment Services (Part 1 of 3) with Blain, John and Rhonda

Another Great TechNet Radio Broadcast from Blain Barton. Check it out!!!  TechNet Radio: IT Time–Tips and Tricks for setting up Windows Deployment Services (Part 1 of 3) with Blain, John and Rhonda Its IT Time and in Part 1 of this 3 part series, Blain Barton and John Baker welcome back Setup and Deployment MVP,…

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How to build a FREE Private Cloud using Microsoft Technologies

Chris Avis is a friend and colleague.  He created a pretty detailed blog post on how to create a private cloud.  I was planning on writing a similar post but found this one and decided to link to his. I hope you find his post helpful.  He goes through … Architecture: Hardware Requirements: Software Requirements:…

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