Tips & tricks

PXE on Gen 1 Hyper-V VMs

    If you use Hyper-V and still need to install a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 OS then you need a Generation 1 virtual machine. If you do the installation via network boot you might find that, compared with Gen 2 VMs, there is a catch to make this procedure work….
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Run Powershell script from Scheduled Task

    Powershell is a very powerful automation engine that lets us do a lot of tasks that otherwise would take a long time. Sometimes it is also needed to do a task without admin interaction; maybe it is a recurrent task or a one time job done at a not so…
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Tip: Access Safe Mode in Windows Server 2012 and newer

    Where is the Safe Mode boot menu?     Before Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 you had the possibility to press F8 repeatedly at startup and a cool menu would pop up. This menu would let you boot Windows in Safe Mode to troubleshoot problems with the system like bad drivers…
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Tip: Powershell loop freezes

    This is a small tip about an issue that does not happen to a lot of people and not too often but it happens and when it does you don’t even know hot to start troubleshooting it. The issue sounds like this: you are running a script or some commands and…
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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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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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