Aug 24

Provision Storage Configuration with PowerShell-Part 2 of Using Storage Spaces Deployment Guide

ProvisionStorageConfiguration.ps1 After hardware validation, you can begin creating Storage Pools and Virtual disks from the disks. Run the ProvisionStorageConfiguration.ps1 script with: PS>> .\ProvisionStorageConfiguration.ps1 PS>> .\ProvisionStorageConfiguration.ps1 -Automated PS>> .\ProvisionStorageConfiguration.ps1 –PhysicalDisks <physical disk objects> The first option is recommended and will … Continue reading

Aug 24

Automating and Testing Storage Spaces Performance with PowerShell Part 1 of Deployment Guide

This is the first of a two part series on “Automating and Testing Storage Spaces Performance with PowerShell-Part 1of Using Storage Spaces Deployment Guide”  In the series, we walk through the Storage Spaces Deployment Guide for Automation Scripts.  This guide … Continue reading

Mar 26

How To Get Started Automating Azure Infrastructure As A Service with PowerShell Step-By-Step

Getting Started with PowerShell for Azure Install PowerShell Azure Module: The first thing we have to do is download the Azure PowerShell Module.  You can get to it from (uses Web Platform Installer) Click on install and follow the … Continue reading

Mar 25

How To Remove Azure Accounts (Cached Credentials) From PowerShell Remove-AzureAccount for ALL Accounts Step-By-Step

Have you ever noticed that sometimes PowerShell gets confused regarding accounts?  I have many Azure Accounts and many subscriptions so it happens to me all the time. When you change from one Account to another and set the subscription for … Continue reading

Jan 28

Inside Windows Azure Online Backup Using PowerShell Step-By-Step

Prerequisites – before we get started! For a complete list of Windows Azure Backup PowerShell cmdlets see: To Install Windows Azure Backup see Backup Windows Server Using Windows Azure Backup Step-By-Step To enable PowerShell for use with Windows Azure … Continue reading

Jan 28

Install Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets Step-By-Step Connect to Windows Azure Includes Importing MSOnlineBackup Module

There are two ways you can authenticate to Windows Azure.  You can store a username and password or you can use a certificate.  If you want to authenticate with a password see How to: Connect to your subscription My preference … Continue reading

Nov 06

Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup Full Integration with Windows Azure Backup #WhyWin2012R2

If you have a small number of servers to protect and you currently have no backup solution, you are using the in box Windows Server backup tool on these servers, or use a third party backup solution, Windows Azure Back … Continue reading

Oct 10

Backup Windows Server Using Windows Azure Backup Step-By-Step (Hand On Lab)–Try It While Its FREE

Backup Windows Server Using Windows Azure Backup Step-By-Step In this detailed post and hands on lab (HOL) guide we will introduce Windows Azure backup and dive in deep with step-by-step instructions you can use to schedule a backup, perform a … Continue reading

Oct 10

How To Create A Self-Signed Computer Certificate using PowerShell Step-By-Step; Much Easier Than MakeCert.exe

I need to create a self-signed computer certificate to use for authentication between my Windows Server 2012 Server and Windows Azure.  The same process will work for other versions of windows and for communication with other applications.  In my case, … Continue reading

Sep 30

VMware or Microsoft? – The Complete Series–There really is a difference between virtualization platforms!

You asked for it, so here it is!  Here is the list of articles in our “VMware or Microsoft? series, as submitted by our team of IT Pro Technology Evangelists. The series is complete.  Below is the entire list of … Continue reading