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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 manual backup of your server and perform a test restore.  […]


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, I am using it for Windows Azure Backup but the […]


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 articles! We hope you find these useful! Date Article Author […]


Migrating Servers, Including VMware Virtual Machines to Hyper-V Easily and Automatically Many Tools Available including MVMC Automation Toolkit (MAT)

Do you have VMware servers that you would like to migrate to Hyper-V.  Well, that is easy.  There is a “Solution Accelerator” that makes it very easy.   the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) is a simple GUI tool that gets a list of VM’s from vCenter and allows you to […]


FREE Hands-on “Virtual Study Halls” with Live Expert Q&A

NEW HOURS! Based on popular demand, we’ve updated the hours for “Early Experts” Virtual Study Hall assistance – Fridays each week from 11AM to 1PM Eastern Time. – – – – – – – – – – There’s so many cool features to explore in the latest Windows infrastructure offerings […]


Inside Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica With How To Setup and Configure Step-By-Step

Understanding Hyper-V Replica Hyper-V Replica is new in Windows Server 2012. It is an asynchronous, virtual machine replication technology that is designed for business continuity and disaster recovery. Using Hyper-V Replica, you can replicate a virtual machine from one location to another using just Hyper-V and a network connection, as […]


Utilizing PowerShell for Integrating Active Directory into Windows Azure Virtual Machines (Part 23 or 31) by Tommy Patterson

The 23rd edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Utilizing PowerShell for Integrating Active Directory into Windows Azure Virtual Machines  In this edition, Tommy Patterson explains Step-By-Step and command-by-command how you can utilizing PowerShell for Integrating Active Directory into Windows Azure Virtual Machines. […]


How to Create an Azure VM with PowerShell (Part 14 of 31) – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud Series – Brian Lewis

The 14th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at How to Create an Azure VM with PowerShell (Part 14 of 31) – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud Series.  In this edition, Brian Lewis explains step-by-step how to use PowerShell to create a […]


Step-by-Step: Setting up Management with Windows Azure (Part 8 of 31 Days IaaS ) – Brian Lewis

The Jan 8th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Setting up Management (8 of 31).  Brian Lewis shows us Step-By-Step how to install and use the free tools available for managing your Windows Azure infrastructure. Managing your Cloud based servers in the Windows […]


Free Technology Training from TechEd NA 2012 Available NOW

TechNet 2012 – North America has wrapped and what a great show it was.  I was able to attend but had to work so I did not get the opportunity to sit in on many sessions.  However, now I am going to make the opportunity to sit in on the […]


PowerShell 5 Part Online Series

3/12/2012 2:00 PM (ET) – PowerShell Essentials for the Busy Admin (Part 1 of 5): PowerShell ‘SmowerShell’—Why You Should Learn Windows PowerShell https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032508049&Culture=en-US  3/13/2012 2:00 PM (ET) – PowerShell Essentials for the Busy Admin (Part 2 of 5): Heard It through the Pipeline—How to Compound Windows PowerShell Commands for Fun […]


Part 3 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour–Enable Hyper-V Role

Several Ways to Enable the Hyper-V Role… Command Line: DISM /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V Startup ocsetup Microsoft-Hyper-V PowerShell: Add-WindowsFeature Hyper-V GUI: Start – Server Manager – Add Role – Hyper-V


Using PowerShell to Get or Set NetworkAdapterConfiguration-View and Change Network Settings Including DHCP, DNS, IP Address and More (Dynamic AND Static) Step-By-Step

I was looking for a really good and thorough post on network configuration via PowerShell and could not find what I was looking for.  There were many out there but none of them gave me the complete story.  DNS is a bit more complicated so they left off DNS .  […]


How to Run Any Program Including PowerShell with Elevated Privileges (aka Administrator Permissions)

To run any application with elevated privileges (as Administrator) simply right-click on that program from the menu and select Run as Administrator. An example of this would be if you wanted to run a PowerShell window with elevated permissions just click Start then type PowerShell then Right-Click on PowerShell icon […]