Free Hyper-V Scripts & Tools

Free Tool: Advanced Settings Editor for Hyper-V Virtual Machines

18 Apr 2017 by Eric Siron6
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  Hyper-V's various GUI tools allow you to modify most of the common virtual machine settings. With the Hyper-V PowerShell module, you can modify a few more. Some settings, however,...

Free Hyper-V Script: Update WDS Boot ID for a Virtual Machine

21 Mar 2017 by Eric Siron2
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  For quite some time, I've been wanting to write an article on the wonders of Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and Hyper-V. Most of the other techniques that we use...

Nagios for Hyper-V: Alert on Low Cluster Shared Volume Space

05 Jan 2017 by Eric Siron2
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This article's script could be run on any Windows cluster that uses Cluster Shared Volumes. It is simple: it looks for the CSV that you specified, finds out its total...

Nagios for Hyper-V: Required Cluster Base Script

03 Jan 2017 by Eric Siron2
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This script will be required for other scripts that will focus on cluster functionality. It is presented separately from the Hyper-V scripts because its commands will only be useful in...

Free Hyper-V Script: Completely Delete a Virtual Machine

03 Nov 2016 by Eric Siron8
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From my own library, my favorite Hyper-V script is the orphaned file locator. It would be nice, though, if such a script weren't necessary. I believe that you should be...

Hyper-V and the Small Business: Sample Host Builds

26 May 2016 by Eric Siron11
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  I get quite a few requests to assist with sizing of hosts, and I turn all of them away. Some of it is that I can't offer free consulting...

Finding your way in IT: What type of sysadmin will you be?

19 May 2016 by Eric Siron4
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  Happy SysAdmin Day 2016! Join our contest for system administrator appreciation day & win vouchers worth $25. Join now! I've been working with computers professionally for nearly 20 years and...

A Free PowerShell Script to Configure a Hyper-V Host

22 Mar 2016 by Eric Siron0
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Occasionally, I mention that I use saved scripts to auto-configure the Hyper-V hosts in my lab. Small, homegrown tools like this are perfect for smaller installations that can't justify enterprise...

Free PowerShell Script: Quickly Configure Constrained Delegation for Hyper-V

23 Feb 2016 by Eric Siron4
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Do you need to Live Migrate a Hyper-V guest from one unclustered host to another? Would you like to give your Hyper-V host the ability to directly mount ISO files...

Scripting and Automation in Hyper-V – Webinar Follow Up

21 Jan 2016 by Andy Syrewicze0
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Back on the 10th of Dec. some of you may recall that Thomas Maurer and I did a webinar on Scripting and Automation in Hyper-V. We had a number of questions throughout...

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