Configuring Hyper-V For Support Of Nested Virtual Machines

With Hyper-V it is possible to run VMs inside of VMs without needing to install third-party virtualization software. You might not have the need to run an entire Virtual Machine inside of another, but some upcoming security features of Windows 10 require Hyper-V to be enabled so this could be a way to have those security…

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility v4.4

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…

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…

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…

Building a Windows Server 2016 Reference Image with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

In a previous post I walked through how to install MDT, it’s dependencies, and how to create a reference image to deploy. In this post I’ll be doing the same thing but centred around building a Windows Server 2016 image using a Hyper-V virtual machine.   Installing & Configuring Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Dependencies. We’ll be using…

Hyper-V Backup With Checkpoints/Snapshots

UPDATE: This post is old and intended as a walk through on how my original script was put together for those wishing to learn PowerShell. For the finished, up-to-date script please check out this post and you can download the script from my TechNet profile. I previously posted a quick and dirty Hyper-V backup script…