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Create new Virtual Machine Powershell Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Introduction As with most of Microsoft's products nowadays, you can either use the GUI or use Powershell. When you wish to create a new virtual machine in Hyper-V, you can either use the virtual machine wizard in the Hyper-V Manager or create the Hyper-V virtual machines using Powershell. Using Powershell allows you...
cmtrace
Introduction Reading log files is most likely the most crucial activity carried out by a MEMCM (SCCM) administrator as a day-to-day activity. There have been several SCCM log viewers, over the years, including Trace32, CMTrace, and OneTrace. To troubleshoot issues effectively, Microsoft has developed a series of log viewers capable of...
Introduction There might be many reasons you would want to mount an ISO disk image file in Windows 10: Verify the contents of an ISO file before creating bootable media.Install a piece of software, including applications and games Before the functionality of mounting an ISO image file was built into Windows, Daemon...
Introduction In this blog post, I cover a simple command that you can use in Powershell to open File Explorer in the current directory. What is the current directory in Powershell? The current directory in Powershell can be called ".". You can see this, for example when opening files. If you want...
Introduction When moving to new Windows 10 (Windows as a Service), you are sometimes required to upgrade drivers and applications before the upgrade process. Monitoring driver and application versions can be accomplished using Configuration Items and Configuration Baselines in SCCM. Driver requirements differ between different models, and there is no built-in functionality to control...
Active Directory Groups
Introduction If you want to add a user in Active Directory to a group, it might make sense to use Active Directory Users & Computers. But, if you're going to bulk add thousands of users to a group, it doesn't make sense. This is where some Powershell scripting comes in to...
Get-ExecutionPolicy-Powershell
Introduction What defines if a Powershell script can run on a client or server? It is the Powershell execution policy! In this blog post, I explain how to use the commands Get-ExeuctionPolicy and Set-ExecutionPolicy to configure it. I also provide a short script to automatically add to your scripts to change...
Windows 7 Extended Security Updates
Introduction As announced in Microsoft's blog post on March 12, on January 14, 2020, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 will go out of support, and soon after that, Office 2010. Out of support means that there will no longer be any further development or security patches released for your workstations or servers. If...
Introduction If you are working with MDT, you will most likely create or modify task sequences now and then. When managing task sequences, you might either create a new task sequence from scratch or copy another task sequence. You can run many issues when copying a task sequence in MDT and re-using...
MEMCM SCCM Powershell module
Introduction If you want to run scripts in Powershell for managing your SCCM environment, you will find that they are not available by default on your client. This blog post covers how to import the Configuration Manager module for Powershell. What is the Powershell module in SCCM (MEMCM) The Powershell module for SCCM...