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Powershell: Get all Hyper-V Checkpoints in a cluster (and remove them)

Posted on November 9th, 2018 · Posted in Microsoft

Powershell is the way to go if you need to get all your checkpoints in a cluster. Get-VM -ComputerName (Get-ClusterNode -Cluster h-pool) | Get-VMSnapshot | Select VMName,Name,SnapshotType,CreationTime,ComputerNameGet all VM’s that.. read more

Ignoring Windows Services in Zabbix Windows Template Low-Level Service Discovery

Posted on December 27th, 2017 · Posted in Microsoft, Zabbix

The new Zabbix Windows templates include a Low-Level Discovery for Windows Services. The service.discovery LLD creates items based on discovered Windows Services and accompanies triggers to services with Automatic startup… read more

Zabbix Windows Security event id 5156

Posted on October 31st, 2016 · Posted in Microsoft, Zabbix

Noticed in one case the Zabbix agent was spamming the Windows Security eventlog with events “filtering platform connection” of status success and event id 5156. This was especially true when.. read more

Preparing to configure Windows. Do not turn off your computer…. Time to kill a remote process!

Posted on March 16th, 2015 · Posted in Microsoft, Miscellaneous

Now and then, when installing Windows Updates, the server hangs and just refuses to shut down. You will see a message on the screen as following “Preparing to configure Windows… read more