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Updating Virtual Machines

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about the problem of updating virtual machines. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This afternoon I am sipping a nice cup of red berry tea. I also have a bowl of grapes and a bit of brie. The berry tea, grapes, and brie are a nice combination, and light enough that it makes a nice ...

Weekend Scripter: Configure HyperV on Windows 8 Computer

Summary: Guest blogger, Greg Lindsay, tells how to configure Hyper-V on a computer running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we welcome a new guest blogger, Greg Lindsay. In Greg’s own words: I am a technical writer for Windows Server. I have written documentation for Network Access ...

PowerTip: Change the Startup Action on Virtual Machine with PowerShell

Summary: Change the startup action on virtual machines by using Windows PowerShell.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to fix the startup state for a virtual machine that isn’t starting automatically?  Use the Set-VM cmdlet to easily adjust the settings. To automatically start a virtual machine every time: SET-VM &...

Recovering Virtual Machines in Hyper-V Server 2012 R2: Part 5

Summary: Adjust virtual machine settings by using only Windows PowerShell.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to adjust the settings for some virtual machines on a Hyper-V box. How can I do that without using the GUI? —TM  Hello TM, Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney here—filling in for our good friend Ed. Note  This...

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