Compacting virtual disks on Generation 2 Linux Hyper-V 2012 R2 VM’s

Compacting virtual disks on Generation 2 Linux Hyper-V 2012 R2 VM’s I had a very interesting battle with  Gen 2 RHEL/CentOS/OracleLinux 7.x VM’s vhdx files not compacting. Below are a couple of things that made this more difficult than expected: Hypervisor: Hyper-V 2012 R2 Generation of VM: Generation 2 Boot loader: UEFI without secure boot […]

Backup Outlook 2016 settings script

Backup Outlook 2016 settings script Ever have Outlook 2016 perfectly configured and setup and then have something go wrong and either have to uninstall and reinstall and do everything all over again? Or say your hard drive died and you have to reinstall everything. So I’m thinking, theres got to be a way to backup […]

How to run a powershell script silently

How to run a powershell script silently Running a powershell script silently can be handy at times, especially if you schedule a task to run your scripts and want them to stay in the background instead of cluttering up your desktop environment. This has been useful with some of my monitoring scripts such as scraping modem […]

Hyper-V 2012 R2 Generation 2 Linux VM’s

Hyper-V 2012 R2 Generation 2 Linux VM’s Microsoft is starting to support Hyper-V Generation 2 VM’s for Linux. This alone would speed up any compatible Linux OS quite a bit by opening up some of the disk access bottlenecks that  Generation 1 VM’s suffer from. This performance bottleneck was caused by the VM only being able to […]

Outlook 2013 slow to open

Outlook 2013 slow to open (FIX) If Outlook 2013 is opening slowly you can disable hardware graphics acceleration which may help speed things up by clicking: File > Options  Then select Advanced on the menu to the left then scroll down and check the box that says “Disable hardware graphics acceleration”. Now click the OK […]