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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Chapter 16. Hyper-V Management Using Windows PowerShell

Programmatically creating and managing virtual machines and server configuration has been an essential capability of Microsoft server virtualization solutions since the first release of Virtual Server 2005. With Virtual Server 2005, the interface was a Component Object Model (COM) application programming interface (API) that could be easily accessed using script or managed code. With Hyper-V, the strategy changed to utilizing the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to standardize the calling interface and bring it in line with the strategic direction of other products. ...

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