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VI Toolkit scripting contest winners announced.

Carter Shanklin announced the winners of the contest. 1st prize: The guest provisioning system of LucD. This application lets you provision your VMs in an easy way. You can set the options from one screen no clicking around to configure

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PowerGui integrates with VI Client

Dmitri over at Dmitry’s PowerBlog just posted about the integration between PowerGui and the VI client. I had already installed the PowerGUI 1.5.1 version but hadn’t noticed the plugin for the VI Client. This makes managing your VMware environment using 

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VI Toolkit 1.0 Released

Last week VMware officially released the VI Toolkit for Windows. They replaced get-viserver with connect-viserver. get-viserver is now an alias for connect-viserver. disconnect-viserver was added which allows you to do a clean disconnect. Hence the rename of the get-viserver cmdlet.

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Pimp My PowerShell

Jeffrey Snover posted a solution for speeding up the PowerShell start-up long time ago. I only noticed it lasted week :-( Check it out:

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I’m using PsTools a lot for the moment. These nifty command line tools prove very efficient for remotely administering a bunch of servers (e.g. checking the state of a service or restarting it). One of the drawbacks however is that

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The old Lotus Notes client at my current assignment doesn’t seem to like UNC-paths. If I want to make sure links are clickable I need to convert the path to a URL. I originally used a excel workbook for it,

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After having received a splendid presentation on PowerShell from a couple of my colleagues (Rastix, Virtix and others…) it was time to write my first script myself. After fiddling around a couple of hours I came up with a script

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