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PowerShell is King – Read HP Bios Sensor data from WMI

  Skriven av Mikael Nystrom , 16 March 2016 · 2085 visningar

<p>I was bored in my hotel room and I ended up browsing WMI, found one cool/fun thing. I have a EliteBook 8570w and it turns out that HP uses WMI to store data and that makes it possible to read the data using PowerShell of course. Here is how:</p>
<p>Read HP Bios Sensor data from WMI using PowerShell</p>
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Working in the Datacenter – Deploying the DPM agent using PowerShell

  Skriven av Mikael Nystrom , 10 March 2016 · 1705 visningar

Last night i was deploying a DPM server for a customer and we needed to deploy the DPM agent on a few machines. It is well know that DPM can do push agent install, but the requirements is to open high ports on every client, well lets state that it is not something any customer likes to do, so that means that we will use the Attach Agent function...


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OSD – Update your boot image on all PXE servers with one PowerShell script (LiteTouch)

  Skriven av Mikael Nystrom , 09 March 2016 · 1740 visningar

<p>Working at a customer (you know who you are) I asked</p>
<p>&#8211; How do you update all PXEWDS servers around the globe?</p>
<p>&#8211; We logon and update them</p>
<p>&#8211; Would you like to have script that does that?</p>
<p>&#8211; Yes</p>
<p>So, here it...


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Working in the Datacenter – Get the Serial number on the SSD drives from Seagate and check for firmware upgrades using PowerShell

  Skriven av Mikael Nystrom , 09 March 2016 · 1682 visningar

<p>So, I&#8217;m currently working with a customer (you know who you are) implementing Storage Spaces and one of the things i do before we put everything in production is to check if there is new firmware for the disks (both SSDs and HDDs) and that is easy using PowerShell, you just run Get-Physicaldisk</p>
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Working in the Datacenter – Deploying HP Servers and configure BIOS for High Performance using PowerShell

  Skriven av Mikael Nystrom , 08 March 2016 · 1782 visningar

If you have a HP ProLiant Gen 8 or Gen 9 it is possible to use PowerShell to configure the BIOS. One of the items I really like to configure is the Power Settings, in most cases you would like to have “performance” but the default setting is usually set in “Tree Hugging Mode” (also called power saving). This is especially true if server is...


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Working in the Datacenter – Application Wrapper for HP BIOS CmdLets – Deploy it during OSD

  Skriven av Mikael Nystrom , 07 March 2016 · 1267 visningar

In a previous blogpost a shortly described what you can do with the “HP BIOS CmdLets for Windows PowerShell (x64)” and in this post I’ll give you a PowerShell wrapper for LTI/ZTI to deploy it.
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PowerShell is King – Get MDT Monitor data using the OData Feed using a PowerShell Function

  Skriven av Mikael Nystrom , 07 March 2016 · 1717 visningar

I have done same blogposts that includes the usage of the MDT...


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Working in the Datacenter – HP BIOS Cmdlets for Windows PowerShell (x64)

  Skriven av Mikael Nystrom , 06 March 2016 · 1288 visningar

For customers running HP ProLiant servers in the datacenter (many of my customers do) it is now possible to modify the BIOS settings using PowerShell much easier then it used to be. The reason is that HP have released a PowerShell module that makes it possible to modify many of the settings, it actually also works remotely and even in WinPE. So,...


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Windows Server 2016 – Create a NAT network using the Hyper-V switch

  Skriven av Mikael Nystrom , 03 March 2016 · 1232 visningar

In Windows Server 2016 (TP4) and Windows 10 1511 it is possible to create a Hyper-V Switch with NAT functionality, including publishing rules. The purpose is to run containers, but it can of course be used to run normal virtual machines. This means that you can very easy build an infrastructure environment with access to Internet and reverse...


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Inside the Task Sequence – Generate Application Migration File

  Skriven av Mikael Nystrom , 03 March 2016 · 1149 visningar

<p>Today during class we worked on Refresh and Replace scenarios. We touched based on a tiny step in the Task Sequence that is actually really cool. In the Task Sequence for Lite Touch (MDT Standalone) there is one step that does not exist in Zero Touch and that is the “Generate Application Migration File” step.</p>
<p>That...