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 v4.4

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…

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   Features and Requirements This utility will create…

Automated WSUS Maintenance Utility v1.7

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 v1.6

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…

Upgrading PowerShell and Windows Remote Management

At the time of writing (18/07/2017) the latest PowerShell available is PowerShell 5.1 which is a part of Windows 10 1607 and Windows Server 2016. To find which version of PowerShell you have, type this command into PowerShell: To upgrade PowerShell, you’ll need the latest Windows Remote Management for your version of Windows. You might…