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HyperVTools v1.8 released with “Login As Current User”

Please note that the current version 1.7 will not auto update to this, please download using link below.

HyperVTools v1.8 06/30/17

Log on as local user

Minor update and feature add, see below for release notes:

  • Added feature to use currently logged in users credential when getting VM info
  • Server list feature also update to use currently logged on user when prompted, remember to double click the Host name text box to bring up the server list feature.
  • Command line also updated to include this and also new switch (-l for “LoginAsCurrentUser”), please see below for example
    • EXAMPLE: HyperVTools.exe -l -o C:\temp\vmh-003.csv -h vmh-003
      • -l = Login As Current User
      • -o = Output file path
      • -h = Hyper-V Hostname
      • -u = Username
      • -p = Password
      • -d = Domain
HyperVTools.v1.8.zip (211 downloads)

HyperVTools 1.7 Preview

Here is a little preview of the new version, super sorry that it has taken me so long to work on this. I need to add in a few more checks for input validation before I release it to the public but if you’re interested in testing give me a shout and I can send you a link.

1.7 Update

  • Local host support added
  • Multiple support added (double click the hostname textbox to start the process)
  • Correct VHD size info and trimmed things back so that they’re readable
  • New Host Disk tab which displays host disks details
  • More logging
  • More bug fixes
  • “Some” code clean up – lots of work to do still
  • A lot more that I forgot at this point!

There is still a lot of work to do, I need to now think of how to work with clusters and also there is a possibility of SCVMM support.

Help test Hyper-v Tools v1.7 BETA

Please let me know if you can assist in debugging and I can send you an invite to a private chat room.

Hello all, I could use some help with testing out the new version. I have tried it with all of the hardware I have and so far things are running with no issues. This is a beta version (although the entire product should be considered beta as I am still writing it out) and can be downloaded below.

Fixed:

  • Support for Server 2008/Windows10 is now working (not 100% confident, need help testing against all versions)
  • Added local host support (if local machine is the VM host, it should load with no issues)
  • Multi-server support added
    • Double click the hostname box to enter credentials and select your server list (1 server per line).
  • Added more logging (still not liking how I am doing this, will most likely revamp logging on official release)

My hopes are that I get confirmation from you lovely people that things are working better than before and from there I will start adding in support for other things (SCVMM, Clusters, etc).

Does anyone know of a good way to chat in real time? Maybe we can start up a chat group so that I can actively fix issues in real time with you guys?

 

Hyper-V Tools v1.6 released today!

Hey guys, long time no update :-/

Sorry about that, I recently got married and next week I start my new job….so yeah, I’ve been pretty busy with life in general.

I just uploaded Hyper-V Tools v1.6 to the cloud and if you’re running a older version, you should be prompted to update. If not, then grab the latest version from below (or original thread).

On a side note: I am a utter noob when it comes to GUI design and even the smallest things can be extremely challenging for me to implement, in this case I had to implement additional columns on a per VHD basis but failed miserably, I mean I have been trying to come up with a solution and my brain has already melted and what I produce just does not work. So there is a slight mismatch in information between what the GUI displays and what is outputted to the CSV. The main addition is that in the CSV file, you will have extra columns for VHDs and in the GUI you won’t.

Hopefully I can figure this out and make the GUI pretty but in the mean time, please bare with me.

 

Remote Desktop Session Auditor – Find out who’s been on your server!

UPDATE *Fixed download link 11/14/17*

In v0.2 you can now filter based on IP version by using the “-v” switch. I will add links to both version as this still requires a little bit of testing.


 

Finally a cool breeze and some alone time, here is a tool I wrote up because I had a need to track down and audit multiple remote servers to determine who has been logging in and from where. The tool output’s to the command prompt, you can use a “>” operator and output to file if necessary…see below for example.

The usage is fairly simple and it can be used both in interactive mode and can be ran using command line arguments.

Interactive Mode:

Double click the exe and it will ask you for the target hostname or if you do not provide a hostname, tool will check the local host.

CLI Mode:

 

Output to file:

 

Switches:

 

The tool has been tested against Server 2008/2008r2/SBS2011/Server2012/Server2012r2/Windows 7/8/8.1

RDPAuditv0.2.zip (4 downloads)

HyperVTools v1.5 is out in the wild

Hello friends, I wanted to give you a heads up that v1.5 is now available for use. Although the change log is very minimal, in reality there was a lot of refactoring code that took place and with it comes even better compatibility with Windows Server 2008/2008r2.

As I get further into development of this utility, I am a starting to realize how unprofessional it might look and feel. As a solution I am working on a better interface and although I do not have a prototype that I can share at this moment, let me tell you that it is coming along very well and surprisingly it is looking pretty slick….at least to me 🙂

As always, thank you for visiting and see you next time!

Introducing Hyper-V Tools – The Ultimate Hyper-V Reporting Tool

HyperVTools is a read only software which aims to provide a quick method of obtaining virtual machine information from a Microsoft Hyper-V host. Information includes name/uptime/OS Version/DNS name/much more! The tool gives you a quick way of creating a report of your machine status and spits out a nicely formatted CSV with details. If you don’t want to use any disk space, you can highlight items in the list and copy to clipboard even!

I originally started working on this when I saw a posting on reddit requesting something that would work like RVTools but for Hyper-V. RVTools is a pretty slick piece of software but unfortunately (or fortunately?) it is geared towards VMWare virtualization products only and thus came the inception of HyperVTools!

This software is still a work in progress and features will be added as I go. As of right now, it is in a usable state and is ready for future updates and eventually it will live up to the claim of being the Ultimate Hyper-V Reporting tool.

Features

  • Connect to a Hyper-V server from Windows 7/8/8.1 x64 or Windows Server 2008/2008r2/2012/2012r2 (including local host – Run as Administrator)
  • Output CSV with details
  • Auto updating logic included (that doesn’t work when you need it)
  • Minor switch details (this is still WIP)
  • Command line mode:
    • HyperVTools.exe -u username -p password -d domain -h hostname -o C:\output.csv
  • much more!

Compatibility

  • .NET 4.0
  • This software has been tested on Windows Server 2012r2
  • Windows Server 2008/2008r2/2012/2012r2 Hyper-V support **WIP**