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…

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…

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility Update v4.1

Download it from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery the PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. 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…

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility v4.3

In a previous post I wrote about the first version of my Hyper-V backup PowerShell script. This post will serve as a change log and documentation page, as the previous post was about how the script was written, as a reference for those wanting to learn PowerShell. My Hyper-V Backup Utility PowerShell script can also be…

Bulk Create Active Directory Users v1.5

For years I’ve had a AD user import VBS script as part of my toolkit, I thought it was about time to update it to PowerShell as well as add a few new features. This utility is available to download from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery and GitHub. -Mike Twitter – @Digressive   Features and Requirements This…

Automated WSUS Maintenance Utility v1.6

In a previous post I wrote about some configuration tweaks to improve the performance of your WSUS server. I also included a short PowerShell script to automate the WSUS maintenance process. I’ve improved the script somewhat since then, adding more configuration options, this post will serve as a change log and documentation page. This script…

Image Factory for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit v2.8

In a previous post I wrote about my Image Factory for MDT, powered by Hyper-V and PowerShell. This post will serve as a change log and documentation page, as the previous post was more about how the utility is written as a reference. This utility is available to download from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery, the PowerShell…

Windows Server Status Monitor v1.5

I wanted to create a lightweight and easy to setup server status monitor. It needed to highlight any metrics that were outside of a customisable threshold visually and be able to e-mail the report or run continuously. Based on a script from Bhavik Solanki (on TechNet) and with some help from my good friend, and software…