Category Archives: Windows Server 2008

PowerShell Show VM having snapshots

By default a param minus 30 days. Save it to a *.ps1 file and it ready to use. param ($Age = 30) Connect-VIServer localhost$vm = Get-VM$snapshots = Get-Snapshot -VM $vmWrite-Host -ForegroundColor Red “Old snapshots found:”foreach    ($snap in $snapshots) {    if … Continue reading

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Instant Message(IM) channel setup for SCOM2007R2

It has been a struggle to get this working. After reading SCOM2007 UNLEASHED and a lot of “googeling” reading a lot of post information its finally working.After the setup of my IM-Channel and subscribers I was confronted with the following … Continue reading

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Windows Time-service configuration

Still having problems using w32time service. Well that’s history using the settings below. Choose your ntp server internal or external http://www.pool.ntp.org/ Copy and paste it in notepad and save as *.reg file. Merge it into the registry and restart your … Continue reading

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ForeFront Server and Client.

Forefront is based on 32bits platform, so keeping that in mind. I’m using Windows2008 Datacenter (x86) as OS. Disk space about 60 GB. Activated the following “Roles and Features”: Roles: Application server, Webserver(Application server foundation,web server support also IIS6) Features: … Continue reading

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Setting up Windows Deployment Services – Injecting drivers into Windows 7 and WIndows 2008R2

The final part about this item. First of all we need the "Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7" after installing the Kit I added the directory "C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Servicing" to the system variables path variable. Before we are … Continue reading

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Setting up Windows Deployment Services – Capture a Windows 7 Image

Well guys it took me a lot of time (and google sessions) to solve this issue. Having installed the Windows 7 OS and installed the complete office surrounding including additional software. After all this work started windows update so the … Continue reading

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Setting up Windows Deployment Services – Creating the capture image.

Inside WDS you have to go to the boot images. Select the appropriate one and right click on it. Choose "create capture boot image", enter your image name and description and the location were to store the capture.wim file. Click … Continue reading

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Setting up Windows Deployment Services – The Basics

First of all you have to install the appropriate "Role" on your Windows 2008 server. After installing I would say reboot your machine. Now the nice part starts, collect your operating systems which has to be distributed. I used VirtualCloneDrive … Continue reading

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Firewall from the command line

To Enable the Windows Firewall, use the following: netsh advfirewall set currentprofile state on To Disable the Windows Firewall, use the following: netsh advfirewall set currentprofile state off If you want to set logging for a particular profile, use one … Continue reading

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WSUS Database cleanup/update using PowerShell

Using Powershell to cleanup the WSUS database, free disk space increased 12 GB. #Region VARIABLES # WSUS Connection Parameters: # YOUR SERVER NAME [String]$updateServer = "SERVER NAME" [Boolean]$useSecureConnection = $False # Port number [Int32]$portNumber = 8530 # Cleanup Parameters: # … Continue reading

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