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Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Build Multiple Virtual Machines

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to build multiple virtual machines with Hyper-V. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the really cool things that I love about Windows 8 is having real-live, honest-to-goodness, Hyper-V built in to the operating system. And of course, that ...

Change Virtual Machine Network Configuration with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to change the virtual machine network configuration in Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are a seasoned Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog reader, you know that the most frequent guest blogger is Sean Kearney. If you are new to the blog, I welcome you, and I encourage ...

Get a List of Virtual Machines by Using PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 to obtain a list of virtual machines. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If you are a seasoned Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog reader, you know that the most frequent guest blogger is Sean Kearney. If you are new to the blog, I welcome you, and I encourage you to ...

Use PowerShell to Get Name and IP Address of Virtual Machines

Summary: The Scripting Wife learns to use Windows PowerShell to get networking information from all virtual machines running Hyper-V in prep for the 2013 Scripting Games. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is the last day of the Windows PowerShell summit held in Redmond, Washington. One hundred Windows PowerShell gurus, ...

Use PowerShell to Perform an Orderly Shutdown of a Server Running Hyper-V

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to shut down all virtual machines on a server running Hyper-V prior to shutting down the server.  Hey, Scripting Guy! From time to time I need to shut down one of our servers that is running the Hyper-V role. The problem is that these servers have multiple ...