Powershell management library for Hyper-v

Give this a look:   http://www.codeplex.com/PSHyperv   James O’Neill whipped up an excellent PS library for accomplishing something like 80 of the most common functions via script.  Very cool for those not able to leverage System Center tools at this point..


RSAT for Windows 10 released!

Hi all, Been awfully quiet around here lately; I'll look to change that over the next few weeks 🙂 In case you missed it, the RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) for Win10 just released..  grab them here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45520


AD ACL Scanner

<<Updated link to new GitHub location>> Just in case you haven’t seen it yet our colleagues in PFE Sweden have put together an excellent post detailing the usage of AD ACL Scanner, a CodePlex PowerShell based GUI for reporting on AD permissions. Check it out here – https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/pfesweplat/2017/01/28/forensics-active-directory-acl-investigation/ Grab the tool here – https://github.com/canix1/ADACLScanner    


Windows 7 RC – RSAT Tools released

Just in case you missed them…   http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f6c62797-791c-48e3-b754-c7c0a09f32f3&displaylang=en


Offline VM Servicing Tool – v2

Check out: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8408ecf5-7afe-47ec-a697-eb433027df73&DisplayLang=en The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0 helps organizations maintain virtual machines that are stored offline in a Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager library. While stored, virtual machines do not receive operating system updates. The tool provides a way to keep offline virtual machines up-to-date so that bringing a virtual machine…


New file dialogs in Windows 8!

If you haven’t seen it already, check out the newest post to the Building Windows 8 blog.. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/08/23/improving-our-file-management-basics-copy-move-rename-and-delete.aspx


Another great place for AD information on TechNet..

I know most everyone already knows about the AskDS blog ( http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/ ) but for those that haven’t seen it, the AD product team and others have started an additional blog on TechNet; there’s already great content out there, so be sure to check it out – http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/


MS16-072 – Wait.. you broke my GPO!

Hi all – just taking a minute to link a couple of great posts from my colleagues in the Directory Services team, and PFE related to the MS16-072 release and some great general info about GPO in general. Ask the Directory Services Team – Deploying Group Policy Security Update MS16-072 \ KB316362 https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2016/06/22/deploying-group-policy-security-update-ms16-072-kb3163622/ Ask PFE…


What is this MaxConcurrentApi thing I keep hearing about?

Hi everyone – it’s obviously been a long while since I’ve published any updates out here.. its on my to-do list, I promise 🙂   In the meantime, I noticed that Tim Springston published a new article on MaxConcurrentApi that includes links to his detection scripts, some info on the new SCOM MP changes, etc.  You should…

Looking to ramp up on failover clustering in Windows 2008 R2?

As most anyone that knows me will confirm, I’m not a clustering guy..  not even close If you’re in the same boat, but want to ramp up on the changes / features in R2 failover clustering, check out the ramp up guide written by one of my PFE colleagues in the UK: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/archive/2011/11/07/ramp-up-guide-windows-2008-r2-failover-clustering.aspx