Category Archives: Data center

Quick way to name your NICs in Windows Servers

If you, like me, manage many servers, it’s essential to name network adapters in a way that makes it easy to troubleshoot issues when they arise. In complex networks with thousands of servers and all servers connected using multiple paths … Continue reading

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Basic inventory of HyperV virtual machines using PowerShell

Here at Basefarm we operate at a large scale with thousands of servers running for our customers. Quite often a customers asks for a list of machines with various properties for each machine. Most of the time the customer want … Continue reading

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Default = PowerShell

In a earlier blog post I wrote about how to generate passwords using PowerShell. Here comes another PowerShell advice for you. Now that Windows Server 2012 will be officially available many servers will be installed as ‘core’ servers. That is … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 is coming!

A week from today Microsoft releases Windows Server 2012. For ordinary computer users this release may not mean a lot, but for us working with running large server systems it will be a game changer. Fundamental parts of the Windows … Continue reading

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Generate passwords using PowerShell

The other day I needed to generate some 1400+ new user passwords. Being a lazy person I figured that PowerShell could rescue me. This is what I did to check that my idea worked: PS C:\> Add-Type -AssemblyName “System.Web” PS … Continue reading

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Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Features

At Basefarm we frequently need to ensure that many Windows servers are identical in terms of the roles and features they have installed. Adding features can be done in a number of ways. Mostly the graphical userinterface (Server Manager) is … Continue reading

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