Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility Update v4.3

Download it from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery the PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. Today I’ve released an update to my Hyper-V Backup Utility. 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 code. Whether…

Network Device Status Monitor v1.0

With this utility I set out to generate a status report of network attached devices from a CSV file. This utility is similar to my Windows Server Status Monitor PowerShell Utility, except the focus is on whether or not the network devices respond to a ping. This utility is available to download from the Microsoft…

Windows Server Status Monitor Update v1.5

Download it from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery the PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. I’ve released an update to my Windows Server Status Monitor utility. 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 or a…

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 v1.4

Download it from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery the PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. 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: Offline servers will always be at the…

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…