I was in a session on advanced powershell automation at www.mms-2010.com Here is something if you do powershell
search for cmdlets
Select Visualize Windows Powershell cmdlets
Or click this link
Might need to investigate using BING more 🙂
I recently bought a shiny new home desktop machine ( 6 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard Drive) to act like a server at my house. I installed W2k8 R2 Enterprise, added Hyper-V role. My goal was to be able to create VM’s for testing ‘stuff’. I wanted to create one base image, sysprep and make copies when I wanted more machines quickly. I’ve used VPC 2007 to create one image and copy / paste the VMC and VHD files. Hyper-V is not quite that simple (yet). Here are the steps I used.
Install w2k8 r2 on the host machine
Add Hyper V role
Create a new VM to act as the base IMAGE
Mount an ISO version of your favorite OS (windows 2008 or R2)
Load the OS
Run Sysprep (/generalize switch enabled), Shutdown
Inside Hyper V manager, Export to a alternate location
After Export is done, copy the entire folder to your permanent location
Inside Hyper V manager, import the VM you copied.
Rename to a friendly name.
Fire the new VM up, run through the sysprep process and poof!
Make sure you chose “Copy the virtual machine (create a new unique ID)’ option, this is not the default.
Another tip / trick I did on my base image (first VM) I created was after I was done, I renamed the image in Hyper V manager, because when you import, the name is retained when exporting. This helps preventing the same name VM listed in Hyper V manager.
Here is a good article that helped me figure out using export option.
I was trying to add a new permission level to Sharepoint 2007 and needed to know all the enumeration options. Here is the list…
Specify one of the following enumeration values and try again. The possible enumeration values are “EmptyMask, ViewListItems, AddListItems, EditListItems, DeleteListItems, ApproveItems, OpenItems, ViewVersions, DeleteVersions, CancelCheckout, ManagePersonalViews, ManageLists, ViewFormPages, Open, ViewPages, AddAndCustomizePages, ApplyThemeAndBorder, ApplyStyleSheets, ViewUsageData, CreateSSCSite, ManageSubwebs, CreateGroups, ManagePermissions,BrowseDirectories, BrowseUserInfo, AddDelPrivateWebParts, UpdatePersonalWebParts, ManageWeb, UseClientIntegration, UseRemoteAPIs, ManageAlerts, CreateAlerts, EditMyUserInfo, EnumeratePermissions, FullMask”.”