Get the name of a VM in Hyper-V from inside the VM

Something I discovered today in working on a project – it is possible to find out what the VM is named in Hyper-V from within the guest OS.  This is only possible if the IC’s are installed.  It is a registry key and can be queried in a script. Example: $Name = Get-ItemProperty -path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Virtual…

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VMM Script Series, Part 7 – Seperate VMs

I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM.  These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself.  I am very interested in your feedback, especially if you would like to offer a change to improve efficiency or effectiveness….

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Webcast today – Exchange/Hyper-V – Level 300

Just a reminder, TechNet Webcast scheduled for today on Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange.  Delivered by PMs, level 300, so this is not just a broad overview.  Worth checking out.  If you are on central time, this runs over your lunch hour. http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/10/27/upcoming-webcasts-on-best-practices-for-virtualizing-ms-server-applications.aspx

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Documentation – Building or Upgrading a Hyper-V Cluster

As this has been a frequently requested link, I’m posting here. Step by Step Guide to Building a Hyper-V Cluster http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732181(WS.10).aspx Information on upgrading a Hyper-V RTM cluster to R2. http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/archive/2009/10/08/9905089.aspx

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VMM Script Series, Part 6 – New-VM

I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM.  These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself.  I am very interested in your feedback, especially if you would like to offer a change to improve efficiency or effectiveness….

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VMM Script Series, part 5 – ShowDVDMediaCollisions

I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM.  These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself.  I am very interested in your feedback, especially if you would like to offer a change to improve efficiency or effectiveness….

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VMM Script Series, part 4 – Refresh All

I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM.  These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself.  I am very interested in your feedback, especially if you would like to offer a change to improve efficiency or effectiveness….

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VMM Script Series, part 3 – Show VHD Collisions

I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM.  These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself.  I am very interested in your feedback, especially if you would like to offer a change to improve efficiency or effectiveness….

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VMM Script Series, part 2 – Get-NetworkMap

I’m publishing some of the scripts I have written for VMM.  These are each based on specific customer asks or conversations that lead me to go sleepless in trying to solve the problems myself.  I am very interested in your feedback, especially if you would like to offer a change to improve efficiency or effectiveness….

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Check if PowerShell snap-ins have been loaded within your scripts

As I am releasing several scripts for VMM over the next month, the details of of each weigh on my mind during spare cycles.  One problem I thought I should solve is checking to see if the VMM snap-in has been loaded and then taking action based on the results. Turns out Jeffrey Hicks, one…

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