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Delete all VM’ from the previous MOC course using PowerShell

  # Delete ALL VMs Before installing VM’s for a new MOC course we need to delete the VM’s from the previous course. To delete all MOC VM’s from a previous course including all snapshots we can use GUI mode or PowerShell 3.0. In Hyper-V console we can select all VM’s, right-click and select Delete. […]

Manage snapshots for MOC VMs in PowerShell 3.0

  After installing the MOC VM’s on our pc’s it is recommended to have an initial restore point to which we can revert their state. 1. Create snapshots for ALL VMs It can be done in GUI mode in Hyper-V selecting all VM’s, right click and select Snapshot. All VM’s will have their initial snapshot […]

How to automate the installation of a MOC course from A to Z using PowerShell 3.0

We will use as an example the MOC course 10747. A. Extract VM’s from downloaded MOC archives   As explained in my post How to automatically unpack MOC and Base VHDs archives using PowerShell we can use PowerShell to expand the archives. On the trainer pc we expand the MOC files and then copy the […]

Automation for Importing MOC VM’S using PowerShell 3.0

Importing MOC VM’s on a large number of pc’s is time consuming job. I will use course 10747 as an example. 1. First we have to unpack the MOC archives. After using the PowerShell script Unpack10747VMs.ps1 for unpacking the archives I edited the mklink .bat file from the VMs folders and deleted all the “pause” […]

How to optimize setup for Courses like 10750, 10751 or 10215

Courses like 10750 and 10751 are System Center 2012 courses with a nightmare setup. But don’t worry there are other Server 2012 virtualization courses like 10215 that use the same technique. They use some “boot from vhd” as host for the course VMs, instead of the Hyper-V located on the OS installed on physical hdd. […]

How to automatically unpack MOC and Base VHDs archives using PowerShell

  As trainers I consider that we spend a disproportional amount of time to prepare the classrooms for our classes. Any new course is a new challenge. Estimated 8h classroom setup ends in more than 2 days for the first time (ex 10750A, 10751A…) So any automation that can save time will give us more […]

IT Career Package – 6419A Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers

Te invitam la cursul 6419A: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers in perioada 24 – 28 ianuarie 2011. Cursul 6419 se regaseste printre materialele recomandate pentru examenul 70-640, unul dintre examenele necesare certificarii MCITP. Aceasta certificare atesta cunostintelele profesionistilor IT de administrare a retelelor si a mediilor ce contin solutii de business bazate […]