Remotely Powering On and Off My Entire Home Lab

My home lab consists of 3 PCs running Hyper-V and a HP Proliant Microserver N54L running SCVMM. I have previously blogged the lab setup in a 2-part blog posts (Part 1, Part 2). These 2 blog articles was written back in October 2012, although there are few changes in the current setup (new hardware, etc), but the overall setup is pretty much the same. All 4 machines in my lab have been constantly running 24×7, except when we go on holidays or there’s a power outage (which doesn’t happen very often). This is largely because I just can’t be bothered

PowerShell Module to resize console – Updated

Few days ago I wrote a PowerShell module that contains 1 cmdlet / function to resize the PowerShell console windows. It was a quick job that I did less than half an hour. I wrote it primarily to make PowerShell Web Access (PSWA) more user friendly. Over the last couple of days, I spent a bit more time on this module, and add a lot more functionality to it. The original module had 107 lines of code, and the updated one has 591 lines. Here’s a list of new features: Additional cmdlets This module now contains the following cmdlets: Resize-Console

PowerShell Module: Resize-Console

I’m currently working on a solution that relies on PowerShell Web Access (Hopefully I can finish tonight and blog it in next couple of days). I have been a bit hesitate to use use PWSA every since I firstly tried it out briefly back in 2012 (and blogged my experience here). Why am I hesitated? this is why: The interface is just not that user-friendly with such a small window and that much useless space. There is no way to easily resize the window. In my original blog post, I posted a simple script to increase the size. Today, I

My First Impression on PowerShell Web Access

I ran up an instance of Windows Server 2012 in my test lab last night so I can play with various new features such as IPAM and PowerShell Web Access, etc. Today I configured this box as the PowerShell Web Access (PSWA) gateway. I have to say, I am very very impressed! The implementation is easy, took me less than an hour (including time spent reading TechNet articles) and having ability to access PowerShell console on virtually any web browser for all Windows machines in my lab is just fantastic! Now I can probably get away from using RDP most

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