Waiting for VMs to restart in a complex configuration script with PowerShell Direct

Have you ever tried to automate the setup of a complex environment including the base OS, AD, SQL, Hyper-V and other components? For my demo at Ignite 2016 I did just that.  I would like to share a few things I learned while writing a single PowerShell script that builds the demo environment from scratch. The… Read more

PowerShell Direct – Running PowerShell inside a virtual machine from the Hyper-V host

Official PS Direct documentation is located here (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyperv_on_windows/user_guide/vmsession.html). At Ignite we announced PowerShell Direct, and briefly demoed it’s capabilities in the “What’s New in Hyper-V” session.  This is a follow up so you can get started using PowerShell Direct in your own environment. What is PowerShell Direct? It is a new way of running PowerShell… Read more