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Find the Hostname of a Hyper-V VM - Thomas Maurer Windows 10, Names

Find the Hostname of a Hyper-V VM

If you are running a virtual machine (VM) on Hyper-V, sometimes you want to know on which Hyper-V host this VM is running. If you don't have access to the Hyper-V host, you need to find that information from within the virtual machines operating system. Luckily, the hostname of the physical Hyper-V server the virtual machine is running on can be found in the virtual machines registry. You can find that information under the following registry key…

Install Apps from the Microsoft Store using WinGet - Thomas Maurer Line Tools, App Support, Windows 10, Microsoft, Apps, Store, Storage, App, Business

Install Apps from the Microsoft Store using WinGet

Back at Build 2020, Microsoft showed a new package manager for Windows called WinGet (Currently in Public Preview). The winget command-line tool enables IT Pros and developers to discover, install, upgrade, remove, and configure applications on Windows 10 computers. This tool is the client interface to the Windows Package Manager service. One of the latest experimental features added to WinGet is the capability to also install apps from the Microsoft Store. WinGet integrated perfectly into…

Force Hyper-V Virtual Machine VM to turn off - Thomas Maurer

Force Hyper-V Virtual Machine VM to turn off

In this blog post, we are going to have a look at how you can force a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM) to turn off using the HCSDiag tool. A couple of days ago I had an issue where I wasn't able to shut down and turn off a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM). After I tried to shut down the Hyper-V VM using the Hyper-V Manager the VM was in a locked state and I couldn't really do anything with it. Of course the first thing I tried using the PowerShell Stop-VM cmdlet with the force parameter to turn off…

How to Install PowerShell 7 on Windows 10 on ARM - Thomas Maurer Microsoft Corporation, Surface Pro, Microsoft Windows, Windows 10, About Me Blog, Arm, Arms

How to Install PowerShell 7 on Windows 10 on ARM

As you know I am running Surface Pro X as my daily driver, which comes with Windows 10 on ARM. With the release of PowerShell 7.0.2, I want to show you how you can install PowerShell 7 on Windows 10 on ARM and the Surface Pro X. The ARM64 release is still marked as a preview. The PowerShell team is working on bringing PowerShell 7 to the Microsoft Store, which will create a much ns smoother experience. However, if you are like me and want to try out PowerShell 7 on your Surface Pro X today…

Recover Files on Windows using the Windows File Recovery Tool - Thomas Maurer

Recover Files on Windows using the Windows File Recovery Tool

Did you accidentally delete an important file, wiping a hard drive or partition, or need to restore corrupted files and data? We all have been there, with the newly released Microsoft Windows File Recovery tool you can recover and restore files on Windows. In this blog post, I am going to show you how you can recover and restore files on Windows using the Windows File Recovery tool. You can also use this tool to recover files from external drives and SD cards. Accidentally deleted an…

Run Hyper-V on Windows 10 on ARM and the Surface Pro X - Thomas Maurer Surface Pro, Microsoft Surface, Windows 10, Arm, Running, Arms, Keep Running, Why I Run, Lob

Run Hyper-V on Windows 10 on ARM and the Surface Pro X

Here is a quick blog post on how you can run Hyper-V virtual machines (VM) on Windows 10 on ARM and the Surface Pro X. I am running the Surface Pro X as my daily driver for a couple of months. It is a fantastic device and combines a light designed and the Surface Pro form factor with a 13-inch screen. But the most significant difference to the other Surface devices like the Surface Pro 7, is that the Surface Pro X is running Windows 10 on ARM. It has a custom Microsoft SQ1 chip. This limits…

My Windows Terminal Color Schemes - Thomas Maurer

My Windows Terminal Color Schemes

The Windows Terminal became generally available at the Microsoft Build 2020 virtual conference a couple of weeks ago. I already blogged about how you can customize your Windows Terminal settings and shared my settings.json file. Many people asked me about the different Windows Terminal Color Schemes I use. So I thought a blog post would be a good way of sharing my Windows Terminal Schemes. Windows Terminal 1.0 was released on May 19, you can find more documentation here on Microsoft Docs. I…

HCSDiag.exe - Hyper-V Host Compute Service Diagnostics Tool - Thomas Maurer Windows Defender, Microsoft Corporation, Windows Server, Microsoft Windows, Windows 10, Tools, Instruments

HCSDiag.exe – Hyper-V Host Compute Service Diagnostics Tool

As you know, Hyper-V is not just a server virtualization software anymore. Today, you can find Hyper-V technology across different operating systems, products, and services, like Windows Defender Application Guard, Windows Sandbox, Hyper-V Containers, or many more. Thanks to Ben Armstrong from the Hyper-V team, I found out that there is a tool in Windows to troubleshoot these Hyper-V containers called hcsdiag.exe or Hyper-V Host Compute Service Diagnostics Tool. The Hyper-V Host Compute…

How to Install WinGet Windows Package Manager - Thomas Maurer

How to Install WinGet Windows Package Manager

For a long time, people have been asking for a package manager on Windows. Today at Microsoft Build, Microsoft announced the preview of the Windows Package Manager called WinGet. A package manager can help you to save time and quickly install software and tools on to your machine. Developers and IT Pros have wanted a native package manager in Windows for a long time and with WinGet, you will get that. You can read more about the Windows Package Manager Preview announcement here. How to…

How to reset and reinstall Windows 10 from the Cloud Windows 10, Science And Technology, Clouds, Fresh, Cloud
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How to reset and reinstall Windows 10 from the Cloud

The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview builds includes a new Cloud download feature, which will help you to reset and reinstall your Windows 10 machine from t...

With Docker Desktop for Windows you can now use WSL check out how you can run Docker Linux Container on Window using Windows Subystem for Linux Linux Kernel, Windows Server, Microsoft Windows, Lessons Learned, Windows 10, Desktop, Product Launch, How To Apply, Tech
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Run Linux Containers with Docker Desktop and WSL 2

Today, Docker launched the first Tech Preview of the Docker Desktop WSL 2. This means you can now use Docker Desktop and the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) which is using the hypervisor in the background to run Linux containers on Windows 10. With the significant changes to the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, you can now take advantage of these improvements with your Docker Desktop client. Docker Desktop WSL 2 is currently in the edge version of Docker, and it also requires the Windows…

How to create an Ubuntu VM on Windows 10 Ubuntu Operating System, Windows Server, Web Browser, Windows 10, Linux, Microsoft, Desktop, Running

How to create an Ubuntu VM on Windows 10

Windows 10 is not just a modern desktop operating system, and it also has some great IT Pro and Developer related features build in. One of them is client Hyper-V. This is the same hypervisor which powers virtualization in Windows Server and the Microsoft Azure datacenters. With Hyper-V, you can create virtual machines running on Windows 10, without the need for third-party software. You can not just run Windows virtual machines, and you can also run Linux virtual machines. In this blog…

We are excited to announce the new version of Windows Terminal with the unique, fast, efficient, powerful terminal for users of command-line tools.

The new Windows Terminal

We are so excited to announce Windows Terminal! Windows Terminal is a new, modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users o...

With the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18917, the team also ships the first version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2), which was announced at the Microsoft Build 2019 conference. In this post, I am going to show you how you can install WSL 2 on your Windows 10 machine. The Windows

Install WSL 2 on Windows 10

With the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18917, the team also ships the first version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2), which was announced at the Microsoft Build 2019 conference. In this post, I am going to show you how you can install WSL 2 on your Windows 10 machine. The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL 1) was in Windows 10 for a while now and allowed you to use different Linux distros directly from your Windows 10 machine. With WSL 2, the architecture will change drastically…

How to configure Windows Sandbox Windows 10 Microsoft, Memory Management, Desktop Environment, Windows 10 Versions, Windows Defender, Shared Folder, Can Run, Windows Server, Open Window
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How to configure Windows Sandbox

With the latest release of Windows 10 (1903), Microsoft introduced a new feature called Windows Sandbox. Windows Sandbox is based on Hyper-V technology and allows you to spin up an isolated, temporary, desktop environment where you can run untrusted software. In this blog post, I will show you how you can set up and configure Windows Sandbox in Windows 10. I will also cover how you can do an advanced configuration of your Windows Sandbox using Windows Sandbox config files. The sandbox is…

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WLinux – The best WSL for Windows 10

A couple of Windows 10 releases back, Microsoft delivered the Windows Subsystem for Linux. The Windows Subsystem for Linux allows you to run Linux distros, like Ubuntu, Debian, Suse, and others, on Windows 10. Around the Microsoft Ignite 2018 timeframe, another distro was released to the Windows Store called WLinux. WLinux is a Linux environment for Windows 10 built on work by Microsoft Research and the Debian project. WLinux is a custom Linux distro built from Debian specifically for use on…