Hyper-V : Parent Partition Network Card Configuration

It is important to get the network card configuration right in the parent partition for Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008/R2.  Common problems include: A-Records and PTR’s registered for the Parent Partition under multiple IP addresses NetBIOS conflicts Unwanted traffic going through network cards that you want to dedicate to, for example, VM’s or iSCSI. These…

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PowerShell – Read an XML configuration file

I was recently asked a question about PowerShell’s ability to read in an XML configuration file at a Virtual Academy I ran last week.  One of the strengths of PowerShell is its ability to perform lots of time saving tasks … one of which is reading in an XML file.  The Get-Content command can read…

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Script the Protection of an OU from Accidental Deletion – Windows Server 2003

“Although bulk deletions are rare, they are disruptive events that you can guard against by removing the Delete and the Delete Subtree permissions in Active Directory. To guard against accidental deletions, you should remove the Delete and Delete Subtree permissions on organizational units (OUs) that contain user accounts, computer accounts, and security groups in Active…

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How to P2V Windows 2000 server using SCVMM 2008

  With the economic down turn and the green agenda Virtualisation has become a hot topic with my customer. These days its all about getting the best value for money as possible with your IT budget, so when my customer had a number of servers out of warranty and due for replacement the Hyper-V platform…

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