Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Build Multiple Virtual Machines

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to build multiple virtual machines with Hyper-V. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the really cool things that I love about Windows 8 is having real-live, honest-to-goodness, Hyper-V built in to the operating system. And of course, that means also having the…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Disabled User Accounts

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to easily find disabled user accounts in Active Directory.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to find disabled user accounts in Active Directory?  Use the Search-ADAccount cmdlet from the Active Directory module: Search-ADAccount -AccountDisabled  


Change Virtual Machine Network Configuration with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to change the virtual machine network configuration in Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are a seasoned Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog reader, you know that the most frequent guest blogger is Sean Kearney. If you are new to the blog, I welcome…


Get a List of Virtual Machines by Using PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 to obtain a list of virtual machines. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are a seasoned Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog reader, you know that the most frequent guest blogger is Sean Kearney. If you are new to the blog, I welcome…


PowerTip: Easily Obtain the AD DS Default Password Policy

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to obtain the default password policy for Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012.  How can I easily find the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) default password policy by using Windows PowerShell?  Use the Get-ADDefaultDomainPasswordPolicy cmdlet from the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.  


Use PowerShell to Reset Hyper-V Resource Metering

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to reset Hyper-V Resource Metering.  Hey, Scripting Guy! Ok, I have this problem here at work. We have upgraded our servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. We are running Hyper-V, and we need to get a resource report each month to cross-charge other…


Use PowerShell to Configure Hyper-V Resource Metering

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to configure Hyper-V Resource Metering on Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, today is Monday, and the first thing I do on Monday is update the Help on Windows PowerShell 3.0. I use the command that is shown here. Update-Help -Module…


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Meter Resources on Hyper-V Windows Server 2012

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to do Hyper-V Resource Metering on Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, Charlotte looked like someone had taken a huge can of polyurethane and sprayed the entire city—multiple times. Ok, so it is sort of pretty the way the city…


Weekend Scripter: Easily Publish all Printers on a Print Server to Active Directory

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to publish printers in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. While I was studying for one of the tests for the new MCSE for server infrastructure, Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, I ran…


Use PowerShell to Remove the GUI on Windows Server 2012

Summary: A reader needs MCSE help with Microsoft exam 70-410 and wants to know how to use Windows PowerShell to add GUI elements from Windows Server 2012.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have heard that it is possible to remove the graphical user interface (GUI) in Windows Server 2012 after you install the operating system. I have looked…