Category Archives: Operating System

PowerShell Function to Prevent Starting Hyper-V VM’s that are Connected to an External Network

Beginning with Windows 8 (Professional and Enterprise Edition), Hyper-V is available on workstations that have a processor that supports SLAT (Second Level Address Translation). For specifics about the requirements, see the Client Hyper-V blog article on Microsoft TechNet. That means … Continue reading

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Use PowerShell to Resolve the Error: “Not Enough Server Storage is Available to Process this Command”

Recently after updating the antivirus solution at one of my customer sites they started receiving the following error when attempting to access their old Windows 2003 servers: “\\Server\Share is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network … Continue reading

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Use PowerShell to Determine the Chain of VHD’s for a Virtual Machine on Hyper-V

You want to determine what VHD’s exist for the virtual machines (VM’s) that are virtualized on your Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtualization host. This may sound simple, but what if you have a base image or template … Continue reading

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Use PowerShell to add an additional Domain Controller to an existing Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain

Recently, I decided to add a second domain controller to my mikefrobbins.com domain. The existing server and this new server that will become a domain controller both run the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system and both were installed with … Continue reading

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Use PowerShell to Remotely Enable Firewall Exceptions on Windows Server 2012

You’re attempting to view the event logs of a couple of remote Windows Server 2012 servers that have been installed with the default installation type of server core  (No GUI). You receive the following error when attempting to connect to these servers … Continue reading

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PowerShell Version 3 Installation Failure on Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core Installation (no-GUI)

You have a server which runs the Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 operating system that was installed using the “Server Core Installation” option (no-GUI): You’ve given this server a name, added it to the domain, configured the IP address … Continue reading

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IT Pro’s are in for a Rude PowerShell Awakening When Upgrading Their Certifications to Windows Server 2012

I’ve had a lot of irons in the fire this year and haven’t had time to dedicate to taking any certification tests year to date. This year, I’ve spent much of the time that I would have normally spent studying … Continue reading

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When Trying to Install PowerShell Version 3.0 You Receive the Message: “The Update is Not Applicable to Your Computer”

You’ve decided to install PowerShell version 3.0 on your computer. Your computer meets the requirement of running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, or Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1. If … Continue reading

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PowerShell Voodoo for Beginners

I’ll be speaking this Saturday, October 27th at PowerShell Saturday 003 in Atlanta. My session is officially titled “PowerShell Fundamentals for Beginners”. A guest blog that I wrote about PowerShell, my session, and the event was published yesterday on the Hey, Scripting … Continue reading

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Use PowerShell to Create a New Active Directory Forest on Windows 2012 Server Core Installation (no-GUI)

You have a fresh installation of Windows Server 2012 that was installed using the default installation type of server core installation (no-GUI). This server will be the first domain controller in a brand new Active Directory forest. Log into the … Continue reading

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Use PowerShell to Check for Processor (CPU) Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) Support

The hardware requirements for using Hyper-V to run virtual machines on a Windows 8 client states that a 64-bit system that has a processor (CPU) that supports Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) is required. A minimum of 4GB of RAM is … Continue reading

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The Mount Option for ISO’s is MIA after installing a Third Party CD/DVD Application on Windows 8

There’s no longer a mount option for ISO’s after installing a third party CD/DVD burning application such as ImgBurn on Windows 8. The Mount option is MIA (missing in action): There’s no reason to panic or resort to a system … Continue reading

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