Copy vhd's to your Hyper-V server via Powershell

What do you do if you want to copy your vhd's from a share to your storage on your Hyper-V server?

I guess cut and paste...

What if you don't want to get your fingers all sticky from the GUI?

Lets try some powershell:

First lets create the directory so wh acn have a copy of the vhd's where we want it. Lets create a folder in the c:\ drive called VHD-staging

{code}
New-Item c:\VHD-staging -type directory
{code}

Great now we have a directory.
Now lets connect to the share:

{code}
New-PSDrive -name P -psprovider FileSystem -root \\10.0.0.1\ShareName
{code}

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Why reconfigure proxy.xml for your vCenter and XenDesktop?

Wow, a lot of jumping between XenServer, Hyper-V and vSphere this week. It really was fun, fun, fun until I had to take my daugher’s T-bird away. But that is yet another story.

Today’s topic is everyone’s favorite xml file, proxy.xml. What fun! Ah, the pleasant days spent in a customer’s datacenter, conference room, or cube hacking away at this file. I could tell you stories only fit for the “National Enquirer”. Unfortunately today I am only going to tell stories about why this particular CTX article is so important.
CTX125578
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX125578

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Create Large VHD's in seconds Wow!

Simul-post http://community.citrix.com/blogs/citrite/royt

The vhd Tool at MSDN by Chris Eck can crete large VHD's via command line in seconds. Wow! this is better than chocolate ice cream and just short of Spumoni. (And when the fat guy rates something in the range of ice cream you know it's a good tool.)
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/vhdtool
Here is what he says about it...

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The final release of v2 is now available.

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EdgeSight 5.3 SQL Requirements

SQL Server 2008 (Standard or better) or SQL Server 2005 SP2 or later (Standard or better). Note that SQL Server 2008 R2 is not supported,
Important: Note the following configuration requirements:
In SQL Server 2008, the Reporting Services Role called Manage Shared Schedules no longer exists as a stand-alone role; it is now part of the System Administrator Role. For more information, see Configuring Reporting Services for Citrix EdgeSight.
SQL Server must be configured for case-insensitive collation. Case-sensitive collation is not currently supported for this release.

Rat's Travel tips at PHX Sky Harbor Dec 2010

If you are traveling into, out of or through PHX this holiday here are a few tips.

If you need convenience the short term parking at each terminal is on sale
40% off for $15 a day, pricey but better than the usual $25 per day
Dec 12 2010 – Jan 4 2011
Must use coupon http://skyharbor.com/survey_Parksurvey.aspx
Fill out 3 multiple choice questions get a coupon…

The last time I checked…
The economy lots have good bus service at $8 a day.
Closest to terminal 4 SouthWest, U.S. Airways
http://www.preflightparking.com/PHX.aspx

Use Powershell to add the Host to SCVMM from your XenDesktop DDC

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. A case of pneumonia and Kylie had bronchitis so I'm a bit behind.

Here is an interesting bit:
I grabbed some code from bsonposh.com and added it to some code scraped out of SCVMM to get something to automate adding a host to SCVMM.

I used bsonposh.com Set-myCredential.ps1 to save a credential file:


#Set-myCredential.ps1
$user = "xendesktop\administrator"
$file = "c:\scripts\credentials.enc.xml"
$Credential = Get-Credential

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How to Configure Extended Multi-Monitor Support on a Macintosh Client

How to Configure Extended Multi-Monitor Support on a Macintosh Client

Document ID: CTX127085 / Created On: Oct 22, 2010 / Updated On: Oct 22, 2010
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Summary

This article describes how to configure Extended Multi-Monitor Support on a Macintosh client.

Background

Administrators can configure extended multi-monitor support for users either on a per-server or per-client device basis.

Procedure

Use the following procedure to configure extended multi-monitor support on the server.

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Windows Screen Positions Move on Reconnecting to XenDesktop from the Same Client

Windows Screen Positions Move on Reconnecting to XenDesktop from the Same Client

Document ID: CTX127078 / Created On: Oct 26, 2010 / Updated On: Oct 26, 2010
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Symptoms

In XenDesktop, if you disconnect and reconnect from the same client machine, windows and their positions should remain the same. Sometimes when reconnecting from the same end point the windows can move onto the primary monitor.

When you reconnect to a XenDesktop session, it reads the contents of the following registry key.

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HDX MediaStream for Flash - Client-Side Content Fetching Limitations

HDX MediaStream for Flash - Client-Side Content Fetching Limitations

Document ID: CTX126702 / Created On: Sep 30, 2010 / Updated On: Oct 27, 2010
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Summary

This article describes known limitations with HDX MediaStream for Flash Client-Side Content Fetching when accessing Flash content that requires integrated Windows authentication.

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