PowerShell Step-By-Step See http://ITProGuru.com/Scripts

Windows Server 2016  – .docx versions coming soon


How to Upgrade (install) Windows 10 PHONE or Downgrade (Uninstall) Windows 10 PHONE + Band 2.0 not able to sync Step-By-Step

PowerShell working with Azure Resource Manager RM – Step By Step Changing RM Subscriptions

70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solution – Jump Start Lab Guides

Additional Azure Step-By-Step Labs at:
Particularly Interesting is:


Make the most of your Hands-On-Lab time: Take the Microsoft Call To Action Challenge (DOCX) before the event so you can get all your tough questions answered.

Microsoft Hands On Labs

  • Suggested Prep Work: follow post on http://itproguru-app.azurewebsites.net/lab
  • Lab Environment (see requirements below)
    • Lab Option 1: Bring your own machine with Windows Server 2012 already running
      • You can follow instructions at Video Step By Step Dual Boot Windows Server 2012(this does not require a dedicated partition or formatting your drive)
      • Download Windows Server 2012 and install on your laptop
      • Setup a Lab environment by following instructions at http://itproguru-app.azurewebsites.net/lab/
      • Register for a free Azure Account and you can create machines and remote into these online machines to do labs (Hyper-V labs not available on azure) [Azure account requires credit card but you will not be charged until you “manually” change your account from a test to a production account!]
      • Setup real servers in your office and configure remote control so you can work on your real servers via RDP
      • we MAY have access to a few online servers (10) during the event in case someone does not have a laptop that supports Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V.  These servers will NOT be available at all events
    • Lab Option 2: Observe Others and listen to step by step instructions by the instructor
      • Come without a laptop look over someone else’s shoulder
  • Downloadable Step-By-Step Hands on Lab Guides will be made available for all attendees so you can walk through the labs whenever you like
    1. Dual Boot Windows Server 2012 Using Downloaded VHD (.DOCX,.DOC, .PDF) – [AutoBootVHD8.zip, .txt]
    2. Dual Boot Windows 8 With Visual Studio Using Downloaded VHD (.DOC, .PDF, .RTF) – [AutoBootVHD8.zip, .txt] Win8.x64.VHD ; Alternate download (DropBox)
    3. Install/Enable and Configure Hyper-V Getting Started (.DOCX, .DOC, .PDF)
      • Create Directory Structure for Virtual Machine Use and Copy Files
      • Add Hyper-V Role and Features
      • Modify Hyper-V Settings
      • Create a Virtual Network Switch
      • Create Virtual Machines (VM)
      • Create Differencing Hard Disks for use by Virtual Machines
      • Associate Hard Disks with Virtual Machines
      • Configure Virtual Machines (VM)
      • Create Domain and Forest using PowerShell (DCPromo no longer exists)
      • Add Guest to Domain
      • Configure Networking
      • Create Snapshot of all Virtual Machines
    4. Configure Firewall
      • Configure Firewall on host and all guest to allow ping:
      • Start – type: Control Panel– click Control PanelSystem and SecurityWindows FirewallAdvanced Settings – Inbound Rules
      • File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-in)Right Click and Select Enable Rule
      • http://aka.ms/ping7 for detailed instructions!
    5. Configure Storage Spaces & Configure Storage Deduplication
      • Create a Storage Pool
      • Create a virtual disk and provision it to use a Storage Pool
      • Create a volume on a Storage Pool
      • Add additional physical disks to a Storage Pool
      • Install Deduplication
      • Enable and configure Deduplication on an existing volume
      • Observe the results of Deduplication
    6. Azure-IaaS-Lab-v1.2

    7. Build a SharePoint Dev-Test Farm in the Cloud using Windows Azure Infrastructure

    8. Create a Server on Windows Azure Running Windows Server 2012
      • How to use the Management Portal to creat a custom virtual machine running Windows Server 2012
      • How to log on to the virtual machine after you create it
      • How to attach a data disk to the new virtual machine
    9. Hyper-V Over SMB
      • Join your host Hyper‐V machine to the Domain you created
      • Enable delegation on the computer account of the Hyper‐V server
      • Create an SMB Share for Hyper‐V
      • Create a new virtual machine from a VHD running on an SMB file share (the share happens to be clustered)
    10. Continuously Available File Share
      • Add additional hardware to prepare for failover clustering
      • Create a 2‐node Failover Cluster (Part 1: Configure Storage)
      • Create a 2‐node Failover Cluster (Part 2: Configure Cluster1 and Cluster2)
      • Connect to an existing failover cluster
      • Configure Highly Available File Share
      • Transfer file server traffic to a different cluster node, without interruption of network services
    11. Configure Thin Provisioned Storage (on guest OR HOST) {Coming Soon}
    12. Configure Hyper-V Replica (requires two hosts) {Coming Soon}
    13. Configure Shared Nothing Live Migration (Requires two hosts)  {Coming Soon}
    14. Installing Windows Server 2012 using Dual Boot to VHD (Quick List: .DOCX, .DOC, .PDF
    15. More???  Please make suggestions

To participate in the hands-on lab session, you will need to bring your own computer (laptop preferred) with the following minimum configuration:

  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more preferred)
  • At least 60 GB of free disk space (75 GB preferred)
  • NO Drive encryption technology (Bitlocker or 3rd party)
  • No Dynamic volumes if doing Installing Windows Lab
  • x64 compatible processor with hardware assisted virtualization (Intel VT or AMD-V technology) and Data Execution Prevention (DEP)
  • Installed OS of Windows Server 2012 (Preferred), Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 8
  • One Network Patch Cable {optional}

You will also need to download the following for the Hands-On Lab:

HOL Seating is very limited

Upcoming IT Camp Lab Import Machines…. More information coming soon (Very large downloads, expect many hours)