PowerShell: Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility (Version 4.2)

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 more about how the script is written as a reference for those wanting to learn PowerShell. My Hyper-V Backup Utility PowerShell script can be…

Windows 10 1709 Fall Creators Update Deployment Preview

I’ve been testing a preview build of Windows 10 1709 – the Fall Creators Update with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and putting it through a few task sequences. I’m happy to say that I’ve not encountered any issues, which I did with previous updates. Keep reading for more info on my testing below. The main point…

PowerShell: Create Active Directory Users In Bulk (Update 1.5)

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. My AD User Creation script can be downloaded from the Microsoft TechNet Script Cente. Features and Requirements This script requires the Active Directory…

3D Maze Remix Version 1.1 Update

Version 1.1 Update Now Available in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 Download for Windows | Download for OS X | Download for Linux I’ve been working on an update to 3D Maze Remix – a small game I made based on the Windows 95 screensaver: 3D Maze. This update focuses on making the game…

Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update) Available 17th October 2017

I don’t usually do these news-type posts (plenty of other blogs for that) but here we are… The next major update of Windows 10 version 1709 also known as the Fall Creators Update has been announced for 17th October 2017. As with 1703 (Creators Update), it will roll out over Windows Update in phases and…

PowerShell: Automated WSUS Maintenance (Update 1.6)

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. My WSUS…

Walkthrough: Upgrading to Windows 10 1703 (Creators Update) with WSUS

As Windows is now delivered ‘as-a-service’ with major updates being released biannually, you may want to push out these major updates using WSUS. In previous posts I’ve covered deploying Windows 10 1703 (Creators Update) as a clean install with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and also how to perform an upgrade to Windows 10 1703 using MDT. In…

App Spotlight: Groove Music

Update 02/10/2017: The Groove Music service is being discontinued, here’s the blog post from Microsoft covering the details. A small home project I’ve been working on recently is trying to consolidate all my personal music files along with deciding on a streaming service. Up until now I’ve only had my music files on my main…

PowerShell: Windows Server Status Monitor (Update 1.3)

I wanted to create a script to generate a status report from a list of servers. It needed to highlight any metrics that were outside of a customization threshold visually and be able to e-mail the report or run continuously and be a rudimentary system monitor. Based on a script from Bhavik Solanki (on TechNet) and…