This script will create a new MDT task sequence template based on the “Client.xml” file and adds it to the list of available templates. It adds a few “extra” features, which are listed below.
Template Name: Windows 10 Client Task Sequence
1) Adds a custom step for a drivers path variable “DriverGroup001“, utilizing %Make% and %Model% variables.
Hello and welcome to Quick Tips.
This quick tip is designed to walk a novice, step by step, through the process of updating an ESXi host. If you’re not a novice, this will be a refresher.
Mostly, I wanted to write it down somewhere so I wouldn’t forget in my old age.
Sorry folks, no pictures on this one. Maybe…
Surface Pro tablets are great, for the most part. One of the most useful addons you can get for it is the Surface Pen. It’s great, powerful and useful… only if you remember to pair it to the tablet before giving it to the end-user.
I present to you the automated(ish) way to inject the pairing files into the OS…
This method consists of three parts, two AD security groups and one GPO.
One security group will be used as a template, but more on that shortly.
Important: Looking for guidance adding a new computer to an existing setup, refer to the section Security Group: Authorized Users below.
Automate as much of the process as possible, for handoff…
This script uses the Posh-SSH module to complete the upload task.
Currently this module does not support folders.
This script will connect to and upload files from a source directory to a SFTP server, then move those files to another directory and email you along the way, start and finish.
Currently configured to use Private/Public key pairs but can…
Ever wanted to remove an unused hard drive from a VM without removing the wrong one?
Sometimes VMs will have multiple vDisks with the same size, making it difficult to determine which one is the drive in Windows you wanted to remove.
I present to you… a script.
Done groaning yet? Well good!
There are many commands, snippets and…
Well, the time has come to revist some code. New year, I’ve learned some more about coding, and need to stretch the fingers a little.
The previous article detailed how to do this, and sooo much more. This article will be a bit more compact, use “off the shelf” components and is compatiable with VMware 5 – 6.5. You will…
Note: This script has been depreciated by the following. Link: Adding DHCP Server Support for PXE BIOS and UEFI Booting – Version 2
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There are numerous websites with really helpful articles on how to add PXE booting for both BIOS (Legacy) and UEFI devices.
In some cases you are directed to…
1 – Get Required PowerShell Modules
Install VMWare PowerCLI:
This is VMWare’s PowerCLI PowerShell module. Used to interact with vCenter.
Find-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI
Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser
This is a custom module to allow us to easily configure RDM devices and other volume settings.
Copy Module Files:
Into PowerShell Global Module Folder:
There have been many discussions on this topic, so what’s one more eh?
I use WMI filters for a lot of situations. Some include Screensavers, Backgrounds and Power Plans.
Simplicity and future-proofing is what I’m all about, and thinking the currently accepted way to find out if a PC was a desktop or a laptop worked pretty well. Until…