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Connect-AzureRm from Powershell HOW TO installing & import modules, authenticate (including multi-factor) and selecting the subscription Step-By-Step

Name: Connect-AzureRm.ps1 Purpose: Connect to Azure from Powershell.  Includes installing modules, importing modules, authenticating (including multi-factor) and selecting the subscription     Author: Dan Stolts – dstolts& –         Script Home: Syntax/Execution:       Copy portion of script you want to use and paste into PowerShell (or ISE)        Disclaimer: Use at […]

Virtual Memory Management: Dynamic Memory-Much Different Than Memory Over Commit – Become a Virtualization Expert (Part 3 of 20)

Hyper-V 3 which is built into both the Free Hyper-V Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 (Standard and Datacenter) which you can evaluate for free (free ISO, free VHD), has some really awesome capabilities. You can read more about Hyper-V in the overview of the Server Virtualization Series: Hyper-V Basics. […]

Solution To UEFI issue Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 installation may fail with error message The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key (Unable to install OS)

In the coming weeks, I will add step by step instructions and a video walk-though as well as more information as to what is going on and why.  For now, I just want to get the information out in the wild.    The quick fix to this problem is use […]

Remotely Manage Windows Server 2008 R2 and More with Remote Server Management and Administration Tools for Windows 7

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows 7 with SP1. […]

How to Solve Connectivity Issues Connecting To SCOM, SCVMM, AD or Any Other Service–Here is the Easy fix

I have been in the technology industry for more than 25 years now and I have dealt with my fair share of connectivity issues. In the last decade or so a good 85% or more of the issues I have encountered have been DNS issues. There is a very easy […]

How To Merge a Chained Differential VHD Disk So It Can Be Extended and Expanded

In my post Out of Disk Space on Drive C–How To Increase Space on Drive C of a Virtual Machine Running Windows Server 2003 I showed how to expand a drive but these instructions do not work if you have a differencing disk or chain of disks. If you want […]