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Switching from Public to Private network via PowerShell

Posted by essjae on February 11, 2016

Here’s a quick way to get rid of the “public” network on Windows and switch it to a more usable private network type.

    1. Open a PowerShell Window.
    2. Get the list of network profiles on the system.  Note the InterfaceIndex number listed, you’ll need it for the final step.
      Get-NetConnectionProfile
    3. Change the network interface to private, use the network interface index number from the previous command.
Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceIndex xx -NetworkCategory Private

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Configuring/Removing Password Policies in Windows Server 2012 for Lab/Demo environments

Posted by essjae on June 24, 2015

The default password policies are pretty strict for a lab or demo environment.  If you’re not in a domain, it’s easy to modify these settings from the Local Security Policies:

  1. Run gpedit.msc
  2. Under Computer Configuration–>Windows Settings–>Security Settings–>Account Policies–Password Policy
    1. Change the Policy Security Settings you want.

Under a domain controller, you can do this via the Active Directory Administrative Center

  1. Run dsac.exe, or via the GUI it’s under Administrative Tools–>Active Directory Administrative Center
  2. Go to YourDomain(local)–>System–>Password Settings Container
  3. Click New from the Tasks menu
  4. Create your Password Settings

Here’s the window, note that I’ve already created a password policy.  A new forest/domain will not have anything populated in it.

dsac

I don’t recommend disabling all these settings if you’re in a production environment.

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Updated: Hyper-V 3.0 Supported Guest OSes and max vCPUs

Posted by essjae on February 21, 2013

Updated 2013Jan04
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh831531.aspx

  Guest operating  system (server)

Max vCPU

Notes

Windows Server 2012

64

Integration services do not require a separate installation because they are built-in.
Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

64

Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web editions. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Server 2008 R2

64

Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web editions. Upgrade the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Server 2008 with SP 2

8

Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Home Server 2011

4

Edition information is not applicable. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows SBS 2011

***

***Essentials edition – 2. Standard edition – 4.  Essentials and Standard editions. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2

2

Standard, Web, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Server 2003 with SP2

2

Standard, Web, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
CentOS 5.7 and 5.8

64

Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
CentOS 6.0 – 6.3

64

Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 & 5.8

64

Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 – 6.3

64

Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2

64

Integration services do not require a separate installation because they are built-in.
Open SUSE 12.1

64

Integration services are built-in and do not require a separate download and installation.
Ubuntu 12.04

64

Integration services are built-in and do not require a separate download and installation.

 

   Guest operating system (client)

Max  vCPU

Notes

Windows 8

32

Integration services do not require a separate installation because they are built-in.
Windows 7 with SP1

4

Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Upgrade the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows 7

4

Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Upgrade the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Vista with SP2

2

Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate, including N and KN editions. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows XP with SP3

2

Professional. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows XP x64 Edition with SP2

2

Professional. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
CentOS 5.7 and 5.8

64

Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
CentOS 6.0 – 6.3

64

Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 and 5.8

64

Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 – 6.3

64

Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 64 Integration services do not require a separate installation because they are built-in.
Open SUSE 12.1 64 Integration services do not require a separate installation because they are built-in.
Ubuntu 12.04 64 Integration services do not require a separate installation because they are built-in.

 

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Hyper-V 2012 Supported OSes/Max vCPU/Notes

Posted by essjae on November 13, 2012

While not exactly hot off the presses (updated 2012Oct23) it is not super visible.

http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh831531.aspx

Guest operating system (server)
Max # of virtual processors
Notes
Windows Server 2012 64 Integration services do not require a separate installation because they are built-in.
Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP 1) 64 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web editions. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Server 2008 R2 64 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web editions. Upgrade the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 (SP 2) 8 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Home Server 2011 4 Edition information is not applicable. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials ed. – 2Standard ed. – 4 Essentials and Standard editions. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) 2 Standard, Web, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 2 Standard, Web, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
CentOS 5.7 and 5.8 64 Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
CentOS 6.0 – 6.3 64 Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 and 5.8 64 Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 – 6.3 64 Download and install Linux Integration Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 64 Integration services do not require a separate installation because they are built-in.
Open SUSE 12.1 64 Integration services are built-in and do not require a separate download and installation.
Ubuntu 12.04 64 Integration services are built-in and do not require a separate download and installation.

Guest operating system (client)
Max # of virtual processors
Notes
Windows 8 32 Integration services do not require a separate installation because they are built-in.
Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP 1) 4 Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Upgrade the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows 7 4 Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional editions (32-bit and 64-bit). Upgrade the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2) 2 Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate, including N and KN editions. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3) 2 Professional. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.
Windows XP x64 Edition with Service Pack 2 (SP 2) 2 Professional. Install the integration services after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine.

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