Posts tagged with Windows 10

Building a Lab in Hyper-V with PowerShell, Part 2

February 16th, 2017 by and tagged , , ,

Creating VMs with New-myVM.ps1 – Part 1 As we saw in Part 1 of this series, I build my labs almost entirely with Windows PowerShell scripts. In that first post, I showed how to set the MAC address range on a Hyper-V host. I use this MAC address range to explicitly set my lab VMs […]

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Defaulting to PowerShell instead of CMD

November 18th, 2016 by and tagged , , , ,

Beginning in Windows 8.1, you could set the Windows PowerUser menu (right-click on the Start button, or Win-X key) to show Windows PowerShell and Windows PowerShell (Admin) on the menu instead of Command Prompt and Command Prompt (Admin). But every single new machine you log on to, you had to change that. A nuisance, at […]

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Setting Console Colours

May 30th, 2016 by and tagged , , , ,

As I described in my previous post, I always open both an admin and non-admin PowerShell window when I log on to a computer. To tell the two apart, I set the background colour of the Admin window to dark red, with white text, and the non-admin window to a white background with dark blue […]

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Set Network Location to Private in Windows 8 & 10 and Windows Server 2012 & 2016

December 29th, 2013 by and tagged , , , , ,

One of those annoyances that sometimes happen with the new Network Location in Windows 8.x and Windows 10 is that the network gets mis-identified as Public when it should be Private, or the other way around. Changing this in the GUI is certainly possible, but annoying, so let’s take advantage of the improved Windows PowerShell […]

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