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Better console for PowerShell and VITK

By using Console2 with PowerShell and the VI Toolkit, users have much better text manipulation capabilities as well as the option to use different fonts. Continue reading

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VI Toolkit (for Windows) 1.5 and the PowerShell prompt

The VI Toolkit for Windows overrides an existing PowerShell prompt function. Here is one simple way to restore a desired setting. Continue reading

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Get a better font for PuTTY

PuTTY is a popular SSH client for Windows — it works great and it’s free.  Out of the box it uses the Courier font, which looks like this: I prefer the appearance of a traditional Linux (X11) console font.  To … Continue reading

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Finding thin-provisioned virtual disks with PowerShell

Even though the VI Client does not offer creation of VMs with thin-provisioned disks, they may exist. Use a PowerShell script to identify them. Continue reading

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Clean up vCenter with PowerShell after SCVMM leaves

When System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) connects to VirtualCenter/vCenter, several changes are made. Learn how to recover everything with PowerShell. Continue reading

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