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Powershell: VMware one liner to list total vm that are powered on each host

This one liner will query each host and id its cluster total vms and how many VMs are powered on
Get-VMHost | Select @{N="Cluster";E={Get-Cluster -VMHost $_}}, Name, @{N="Total_VMs";E={($_ | Get-VM).Count}},@{N="Powered_On";E={($_ | get-vm | ? {$_.powerstate -like "*ON*"}).count}} | Sort Cluster, Name | fl

Powershell: Jobs - Search for shares in ad windows servers

Job script to search for shares in a active directory environment. Update $Domain to your domain and run
#Tony Unger #Tonyunger.com #Scans all AD servers for Shares #50 servers at a time #Will Prompt for creds $i =0 import-module activedirectory cls $creds = Get-Credential $myCol = @() $Domain = "microsoft.com" $Servers = Get-ADComputer -server $Domain -Filter {(OperatingSystem -Like "Windows Server*")-and (enabled -eq "true")} -Property SamAccountName | Select -expand Name $scriptblock = { param( [string]$server, $creds ) Get-WmiObject Win32_Share -ComputerName $server -Credential $Creds | select * } foreach($server in $Servers){ $i++ $running = @(Get-Job | Where-Object { $_.State -eq 'Running' }) Write-Progress -Activity "Gathering computer info" -status "Currently on $server -- $i of $Servers.count" -percentComplete ($i / $Servers.count*100) if ($running.Count -le 50) { Start-Job -ScriptBlock $s…

Windows: Multiple users, one user gets a blue flash while attempting to launch applications while the other user works fine

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I came across an interesting issue where if more then one user is on a Win 2012 r2 server there would be a blue flash while one of the users attempted to launch an application. While the other user would work just fine launching applications. If the user that was working fine logged off the user that was previously not working then would be able to launch applications.

In the event log i saw something similar to this:


Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.3.9600.17667, time stamp: 0x54c6f7c2
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000000000
Faulting process id: 0xdd4

Faulting application path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: unknown

Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Well it turns out Winzip 19+ was installed on the server and seems to have been the root cause of the issue. I found the fix to be disabling Explorer File Association Helper in…

Powershell - Com+ Application Recycle

Needed a script to recycle a com+ application nightly and this is what i came up with. This script will write each recycle it does to the event log under application. Run locally or via a scheduled task. #Recycle COM+ Application and write to the event log the status # 1.0 Release # Run script locally # Write to the event log ######################################## #Configurable ######################################## #Com+ ApplicationName $ComPlusLikeAppName = "Put the name of Com+ Application here a like statement is used to eval so you can get away with putting part of it" #EventLog to write to. $eventlog = "Application" #Source for eventlog. $source = "RecycleComObject" #Successful Event ID $SEventID = 0 #Error Event ID $EEventID = 666 #Process that COM+ runs under $process = "dllhost.exe". ######################################## #Clear $CurrentMemory = $null $PRocessID = $null $Commandline = $null $GUID = $null $AppID = $null $Messa…

Windows 10 - ox80073cff Mail, Calendar, and People apps won't install

ox80073cff   In this build, the Mail, Calendar, and People apps may be broken due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. To get these apps working again, you need to follow these steps:Open powershell as administratorRun the command Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –onlineRe-install Mail, People and Calendar from the Store (green tile)http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/03/18/windows-10-technical-preview-build-10041-now-available/
If you now get this error 0x80246007 try running: from and administrator command prompt

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Powershell: SkipAsSource Flag

Finally ran into an issue where the removal of the primary ip address after Server 2003 caused an issue. Since if you have a multihomed nic the routing table will be set to use the closest IP address to the gateway as the source interface. Here is a fix from  James Kehr to run on your server to set an ip address to be the "Primary" ie Source. I did edit his script by putting a menu and removing the need to put a interface alias. This should only work with 2012 and above with powershell 3.0 and above. For other OS check the heyscriptingguy link.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2013/01/24/use-powershell-to-change-ip-behavior-with-skipassource.aspx
KB969029

Thank you James Kehr
# set some constants clear Import-Module NetTCPIP Get-NetIPAddress | Where {$_.PrefixOrigin -eq "Manual"} | select IPaddress,InterfaceAlias,SkipasSource | format-table $primaryIP = Read-Host "Which ip address should be set as primary?" $Alias = Get-NetIPAddress $prim…

Bring back the windows 10 start menu.

Just follow the steps below: ​Right click on the Start Button and select "Run"Type "regedit"Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Explorer>AdvanceCreate a new DWORD (32-bit) value, call it "EnableXamlStartMenu"Restart Explorer​Found from  http://www.winbeta.org/news/how-bring-back-old-resizable-start-menu-running-windows-10-build-9926