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Hyper-V Snapshot Management Plan

So I have a few servers running Hyper-V (they are 2008R2 Servers). This is mainly for a Test Environment, and im basically looking for a way to keep "States" of a Server (Lets pretend each VM is a ...
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Trying to automate server tasks, stuck on gathering critical update information from WSUS

I asked this question at Stack Overflow but they said I would have better luck here. I am using VBScript to automate a lot of server tasks, I'm simply checking to make sure the server build team did ...
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powershell call operator with multiple arguments?

I am trying to use the powershell call operator to essentially run the following command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\PuTTY\plink.exe" "-v -agent -m C:\Scripts\idrac_powerup_commands.txt ...
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How can I systematically shut down Windows services in order?

We have this open source application that has three (3) services. For the purpose of this question, let's call them A, B, and C. Now, they have to be shut down in a specific order. That order would ...
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Tool for automating Windows tasks that require input on a server?

Can you recommend software that records what you are doing and then plays back the commands as well as allowing you to save that recording and set it up as an automatic task? The reason I ask is ...
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How to copy many Scheduled Tasks between Windows Server 2008 machines?

I have several standalone Win2008 (R1+R2) servers (no domain) and each of them has dozens of scheduled tasks. Each time we set up a new server, all these tasks have to be created on it. The tasks are ...
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Automated Server cloning and deployment

I have an ERP system that requires a local installation on a Windows Terminal Server to operate properly. Right now I pay for each TS that I have the vendor install the software on directly. ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Unattended installation example?

In following-up another question, are there any sources of reliable (ie, "just works") unattended response files for Windows 2008 R2 x64 available for modification, or do you have to start with the ...
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Can Windows Server 2008 R2 be set to auto logon at boot up?

I would like to have it so that if the system is rebooted, it auto logs back in to a particular user name so that certain applications can be run under that username. Is this possible to do?
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Is there an AUTOMATED way to pin items to the taskbar in a windows 2008 TS environment?

We have a Windows 2008 (R2) Terminal Server environment and would like to find a way to automate the addition (Pinning) of programs to the Windows taskbar for our users. My first thought was to do ...
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Cygwin SSHd Autoblock Failed Logins

I'm running Cygwin with an SSH deamon on a Windows Server 2008 machine. I was looking at the Event Viewer and noticed as much as 5 to 6 failed login attempts per second (brute force) for the last week ...