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Reset HP ILO password from Esxi server

February 15, 2018 03:24PM

Recently I got some new VMware projects, there HP servers ILO Administrator password were poorly managed and documented. When I took handover I didn't know ILO Administrator passwords for most of the HP servers. I wanted to streamline the the same. As servers were at the remote location and few data…

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Get the List of installed softwares on remote computers with PowerShell

February 15, 2018 01:59PM

I used to use generally win32_product wmi class to fetch installed software list from remote computer systems. But the problem with it is, It only retrieves the installed applications via MSI, However, this WMI class might not list all the installed softwares that show in Add or Remove Programs, ap…

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Microsoft Powershell: Delete registry key or values on remote computer

February 6, 2018 02:23PM

Microsoft Powershell: remotely write, edit, modify new registry key and data value

February 5, 2018 03:34PM

Emulate HDD as SSD flash disk on Esxi and VMware workstation

January 14, 2018 09:03PM

I was required (emulated) virtual fake SSD in VMware workstation for few demos and testing purpose. I am already using SSD on my system, If vmdks are kept on the Solid state drives, VMs detects vmdk disks as SSD/Flash disk, but if you don't have SSD, it can be easily emulated with a trick configurat…

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Strong Random Password Generator :Microsoft Powershell

January 2, 2018 03:57PM

This is my first article in the starting of year 2018, I have taken and re-written it from my earlier post. This script is written completely from scratch. This generates very strong random password. It randomize a chooses each password character using .net class object System.Security.Cryptograph…

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Powershell execution policy setting is overridden by a policy defined at a more specific scope

December 31, 2017 01:38AM

While setting up execution policy (Set-ExecutionPolicy) on powershell, there might be a below error.

Set-ExecutionPolicy : Windows PowerShell updated your execution policy successfully, but the setting is overridden by a policy defined at a more specific scope.  Due to the override, your shell wi…

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Find next available free drive letter using PowerShell

October 25, 2017 11:09AM

Below is my one-liner small PowerShell code for finding next available free unassigned first drive letter, I use it frequently for automating mapping shared drives. This is based on Get-PSDrive -PSProvider FileSystem, it shows the all in use drive, Generally A, B (floppy drive not for use as disk or…

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Powershell: Get registry value data from remote computer

October 7, 2017 05:05PM

Finding and fetching registry value data information using PowerShell is very easy, I found in one of the organization administrators where doing unnecessary changes to the registry to specific settings, for one of the example ie: I had to get information from one of the setting under HKey_Local_M…

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HOW TO INSTALL WINDOWS NANO SERVER ON VMWARE WORKSTATION AND V2V CONVERTER

December 26, 2016 07:15PM

New Microsoft Windows Nano server 2016 provides and offers many new benefits over traditional windows server operating system. It is very cost effective to run nano server Amount of resources required to run nano server is very low. also due to its striped down GUI architect (no GUI layer at all) an…

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CONVERTING FROM SERVER 2012 CORE INSTALL TO FULL GUI

December 13, 2016 10:26PM

There might be a chance while installation of Microsoft Windows Server setup, You might have overlooked the operating systems menus while setup installation and selected default Windows Server 2012 R2 standard (Server Core installation), first option from the list and click next or press enter. This…

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