Configure the View 5.1 Event database with MS SQL Server Express

The event database record information about View Manager events. Without configure the event database events are logged in a log file. The log file has very limited information. So configuring the Event Database in the View environment is a best practice. In Proof of Concept (PoC) environments MS SQL Server Express can … [Read more...]

Health Check your System Center Virtual Machine Server (SCVMM) 2012 environent with PowerShell

Last week I created a simple example of a Healt Check PowerShell script that connects to Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager and displays information about the Hyper-V hosts and VMs managed by this server.  I run the PowerShell script  from another Windows Server 2012 host. To make this work make … [Read more...]

In the vSphere Web Client the “Use Windows session authentication” is grayed out

When logging in the vSphere Web Client login page the “Use Windows session Authentication” check box is grayed out. To solve this you need to install the Client Integration Plug-in. The Client  Integration Plug-in provides: Access to the VM console Deploy OVF or OVA templates Transfer files with the datastore … [Read more...]

Switch between Windows Server 2012 core and Windows Server 2012 GUI

In Windows Server 2012 you can choose between a Server Core and Server with a GUI (full) during the installation. The Full Server GUI has all the tools and options to configure and troubleshoot. Server core is a minimal Windows installation with less tools and options. Server Core has the following advantages over … [Read more...]