Recently one of the largest Zerto customers (10,000 protected VMs) reached out to me asking for help. It was early Friday evening, I already had a beer open, so I thought why not? Using PowerCLI they needed to match VMDKs to Windows drive letters in order to mark them as SWAP disks in their VM…
Have you ever wanted to create a real-time IT dashboard for your Hyper-V environment? It can be difficult to monitor and assess resources in large Hyper-V environments. On top of that, reporting is essential for IT managers but you cannot provide a basic Excel report. Using Windows PowerShell, you could be able to create reports…
Let’s say you want to get an overview of the uptime of all Windows servers in your domain. This is a very important information and you should have a look at the uptime of your services on a regular basis. Do you remember the 5 nines? What I’m talking about is the 99,999 % uptime […]
Consider the following scenario: There’s a switched on client computer in a branch office and you want to connect to that computer via remote desktop. Remote desktop is disabled by default on all Windows operating systems. There’s no user logged on this client computer and no one can help you to enable remote desktop. What […]
I make no secret of it: Now we come to my favorite topic: PowerShell Remoting. I love it. I hope you’ll love it too. If you are a passionate Systems Engineer or Developer you’ll find a lot of tips and tricks in this part to make work life easier and more efficient. But first a […]
Without any doubt, you should have an eye on the disk space of your servers. I’ve seen so many servers crashing due to dropping disk space over time, because of saving more and more files and data or because of Windows Updates. They were running Exchange, SQL, AD and all of them were important servers […]
This article describes how to use a graphical menu to discover and administer your Active Directory Environment. It’s like sconfig, but much more powerful when it comes to automation with Active Directory.