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Create a Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Lab

Posted on • 10 min read

Tags: windows server

There are a few different tools out there for virtually creating a tech lab, including VMware and the superb (and open source) VirtualBox. I've previously used VirtualBox for labs I've created, but I'm now using Hyper-V for my virtualisation needs, and it does the job really well for my requirements. A plus is that you can automate virtual machine deployments with PowerShell, and that opens...

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Using PowerShell to Interact with Active Directory - Part 1

Posted on • 4 min read

Tags: active directory, powershell

In my efforts to learn PowerShell I like to force myself to use it in my day job instead of using the GUI. I've read somewhere that nowadays anything you can do in a Microsoft GUI you can do with PowerShell, I don't believe that was always the case, don't quote me on it, but I'm taking that philosophy where I can and using it...

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Auto Connect a VPN on Windows 10 at Start Up

Posted on • 1 min read

Tags: networking, vpn

Here's a handy little command for a .bat file for those of you that may use a VPN, and would like to forget about having to automatically enable it. rasdial myVPN Open up Notepad and paste the above in, and make sure you replace myVPN with the name of your VPN connection, save the file as .bat into your Start-up folder. You should find the...

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