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Shell Extentions for VHD files – release 1.6

I just made another release of VHDShellExt.vbs. This will be the final release unless there are any bugs with the script.

This release contains an IE based progress window and a few bug fixes. I tried various other options to represent the progress of any given task but I felt using IE instance was the easiest and most efficient way to represent progress. Here is how it looks

Progress

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This IE progress window will appear only when you directly use the context menu to perform an action on the VHD or when you use WScript as the scripting engine to run VHDShellExt.vbs. Otherwise, you will see the progress in terms of a few dots on the screen and a message (success/fail) at the end.

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I wasn’t really planning to complete this feature addition this week. But thanks to my 5 months old son. He has been really cooperative today 🙂

Let me know your thoughts on this tool.

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Ravikanth is a principal engineer and the lead architect for Microsoft and VMware virtualized and hybrid cloud solutions within the Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell EMC. He is a multi-year recipient of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in Windows PowerShell (CDM) and Microsoft Azure. Ravikanth is the author of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed (Apress) and leads Bangalore PowerShell and Bangalore IT Pro user groups. He can be seen speaking regularly at local user group events and conferences in India and abroad.