Archive for November, 2012

Expanding VMware virtual IDE disk for Windows XP

November 30, 2012
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In VMware ESX 4.x the default disk type for Windows XP 32bit virtual machine is IDE. If you did not size your drive correctly, you will be unable to expand this virtual disk later using the VMware management client. But if you had selected SCSI adapter instead of IDE, then expanding the disk after...
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Script to power down many Windows servers

November 14, 2012
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If you ever have the need to power down hundreds of Windows servers, then here is a script to do just that. This script will work for Windows 2000, 2003 and 2008. The servers will shut down gracefully. for /F %%a in (names.txt) do call:Sub %%a goto:eof :Sub echo Shutting Down %1 #shutdown -m...
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