Category Archives: PowerShell 3.0

Setting Up a WS2012 R2 Windows Deployment Server (WDS) for Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE).

In this post I want to quickly go through my experience setting up a Windows Deployment Server for PXE Boot(Pre-Boot Execution Environment) for my lab servers. Platform is Windows Server 2012 R2 .I outline the steps as follows: 1) Open … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, Active Directory Domain Services, DHCP, PowerShell, PowerShell 3.0, Powershell 4.0, Pre-Boot Execution Environment, PXE, Virtual Machines, WDS, Windows Deployment Server, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Demoting the last Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller with PowerShell.

As with promoting a server to domain controller, demoting the a domain controller is also a straight forward process with PowerShell. The following PowerShell cmdlets are available from the ADDSDeployment module: Uninstall Active Directory: The demote process got a little … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, Active Directory Domain Services, AD Forest, DCPromo, Domain Controller, PowerShell, PowerShell 3.0, Powershell 4.0, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Configuring a Single Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Domain Controller in a new Forest.

Pre-Windows Server 2012 and PowerShell 4.0, the primary tool/command for Active Directory Domain Controller promotion and demotion has always been the Dcpromo command. With Windows Server 2012, it’s been replaced by a suite of PowerShell cmdlets contained in the ADDSDeployment … Continue reading

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Deploying a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller in an existing Win2003 Functional Level Domain.

My first task before deploying a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller in a Windows Server 2003 forest functional level environment was to run the Test-ADDSDomainControllerInstallation cmdlet and determine my domain environment’s readiness to accept the new Windows Server 2012 … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, Active Directory Domain Services, AD Forest, DCPromo, Domain Controller, DSRM, Flexible Single Master Operations, FSMO, NTDSUtil, PowerShell, PowerShell 3.0, Powershell 4.0, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Seizing Active Directory FSMO (Flexible Single Master Operations ) roles with Powershell.

I have been running 2 Virtual Machines as Active Directory Domain Controllers in the Lab for sometime now. DC00 was running Windows Server 2003 R2 and DC01 is running Windows Server 2008 R2. But recently I lost a Hyper-v machine … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, Active Directory Domain Services, AD Forest, Domain Controller, Flexible Single Master Operations, FSMO, NTDSUtil, PowerShell, PowerShell 3.0, Powershell 4.0, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 in Dual-Boot Configuration using Windows 8.1 Native Boot-to-VHD capability

In this post, I’ll be sharing my experience deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 in a dual-boot configuration leveraging Windows 8.1 Enterprise native boot-to-vhd feature. This enabled me setup a sort of Lab-to-go for WS2012 R2 Active Directory research on a … Continue reading

Posted in BCDEdit, PowerShell, PowerShell 3.0, VHDX, Virtual Machines, WIndows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Converting a User Mailbox to Resource Room Mailbox using PowerShell.

In past versions of Exchange Server, specifically Exchange 2003, managing Resource Room mailboxes was not exactly a straight forward process. In my organization at the time, to manage room Calendars and bookings for Conference rooms (they were not referred to … Continue reading

Posted in Exchange 2010 SP2, Exchange Cmdlets, Exchange Management Shell, PowerShell, PowerShell 3.0, WIndows 8.1 | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Checking Available Disk Space and Memory with Powershell.

I frequently need to display the disk size, available disk space properties and Processor details of my remote Hyper-v 2012 Hosts servers. I could use the Computer Management snapin to do this, but it involves too many steps just to … Continue reading

Posted in Hyper-v, Hyper-v 2012 R2, PowerShell, PowerShell 3.0, Virtual Machines, WIndows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Renaming AD User Object Surname Property.

The following script renames the Surname property of an Active Directory User Object. The script requires PowerShell 3.0. The only edit required is the organizational Exchange Server name specified in the New-PSSession cmdlet. The script accepts the Given Name, Surname … Continue reading

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Configuring multiple ISCSI Connections for Multipath IO using PowerShell.

This post will be focused mainly on the ISCSI Initiator host and configuring multipath IO paths to an ISCSI Target. The ISCSI Target portal has already been configured with 2 network paths for ISCSI. The ISCSI Service by default is … Continue reading

Posted in Hyper-v, Hyper-v 2012 R2, ISCSI, ISCSI Initiator, ISCSI Target, Multipath-IO, PowerShell, PowerShell 3.0, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment