Entries by Robin Plomp

How to add a SQL database without the LDF file

Today I want to add a SQL database to the SQL server in my lab environment. The database I want to add is a sample database that I want to import in my environment to test some query’s. The download for this sample database only contains a .mdf file and no LDF file (transaction log). […]

RES VDX Engine does not connect to the VDX plugin

Currently I am busy building an proof of concept environment while designing an appliance pc. This type of workstation will be used for applications that need specific local hardware on the workstation. We want to see if RES VDX can provide the functionality to make the software that is installed and running on the appliance […]

RES VDX 2014 with Citrix XenApp 6.5

For a customer I’ve been asked to design a workstation with RES Virtual Desktop Extender (RES VDX) installed to deliver some problem applications in a proof of concept. I am going to use RES VDX 2014 for my POC. This customer is using Citrix XenApp 6.5 to deliver a published desktop. The user start menu […]

Starting PowerShell as default within Windows Core

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 […]

PowerShell coding on a Mac

Because my main workstation is a MacBook pro, I use a Windows 8.1 virtual machine for most of my PowerShell coding work or I connect via RDP to my management server. But sometimes I want to quickly edit a script to send it to a coworker or friend. It is possible to edit a PowerShell […]

My Expierence at BriForum 2014 London

Last week I had the pleasure to attend BriForum 2014 in London. BriForum is an IT conference with a focus on Server Based Computing and Virtualization in the broadest way. BriForum 2014 London is the 15th BriForum edition in 10 years. It is my second BriForum. I’ve first attended BriForum in 2008 in Chicago IL. […]

Managing SQL 2012 Server with PowerShell remotely

In this article I want to talk about managing a SQL 2012 Server with PowerShell from a remote computer. As I’ve mentioned in an earlier blog post PowerShell is becoming more and more important in the day to day task of a system administrator. As my main work machine is a MacBook I perform my […]

Script snippets in PowerShell ISE

There are many PowerShell editors out there on the Internet, varying from commercial products to good old Notepad. When I am creating a PowerShell script I like to use Windows PowerShell ISE editor. The Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment is the default  editor for Windows PowerShell. In Windows PowerShell ISE, you can run commands and […]

RES IT Store integration with RES Suite 2014

Today RES Software releases not only a new product that is called RES IT Store, but it also releases a whole Suite that will fully integrate with the RES IT Store. In this Suite we find, besides the IT Store, RES Automation Manager 2014, RES Workspace Manager 2014 and the RES Unified Console. In this […]