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Manage Hyper-V Server 2012 remotely from Windows 7 with PowerShell

I’ve been looking into Hyper-V Server 2012 recently, as it has some very nice Enterprise-grade capabilities for free; and the zero cost makes it very attractive for Labs that simply don’t have the budget for VMware. The only downsides I can see currently are that remote management is a pain from Windows 7.
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What’s new and shiny in Win 7 for IT Pros?

If, like me, you’re eagerly anticipating Win 7, you could do a lot worse than check out what’s new in Win 7 for IT Pros.
If you prefer video/speech to reading, there’s a very good video available for download as well 🙂

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Automatically install Windows Updates / Hotfixes when installing Vista

If, like us, you run a BDD or MDT setup in order to install your Operating Systems, this might be useful 🙂
If you’d like to pre-install Vista updates and hotfixes while Vista is installing:

Go to your Distribution Share (C:\Distribution)
Go into Operating Systems, then find your Vista OS (C:\Distribution\Operating Systems\Windows Vista Business SP1 – 32bit\)
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When was Windows installed?

If you want to know when Windows was installed on a PC, try this from a command prompt:
systeminfo | find /i “install date”
Picked this one up from windowsnetworking.com 🙂