Monthly Archive: March 2016

Build a virtual test lab Part 2: Installing Hyper-V

    As mentioned in the previous part, I am using Hyper-V for my home virtual test lab because I have Windows 10 and the product is already included. If you also have Windows 10 you may notice that though this feature is included, it is nowhere to be found. This is because…
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Build a virtual test lab Part 1: Introduction

    Why build a test lab?     If you are in college, already working or thinking of a career and believe IT is a good way to go, I say you have chosen a very interesting field. IT has many subdomains, each one fasciating in it’s own way: be it networking, system…
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Enable Powershell Remoting with Group Policy

 Powershell Remoting is getting more and more important, at least in the Windows Server space, as seen from Windows Server 2012 and onward. Now the Server Manager is based on PS Remoting so you can manage a big number of servers from only one Server Manager instance. It is also…
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Set Powershell Execution Policy with Group Policy

    In an environment with lots of servers, automation is an important topic. In order to automate, you have to run scripts that do certain tasks. For Windows the preffered scripting language to use is of course Powershell. A challenge you will come across if trying to run scripts on Windows…
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Set Powershell Execution Policy

     About Powershell Execution Policy     The Powershell Execution Policy is a security mechanism implemented in the Powershell engine that lets administrators have a tighter control on how scripts are run in the infrastructure or if they can be run at all.     Controlling this settings actually means that the administrator gets to…
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Open Command Prompt during Windows installation

    This is a small tip on how to bring up a Command Prompt window while Windows is installing. I have tested this solution on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2, but it should work on every operating system newer than Windows Vista or Windows…
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