Hyper-V & PowerShell

Why Your Hyper-V PowerShell Commands Don’t Work (and how to fix them)

14 Sep 2017 by Eric Siron1
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I occasionally receive questions about Hyper-V-related PowerShell cmdlets not working as expected. Sometimes these problems arise with the module that Microsoft provides; other times, they manifest with third-party tools. Even...

How to Patch Hyper-V virtual machines through PowerShell Direct

06 Jun 2017 by Richard Siddaway0
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In my post introducing PowerShell Direct I showed how you could use PowerShell Direct to create, and use, a PowerShell remoting session over the VM bus instead of using WSMAN. So, what...

PowerShell Script: Change Advanced Settings of Hyper-V Virtual Machines

27 Apr 2017 by Eric Siron4
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  Each Hyper-V virtual machine sports a number of settings that can be changed, but not by any sanctioned GUI tools. If you're familiar with WMI, these properties are part...

Undocumented Changes to Hyper-V 2016 WMI

13 Apr 2017 by Eric Siron0
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  We all know that IT is an ongoing educational experience. Most of that learning is incremental. I can only point to a few times in my career in which...

Introduction to PowerShell Direct

06 Dec 2016 by Richard Siddaway1
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Virtualisation is a great thing – without we’re back to building physical servers and all the fun that entails. When I’m presenting at conferences I’ll often build a number of...

How to Install the Hyper-V PowerShell Module

01 Nov 2016 by Eric Siron2
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The best combination of power and simplicity for controlling Hyper-V is its PowerShell module. The module's installable component is distinct from the Hyper-V role, and the two are not automatically...

The Ultimate Guide to Hyper-V Remote Management with PowerShell

18 Oct 2016 by Eric Siron6
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The most common complaints that I see regarding Hyper-V are somehow related to management. When it comes to GUI tools, our options are all just barely on the high side...

PowerShell Script: Deploy VMs, and Configure the Guest OS in one Go on Hyper-V

20 Sep 2016 by Andy Syrewicze8
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I've been prepping for a lot of different speaking engagements coming up in the next few months and a very hot topic these days is the use of PowerShell and...

Free PowerShell Script: Use WSUS to Update Installation Media and Hyper-V Templates

06 Sep 2016 by Eric Siron56
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In several articles and other works, I make the claim that backing up a Hyper-V host is largely a waste of time. A separate practice is to maintain templates and...

Using File Server Resource Manager to Screen for Ransomware

06 Sep 2016 by Luke Orellana16
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The File Server Resource Manager role provides many features. File screening, in particular, can be used to help mitigate damage from a ransomware attack. With file screening, file servers can be...

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