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MusicBee DI Radio Station List

I’ve been checking out MusicBee for my tunes since reading about it in the Lifehacker article Top 10 Underhyped Windows Apps (applications actually). Besides adding some local files I also wanted to import the entire list of Digitally Imported radio stations,

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Hyper-V 3.0 Remote PowerShell Connection

Last weekend I upgraded both my laptop and server, a desktop with an attitude actually, to Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. One of the improvements I’m personally longing for is the extended support for PowerShell v3. Besides upgrading the

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Powercli script to start/stop Local/Remote Tech Support Mode

After the installation of the latest vSphere 4.1 patches all our hosts showed a warning regarding the Tech Support Modes being enabled. I took the time to write a script to start/stop theses services on the hosts in the vCenter

Posted in PowerShell, Uncategorized, Virtualization

Using PowerShell for Organizing your Photo Library

Finally I’ve found a decent solution for moving my digital photographs to a date based hierarchy on my NAS: My Photos are organized in a “Year\Year-Month\Year-Month-Day” structure based on the date the picture was taken. I’m very happy with

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Start/Stop Tech Support Mode on vSphere hosts

After the installation of the latest vSphere 4.1 patches all hosts displayed a warning about Local & Remote Tech Support Mode being enabled. As I didn’t file like manually stopping the services on every host I took the time to

Posted in PowerShell, Scripting, Virtualization

PowerCLI autocompletion for Notepad++

Notepad++ supports Powershell from version v5.6 but the VMware PowerCLI cmdlets aren’t included. So I created PowerCLI Language definition file for syntax highlighting. It contains the cmdlets available in vSphere PowerCLI 4 Update 1 and vCenter Update Manager PowerCLI 4

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Adding permissions on printers using powershell

I needed to add a group of users to the ACL of all our printers. As we currently have about 100 printers; I looked if I could use powershell for this.Currently on Windows server 2008 there are no built in

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