Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility Update Version 4.3

Get it from the PowerShell Gallery or TechNet Gallery Today I’ve released an update to my Hyper-V Backup Utility PowerShell script. In version 4.3 I’ve added the ability to specify the Hyper-V Virtual Machines you wish to backup using a txt file. I’ve also improved some of the commenting and cleaned up some of the…

PowerShell: Network Device Status Monitor Release 1.0

With this script I set out to generate a status report from a CSV file with a list of network devices and their IP addresses. This script is derived from my Windows Server Status Monitor PowerShell script, with all of the WMI queries removed. This script is available to download from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery and…

Windows Server Status Monitor Update Version 1.5

  Get it from the PowerShell Gallery or TechNet Gallery I’ve released an update to my Windows Server Status Monitor PowerShell script. In version 1.5 there are two new features: A light theme for the report page. An option to export the monitoring data to a CSV file. Whether you only have a few servers…

Mind Games

Recently I’ve had time to catch up and reflect on a few games that all touch on aspects of mental illness. I tend not to write personal blog posts, but I want to share some of my thoughts on these games as they made me think about interactive storytelling and mental illness, at a time…

Windows Server Status Monitor Update Version 1.4

Get it from the PowerShell Gallery or TechNet Gallery 10/05/2018 Update: Version 1.5 has now been released, you can check out the new features on the announcement post here. Today I’ve released an update to my Windows Server Status Monitor PowerShell script. Version 1.4 brings a few updates the generated report page. Firstly offline servers…

Deploying A Windows 10 1803 (April 2018 Update) Reference Image with MDT

Continuing from a previous post: Building A Windows 10 1803 (April 2018 Update) Reference Image with MDT, this post will walk through creating a Deployment Share to deploy the Windows 10 reference image. It is assumed that you have a Server or PC with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and it’s dependencies installed and have been through the…

Building A Windows 10 1803 (April 2018 Update) Reference Image with MDT

This post will walk through installing and configuring Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to build a reference image of Windows 10 1803 (April 2018 Update) using a Hyper-V Virtual Machine. It is assumed that you have a Server or PC ready to install MDT onto and create an file share for MDT to build the image with. Here…

Windows Client and Server in 2018

In a couple of weeks the next update to Windows 10 – Redstone 4, 1803, the Spring Creators Update will be released and later this year Redstone 5, 1809 will be come out, all being well. This continues the pace set last year and the semi-annual release cycle that Microsoft have put into place. For…

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility (Update Version 4.1)

Get it from the PowerShell Gallery or TechNet Gallery Today I’ve released an update to my Hyper-V Backup Utility PowerShell script. Version 4.1 adds zip file creation and the ability to keep a history of Virtual Machine backups. These new features are included along with the ability to backup Virtual Machines using the built-in Hyper-V…