Set-KCD; configuring Kerberos Constrained Delegation (KCD)

  In June I posted an article called Configuring Kerberos Constrained Delegation for Hyper-V Management. I covered the concept of Kerberos delegation and evolution into constrained delegation. Obviously, the article was mainly focused on configuring constrained delegation for Hyper-V management in order to be able to manage Hyper-V in a remote fashion. I ended the…

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Configuring Kerberos Constrained Delegation for Hyper-V Management

  Managing Hyper-V can be done in several ways; using Hyper-V Manager, using System Center Virtual Machine Manager and, of course, using PowerShell. As a best practice in any management scenario, you manage a service from a remote machine. Whether this is a workstation running Windows 8 or a Remote Desktop Services server running Windows…

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WakeUp-Machines – A PowerShell script for Wake On LAN

  These days, I give a lot of presentations and demos on Windows Server 2012. Of course, many involve Hyper-V related demos. Although I run most demos from PowerShell, since now I can, I modify a lot in my demo environment. And since I frequently use my environment I need to be able to prepare…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.5 Now Available

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 is now available for download.   Download the MAP Toolkit  6.5.   The journey to the cloud is now smoother than ever with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5.The MAP Toolkit’s new capabilities help users to securely assess heterogeneous IT environments while enabling the evaluation of workloads…

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VMC2HV – update for 2008 R2 SP1 available

Exactly one month after my blog post on the work on the updated version of VMC2HV for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, I announce the availability as of today. The tool has several new features, a different UI and many improvements over the previous version. If you want to import your VMC’s from Virtual Server…

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WiX 3.5 Released

Although this has nothing to do with virtualization, it has everything to do with great tools. I have always used WiX for my Installer (Setup) projects starting with Visual Studio 2005 and higher. Now, version 3.5 has been released for Visual Studio 2010. Windows Installer XML Toolset enables you to define all components of your…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.5 Now Available

Migration planning made easier with MAP Toolkit 5.5 Simplify planning for migration to the latest Microsoft products and technologies with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.5. This multifaceted tool is now even better—with assessment for easier migration to the Windows Azure platform, heterogeneous database discovery (of MySQL, Oracle and Sybase instances) for SQL…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Now Available

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is an agentless tool designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments. This Solution Accelerator performs an inventory of heterogeneous server environments and provides you with usage information for servers in the Core CAL Suite and…

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Microsoft Hyper-V VM State to Memory Dump Converter

In development environments or when debugging a customer issue, it is usually a pain to get a crash dump of an existing VM state. Anton Naumovich from Hyper-V team recently released a tool which can convert a VM saved state to a full memory dump file. This tool enables easier debugging of issues in the…

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MAP Toolkit 5.0 CTP available now

The Solution Accelerators Team is offering customers and partners added inventory and assessment capabilities with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP).  The MAP Toolkit 5.0 CTP provides customers and partners with new features such as inventory of heterogeneous server environments; the ability to determine usage of deployed System Center…

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