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…

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…

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…

PowerShell: 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 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…

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…

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…