New SuperFlow for Troubleshooting Forefront TMG Installation

SuperFlows are new content types for Microsoft, here’s a new one for troubleshooting TMG installs. In a SuperfFlow, we can filter information to that is it more relevant. For example, in a branching tree, we can show you just the procedures that apply to your resultant set of choices. Check it out and leave feedback…

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Free-as-in-beer NVSPBIND.EXE

Hyper-V Senior Developer Keith Mange has released his NVSPBIND tool for free-as-in-beer. Watch the 10 minute video demo at: http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/d815cd2b-3c03-4c41-bdc8-c2794850b4ed or click the image. NVSPBIND is a tool for modifying network bindings from the command line. It is especially useful in Server Core environments with the Hyper-V role enabled. Keith also published nvspcrub.js, a tool…

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Hyper-V How-To: Convert VM Memory Contents to a Dump File

Released today for free-as-in-beer on MSDN Code Gallery: Microsoft Hyper-V VM State to Memory Dump Converter Check out this great troubleshooting tool. Did I mention it is free?

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PowerShell PowerBoots

The good folks at Codeplex, the folks who bring you the free-as-in-beer Hyper-V PowerShell SnapIn also bring you the PowerShell PowerBoots. “ PowerBoots makes it easier for scripters to create graphical user interfaces in PowerShell, exposing much of the power of WPF to PowerShell in a simple syntax which supports events, threading, and much, much,…

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Hyper-V How To: Test Hosts for Proc Compatibility for VM Migration

In Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V R2, when a running or a saved state virtual machine is migrated to another virtualization server (also called “host”), the destination server may have a processor with a different set of features. An operating system or application that attempts to execute CPU features discovered when the virtual machine was…

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Hyper-V How To: Do a VM Config-only Export in Hyper-V R2

Ben’s blog post lays out all the background and details on import/export of VMs in Windows Server 2008 R2. Soumya’s blog post gives a couple of scripts showing how to do a config-only export,a nd a script for importing it.

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Hyper-V How To: Free Tools for Hyper-V Management

Free-as-in-beer Codeplex help for Hyper-V admins. PowerShell Management Library for Hyper-V A project to provide a PowerShell management library for Hyper-V Hyper-V Web Manager Hyper-V Web Manager (HVWM) is a web-based management utility for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V role. The web manager will eventually give you most of the functionality that is available…

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Free-as-in-beer IT Pro Scripts

There wasn’t a lot of hoopla last month about the launch of Technet Script Center Gallery, but there should have been. 150+ scripts (just in the first month), free-as-in-beer, tagged and sorted and searchable… They even hand you an evergreen top ten list, how cool is that? Display IE Proxy Exceptions for the Current User Convert…

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Free-as-in-beer PowerShellPack

10 modules to help supercharge your Windows PowerShell scripting. The PowerShellPack lets you write user interfaces in PowerShell script, manage RSS feeds, schedule operating system tasks, and much more. Here’s what you get: WPK Create rich user interfaces quick and easily from Windows PowerShell. Think HTA, but easy. Over 600 scripts to help you build…

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Hyper-V How To: PowerShell Cmdlet Reference

Check out the newly released PowerShell cmdlet reference material at: Getting Started Guide for IT Pros Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) Failover Clustering Group Policy Active Directory Active Directory Rights Management Services AppLocker Power Shell Administration Guide for Active Directory. Next up: Network Load Balancing Clusters Server Manager Server Migration Remote Desktop Services Web Server Administration…

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