Tag Archives: Powershell

Virtual machine configuration Versions in Windows Server 2016

Depending on the host operating system when a virtual machine is created the configuration file will be a specific version.  Here are the configuration versions based on the host operating systems: Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is version 5. Windows 10 build 10565 and earlier is version 6.2. Windows 10 build 10565 or … Continue reading Virtual machine configuration Versions in Windows Server 2016

How to Remotely Enable and Disable (RDP) Remote Desktop

By default on a Windows Server Product Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is enabled, but Remote Desktop (RDP) is Disabled.  On workstation operating systems neither is enabled by default, so if you want to be able to accomplish the following you will need to enable WinRM on the workstations. Enabling RDP remotely. Method 1:  Command Line … Continue reading How to Remotely Enable and Disable (RDP) Remote Desktop

Using PowerShell to remove the MiniShell or Full Graphical Shell to convert Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter to a Core Edition

You have finished configuring your Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter computer with the either the MiniShell or the Full Graphical Interface and now you want to convert the computer to a Core edition. In this blog I will show you the steps to remove the graphical interfaces using Server Manager. Converting Windows Server 2012 R2 … Continue reading Using PowerShell to remove the MiniShell or Full Graphical Shell to convert Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter to a Core Edition

Using PowerShell to convert to the MiniShell on a Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition

You initially installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition now you want to convert the installation to include the MiniShell to take care of some administrative tasks.  Once the MiniShell has been installed you will have access to all the features of the graphical Server Manager tool. In this blog I will show you … Continue reading Using PowerShell to convert to the MiniShell on a Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition

Using PowerShell to convert to the Full Graphical Shell on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition

You initially installed Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition now you want to convert the installation to include the Full Graphical Shell to take care of some administrative tasks.  Once the Full Graphical Shell has been installed you will have access to entire Server 2012 R2 desktop. In this post,  I will show you … Continue reading Using PowerShell to convert to the Full Graphical Shell on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Core Edition

How to Retrieve Operating System Information Using a Command Line

There are many command line utilities that you can use to retrieve operating system information along with switches to filter for specific data. For instructor-led Windows Server training, see our class schedule. Using VER.EXE. The first command line utility is the VER.exe command.  When using this command you will only retrieve the operation system version. If … Continue reading How to Retrieve Operating System Information Using a Command Line

Using PowerShell to Reset Active Directory Passwords in Bulk

See our complete Course Schedule for upcoming training. Classes are held in Phoenix, AZ and can be attended online from anywhere in the world with RemoteLive™. Instructor: Rick Trader  Video Transcription: Video Transcription: One of the issues you might run into after using a bulk import tool into your Active Directory database is all your User Accounts come into … Continue reading Using PowerShell to Reset Active Directory Passwords in Bulk

Running PowerShell in Windows 8 (or 8.1) PE Environment

Microsoft promotes the use of PowerShell in Windows 8/8.1. Courseware materials even suggest that MCT’s instruct their students regarding specific PowerShell capability for use in preparing drives, deploying Windows Image Files, and performing trouble shooting operations from the Windows Recovery Environment. Yet PowerShell is not natively in the Windows PE image or Windows 8/8.1 RE … Continue reading Running PowerShell in Windows 8 (or 8.1) PE Environment

How to rollback AD DS Forest Function Levels in Windows Server using PowerShell

So you have recently raised your Active Directory Domain services Forest Functional Level from Server 2008 to either Sever 2008 R2 or Server 2012.  Now you have realized you need to go back to either Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2, in previous operating systems this was not possible.  In Windows Server 2008 R2 and … Continue reading How to rollback AD DS Forest Function Levels in Windows Server using PowerShell