Installing VMware Workstation 9.0 on Windows 8 RTM

I recently ran into an issue where VMware Workstation 9.0.1 refused to install, with the management port configured to the default of port 443. It was complaining that another process was using that port already. I broke out [cci]netstat -aon[/cci] and discovered that wwahost.exe was listening on port 443. It …

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Windows 8: Missing Resource Monitor? Not quite!

You might notice that in Windows 8, there is no shortcut to launch the Resource Monitor utility, which used to be readily available in Windows 7. It was easy to launch Resource Monitor by simply hitting the Windows key on your keyboard, then typing the first few letters of the …

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PowerShell: Tracert or Trace-Route?

UPDATE (2012-07-27): Justin Dearing (@zippy1981) sent me an updated version of the script, which improves on the following: Has some comment-based help Parameter checking Grab it here: Invoke-TraceRoute.ps1 Any network or systems administrator is familiar with the good old tracert.exe utility that’s been included outof-the-box in Windows for years now. …

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PowerShell: Get the Windows Azure Certificate

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If you’re automating Windows Azure using Windows PowerShell, one of the first things you’ll probably notice is that you need a management certificate to connect to the Windows Azure subscription that you’re attempting to view or modify. Management certificates are associated to a Windows Azure subscription inside the Management Portal, …

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PowerShell 3.0: List of Windows 8 Cmdlets & Modules

Here is a list of modules available in the new Windows Server 8: Name —- ADDeploymentWF AppLocker Appx BestPractices BitsTransfer BranchCache CimCmdlets ClusterAwareUpdating DirectAccessClientComponents Dism DnsClient DnsConfig DnsLookup DnsNrpt FailoverClusters  

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