Month: June 2015

Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Command Reference

The list below contains a reference list of Microsoft Windows PowerShell commands.

  • Networking
    • List Network Adapters
      • Get-NetAdapter

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 – Network Time Protocol Configuration

You may use the following Microsoft Windows PowerShell commands, as an administrator, to configure the network time protocol (NTP) servers for Windows Server 2012 R2 and sync a Windows client, such as Microsoft Windows 7, to the server. This example is using the well known NTP servers from the NTP Pool Project.

  • Server Configuration:
    • w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:”” /syncfromflags:MANUAL
    • Stop-Service w32time
    • Start-Service w32time
  • Client Configuration:
    • w32tm /resync

VMware ESXi 5.5 – Scripted Installation

The script below is a sample script that may be used to automate the installation of VMware ESXi 5.5. For more information click here.

# Sample scripted installation file
# Accept the VMware End User License Agreement
# Set the root password for the DCUI and Tech Support Mode
rootpw mypassword
# The install media is in the CD-ROM drive
install –firstdisk –overwritevmfs
# Set the network to DHCP on the first network adapater
network –bootproto=dhcp –device=vmnic0
# A sample post-install script
%post –interpreter=python –ignorefailure=true
import time
stampFile = open(‘/finished.stamp’, mode=’w’)
stampFile.write( time.asctime() )