Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dell AppAssure: Find offline agents and restart the agent service

At my place of business, we sell and support Dell AppAssure for most of our customers. Recently, Dell released the 5.4.1 version and I noticed something interesting. Occasionally, agents would go “offline” in the Core console. Untill I have a

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Configure Windows Programmatically

One of the challenges to deploying large windows environments is configuring the individual servers. There are a lot of options available and each one has it’s pros and cons. Unattended answer files are good, but what about when you are

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Create multiple Virtual Machines and configure them with PowerCLI

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, here is the first serious PowerCLI script I wrote. I took ideas from so many sources that I can’t properly give credit. Still, it was the project that got me hooked on scripting.

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Deploy multiple VMs from templates

In my inaugural post on this blog, I’d like to present some PowerCLI code. I frequently work with customers that are transitioning from physical to virtual environments and consequently, we deploy many VMs at a time. To make this process

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