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Etienne Liebetrau
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Install all RSAT tool with PoerShell
The Remote Server Administration Tools are available from the base Windows Server installation without the need to install the roles it supports.  If you want to set up a management server to administer all of your Windows infrastructure form a single conso...

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F5 GTM Zone Transfer Files
If you need to manually export a zone for some or other purpose you can simply grab the files form the GTM directly. The zone files are located in /var/named/config/namedb The files are named as follows db.external.domain.domain. You can check the content o...

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Retrive Hyper-V host details from within the VM
Normally it is not hard to keep track of where your VMs are running.   After all there are numerous consoles and tools to use during the various stages or environments a VM can be in. If however you find yourself with a VM that is on the network and you can...

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Find duplicate VMs in your SCVMM environement
Sometimes there is a reason for legitimately having duplicate VM names that would not cause a problem at all.  If you have a replicated VM you would have two, one on the other off. You could also have a VM stored in the library that is the same name as a se...

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VMM Powershell Assign Logical Network to VMhost adapters
One step that cannot easily be automated to multiple hosts is assigning the logical network a VM host has been grated access to to a physical adapter on the host.  The following PowerShell allows you to set this. $logicalNetwork = Get-SCLogicalNetwork -Name...

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SCVMM - Change the display name of a VmHoSt to fix capitalisation
A Personal per peeve is when you are looking at your beautiful VMM console and all of your hosts line up perfectly except one, someone added it with the host name specified in the wrong CASE.  You cannot fix this be renaming the host or anything else you mi...

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Remove a VMhost from SCVMM when all else fails
Occasionally you will get stuck with an VMhost that you cannot remove from VMM Your first call would be do run power shell and attempt Remove-SCVMHost -VMHost stuckHVhost -force If this also fails you will have to go edit the database directly.  Make sure y...

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SCVMM console takes forever to open : Fixed
I had a problem when launching the SCVMM console, I would get the log in prompt fast enough but it would then just sit there for about 5 minutes before it would actually open up.  From that point on everything worked perfectly fine again. Turn out the probl...
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