PowerShell, go get the v4 IPs for these servers if you can resolve their names

Needed to update a spreadsheet for a bunch of servers.  I wanted PowerShell to just go look in DNS and try to resolve the name.  I didn’t need to get the configured IP from the server directly and I know they are all registered in DNS.  I also only wanted the v4 addresses, not v6….

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Add PowerShell to the Hyper-V Server Menu Items

Since Hyper-V Server has a reduced footprint, PowerShell is not enabled by default and so it would not make sense to have PowerShell listed by default on the Hyper-V Server Configuration menu.  For those who live by PowerShell and love the simplicity of Hyper-V Server, it is “handy as a pocket on a shirt” (credit:…

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UAG Setup system.exception

Was just building a UAG test server in our lab and came across an error, which was easily resolved and worth posting for others. From the splash screen I clicked install only to receive a “system.exception” error.  Even if I ran the .msi file directly, I would get a failure. A search returned one brief…

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Backup Running Hyper-V VM’s using Windows Backup

The most popular question I receive is how to best perform backup/restore of virtual machines running in Hyper-V without taking them offline.  The best enterprise approach is Data Protection Manager and you may have already seen some of the extensions to this functionality in 2010.  But what if you have just one server at a…

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Desktop Virtualization Hour

I just want to make sure I have all my bases covered and have invited everyone I can.    If you work in Education and have interest in VDI, this will be worth attending.  I’ll be scheduling a follow-up webcast specifically for Education, within the next few months. Desktop Virtualization Hour

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Command line VSS snap of Hyper-V VMs

“What’s the easiest way to back up a Hyper-V VM on a stranded server at a remote site with low connectivity?”  I get this question a fair amount.  John’s blog post below shares an example script you could drop in place to schedule a VSS snap of Hyper-V VMs.  This is just one of MANY…

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RDP7 for XP and Vista

Remote Desktop Protocol 7, the version which shipped with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, is available to install on Windows XP (x86) as well as Windows Vista (x86/x64).  This will bring the RDP7 functionality to those platforms including new functional enhancements including multiple monitors, bidirectional audio, multimedia enhancements (specific codecs), etc.  In my…

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Videos

Install the OS and enable roles Run Time: 9:59 In this session we walk through the installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 and how to enable the Hyper-V sole on your test server. The Hyper-V MMC Run Time: 16:25 In this episode we walk through the Hyper-V Manager MMC console and explore the settings configuration…

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cool PS script – ipconfig info – just the facts please!

I came across a cool script today.  The intent is to limit the output from ipconfig to only enabled, TCP-bound NICs.  Of course this isn’t really ipconfig, it is a wmi call for net info but the result is the same.  I dig the frame output but decided to see how slim I could get it…

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