It's being used in every PowerShell session, the PowerShell Profile. In this blog post, I will show you what it does, what you can use it for, and how I use it.
I have multiple Hyper-V Vms on my laptop for testing purposes. Sometimes, you need to update those or check things, and you can do this using PowerShell Direct. In this blog post, I will show you how to use PowerShell Direct with a few examples.
If you use Hyper-V on your laptop, you will probably recognize this... You work at home, go to the Office and use Wi-Fi instead of the wired connection at home. You boot your VM, and... No network?! *sigh* You must change the External Switch again in your Hyper-V configuration. In this blog post, I will show you how to change it automatically using PowerShell.
I need a VM connected to the customer's tenant for Endpoint Manager testing. This involves deploying a Windows 10 or 11 VM, changing hardware settings (Secure Boot/TPM/Checkpoint settings), and registering it for Autopilot. This blog post will show you how to automate the process as much as possible.
I used VMware Workstation for a while, which can automatically compact the virtual hard disk after shutting down the VM, an excellent way of freeing up space on my laptop hard drive. But I switched to using only Hyper-V now. Compacting virtual hard disks is not something you can enable in Hyper-V to run automatically. In this blog post, I will show you how to do this using a script that you can use to do that easily. 🙂
Sometimes you want to test something, but... You must install a new VM on your machine, which takes time. Microsoft offers evaluation versions of their server operating systems in a VHD format. In a blog post, I will show you how to create a Windows Server VM based on a VHD file which gets you up and running quickly 🙂