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CIM Instead of WMI to discover monitor info

Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.1 brings new set of Cmdlets to manage any Server or device that complies with CIM. Before months i wrote an article Use WMI with Powershell to Discover Monitor Information but new CmdLets like CIM is more powerfull and can use it instead of WMI. Also after publish the article related to WMI lot of users complaint that can get this info with better way which is the CIM.

Powershell is a great tool for system administrators. So today i will describe how can use powershell to connect remotely in one or multiple pc's without being leverage againgst multiple systems. Imagine that you need to conenct in 20 pc's at least and do a small change , monitoring processes or restart a specific service. With powershell you can do it without need to connect in every system.

In previous article i explain how can manage HYPER-V Integrations Services from HYPER-V Manager or Guest(OS). For those that use Server Core Installation or they are fan of PowerShell you can manage HYPER-V Integration Services from PowerShell. Today i will explain all the necessary steps to manage the Integration Services thourgh Powershell. As explain in previous explain HYPER-V Integration Services are services that allow communication between virtual machine and HYPER-V host.

How to use Resource Metering in HYPERV

IT Professionals need tools to track usage from specific business units. If you search you can find lot of monitoring tolls that can do this job but most of them need to pay and for free open source need an advance knowledge to install, configure and enable measure metrics for the resources that you want. 

I don't want to say don't use Monitoring Tool in your enviroment. But it takes times and need people to do this. If you are alone you need a quick solution until decide your Monitoring Solution in your enviroment. 

Windows Server 2012 has a greate future that can turn into Server Core withou need to reinstall all the OS instead of Windows Server 2008. I would like to share with you this feature. Server Core installation is very usefull when you use HYPER-V Roles in your hysical Server. 

In this article i explain how can turn into Server Core from Full Installation and after turn again from Server Core in Full Instalaltion.

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Before months i had a request to export size of mailboxes from our Exchange Server. As we know this can't happened from Exchange Management Console except if you start to type in Excel one by one the Users. When you will finish? You don't know. So i use Exchange Management Shell to export all mail enable Users, email addresses from all Databases or from specific databases of Exchange Server and save it in CSV file. It will take maximum 5 minutes. 

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