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Automatically Create Hyper-V Virtual Machines from VHD

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to automatically create Hyper-V virtual machines from VHD by using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. As the Scripting Wife and I get ready for our European Scripting Tour, I need to make sure my Windows 8 laptop is in top-working order. Good thing I ...

Use PowerShell 3.0 to Optimize Hyper-V VHD Size

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to optimize Hyper-V VHD disk size. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of my favorite Windows 8 features is that (depending on the age of your laptop) you can add real-live, honest-to-goodness Hyper-V. This is such a cool feature because...

Use PowerShell to Create VHDs for Hyper-V

Summary: Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, Marco Shaw, illustrates how to use a graphical Windows PowerShell script to create VHDs for Hyper-V. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. When I was talking to Marco about his way cool script to download TechEd sessions, he mentioned that he had been playing around with Hyper-V, and he asked ...

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