Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

Starting PowerShell as default within Windows Core

donderdag, januari 28th, 2016

My lab environment runs on Windows 2012 R2 Core, with Hyper-V installed. It runs smoothly. When I need to manage the environment I can do the most common task right there on the prompt.

But with Microsoft pushing everyone to use PowerShell I don’t understand why Windows Core start with a normal prompt instead of a PowerShell prompt.

In this article I will describe how you can change the prompt that is launched when Windows Core boots from CMD to PowerShell.

In Windows Core there is no explore. All you get to see is al black command box..

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Now let’s see if we can find out how to change the cmd prompt to a PowerShell prompt.
First I need to know what’s the current value for the shell that is launched at startup.


Virtual Machine in VM Workstation networking conflict

dinsdag, mei 26th, 2015

Recently I upgraded my lab environment to VMware Workstation 11. After the upgrade I turned on the machines from hibernation and everything was working correctly. The next day after I rebooted all my machines all my member servers could not connect to the domain controller. Al my machines are connected trough the NAT network, and DHCP on VMware Workstation is disabled.