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Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step

I have wrote many powershell GUI scripts but never thought using any themes on WPF GUI forms, As it is not required for internal organization use and it can be used without any different skin, but as I started sharing my GUI scripts on github.com, adding GUI to it makes more professional and attract…

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Creating a password reset tool with PowerShell GUI

 

One of the my blog reader, came across one of the article written on generating random password gui using powershell by me, and he contacted me as he wanted a small help on creating one GUI utility ADUser reset password. Below are the detailed information he provided in the email what exactly …

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Build a simple email server for home lab using hMailServer and Thunderbird

Since long time I was looking for very small and  lightweight email server for my lab, here I have hMailServer is to my rescue, it is very lightweight, opensource and free. It is just 4 MB of setup file, easy to setup and configure. Setup is available on https://www.hmailserver.com/, there is not m…

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Windows Admin Center (formerly Project Honolulu)

Windows Admin Center is an evolution of Windows Server in-box management tools; it’s a single pane of glass that consolidates all aspects of local and remote server management. Windows Admin Center proposals "elastic, locally-deployed, browser-based management platform and tools". The impression beh…

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Configure SNMP on ESXi Server GUI :Vmware Best Practices

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a popular protocol for network management. It is used for collecting information from, and configuring, network devices, such as servers, printers, hubs, switches, and routers on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Here in this article, I am configuring sn…

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Create bootable USB from ISO file

I was planning to install VMware ESXi OS on newly purchased servers in my office, There was no remote console (ILO, DRAC, IPMI or IMM RSA) available, because networking was yet to be configured, till the time until network is up, being ahead of time, I wanted to install OS on the physical server, I …

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Part 3: VMware Powercli: Migrate VMs to another network

Microsoft Powershell: Download a whole folder of files/subfolders from the web directory

One of my friend was seeking my help creating a script to download bulk files and folder from internal office training web portal, just newly created. Folders and files web structure was looking like below. The first url link shows what are the different training material was available, downloading …

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Powershell WPF GUI: LinkLabel hyperlink demo

I have done so much automation using winforms powershell, now I am slowly moving my scripts to WPF, unlike my earlier article Powershell WPF GUI: ToolBox control Textbox watermark placeholder demo here in this article I will show how to create LinkLabel in WPF. When I was going through Microsoft…

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Powershell WPF GUI: ToolBox control Textbox watermark placeholder demo

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In this demo I will be showing how to put PlaceHolder text on textbox control on Powershell WPF (Windows presentation framework) GUI. here I have 3 textboxes. When I launches GUI, all the textboxes shows some default darkgray color watermark text information. When I click on them text will autom…

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Part 3: Create shorter Microsoft Powershell WPF automated clean script

Currently I am working on rewriting all my VBscript and Powershell GUI script using WPF (Windows presentation platform). When building a graphical xaml forms on Visual studio as shown earlier on Part 1: Create WPF XAML powershell GUI form with Visual studio, I had to remove many elements manually b…

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Microsoft Powershell GUI: Change Internet Options connections Lan settings proxy server grayed out

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One of my friend wanted a small proxy settings hack tool which I created using Powershell script, it is very small tool and helps to change proxy server settings, It can changed when Internet Options >> Connections tab is either missing or Lan settings button is disabled, and you still want to c…

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vMotion from all VMs on selected Esxi Host to other Esxi host via PowerCLI GUI

Currently I am doing complete VMware environment upgrade in my office in terms of hardware as well, After few plans I found most of my Esxi servers in VMWare clusters in my office were over committed. First question was by my boss was how do we perform it without degrading current VMs performance. T…

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How to convert RDM disk (Raw Device Mapping) to VMDK

In my previous article I shown Adding and sharing RDM disk to multiple VMs in VMware step by step, I received one related task to convert virtual machine RDM (Raw device mapping) hard disk to VMDK disk. Basically I require it to convert because, I was not going to use microsoft clustering anymore, a…

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ESXi 6.0 update offline bundle via esxcli commandline: DependencyError VIB bootbank requires VSAN ImageProfile

After completing updating my most of the ESXi 6.5 hosts in the environment as shown in ESXi 6.5 upgrade bundle via command line: No Space Left On Device Error, I wanted few standalone ESXi server to update to 6.0 version, for same offline bundle can be downloaded from my.vmware.com. I uploaded cop…

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ESXi HP Blade start issue Enclosure power event detected, System Halted until power condition is corrected

Sometimes I receive below error on the HP Prolient Bladesystem ILO after server reboot, it refuses to complete post, shows message, 
Enclouse Power Even Detected
System Halted until Power Condition is Corrected

In most of the case to resolve it I reseat the blade in chassis enclosure (Remove …

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ESXi 6.5 upgrade bundle via command line: No Space Left On Device Error

I received few standalone ESXi 6.5 hosts for patching for branch office, I wanted to upgrade build number on server, As there was no option of VMWare update manager for standalone esxi. Here I upgraded them using offline bundle zip. These requires offline bundle zip to be be downloaded from url …

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Upload files to vmware ESXi datastore: Different methods

Copying files to VMware Datastores is an easy task. Here in this article, I am showing 3 different methods to upload files to VMware datastores, You can use these methods to copy offline bundle zip, VIB, VMDK or ISO files. Ifyou are using VMWare vSphere web client to upload files to datastore, make …

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Resolved: Reset Esxi forgotten root password using hiren bootCD step by step

Powercli GUI: Determine the EVC Mode that vmware cluster should be configured

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I was evaluating one of the old project hosted on VMware in my office for a client, After ruff capacity calculation I found scarce of compute and memory resources in the VMware clusters. Few meetings and decisions, and sharing complete excel data and capacity planning for upcoming VMs, we decide…

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