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Free Hyper-V Script: Virtual Machine Storage Consistency Diagnosis

Free PowerShell script that identifies inconsistencies in the distribution of files on a virtual machine. Includes guide to use and associated parameters Read the post here: Free Hyper-V Script: Virtual Machine Storage Consistency Diagnosis … [Read more...]

Free Hyper-V Script: Completely Delete a Virtual Machine

Avoid the hassle of deleting a virtual machine by running this procedural script that will completely delete a Hyper-V Virtual Machine in one sweep. Read the post here: Free Hyper-V Script: Completely Delete a Virtual Machine … [Read more...]

Hyper-V and PowerShell: VM Process

In the article that contains the Restart-VM script, I mentioned that a VM that can’t be stopped with Stop-VM requires you to kill its VMWP process. It might not be obvious how to determine which process that is. I’ve written […] Read the post here: Hyper-V and PowerShell: VM Process … [Read more...]

Hyper-V and PowerShell: Get Hyper-V VM IP Addresses

Retrieving a virtual machine’s IP addresses isn’t an especially difficult process, but it’s still something you might do often enough that it would be convenient to have a quicker way. For me, I don’t do it often, but I still […] Read the post here: Hyper-V and PowerShell: Get Hyper-V VM IP Addresses … [Read more...]

Free Script: Gracefully Restart Virtual Machines on Hyper-V

There is one function whose absence in all official Hyper-V tools is blatantly obvious, and that is the ability to gracefully restart virtual machines. A Restart-VM function was introduced in 2012, but it just hard stops the VM before turning […] Read the post here: Free Script: Gracefully Restart Virtual Machines on Hyper-V … [Read more...]

Free PowerShell Script for Hyper-V: Get-ClusterVM

  I recently had a need to locate a specific VM in a cluster. Turns out, there’s no truly direct way to do it. Therefore, I have developed a simple script that will allow you to find one, many, or […] Read the post here: Free PowerShell Script for Hyper-V: Get-ClusterVM … [Read more...]

Using Disk2VHD for Hyper-V P2V (Physical to Virtual) Conversions

Bringing a physical operating environment into Hyper-V can be a challenging task. It is recommended that you use some application-level migration rather than trying to convert a physical operating system installation directly. However, some systems do survive the transition well. […] Read the post here: Using Disk2VHD for Hyper-V P2V (Physical to Virtual) Conversions … [Read more...]

Free Tool: Migrate Hyper-V Management OS Virtual Adapters To Another Switch

Moving a virtual machine’s virtual adapter from one virtual switch to another is easy. It’s a drop-down box on the VM’s properties or a quick flip with Disconnect-VMNetworkAdapter and Connect-VMNetworkAdapter. None of this works for virtual adapters in the management […] Read the post here: Free Tool: Migrate Hyper-V Management OS Virtual Adapters To Another Switch … [Read more...]

Free Tool for Hyper-V 2012: Synchronize Virtual Machine Names and Computer Names

So, there you are, trying to beat your Minesweeper score, when the Active Directory administrator calls you wanting to know why he’s looking at computer objects named “WIN-1AWER48J54A” and the like. Hmm, looks like someone has been standing up virtual […] Read the post here: Free Tool for Hyper-V 2012: Synchronize Virtual Machine Names and Computer Names … [Read more...]

Troubleshooting the Hyper-V Virtual Switch – Part 1

Hyper-V’s virtual switch is a stumbling block for newcomers on a good day, so it’s certainly no picnic when something goes wrong. This series will arm you with tips, tricks, and tools to solve your dilemma. Part one will discuss […] Read the post here: Troubleshooting the Hyper-V Virtual Switch – Part 1 … [Read more...]