Microsoft News Summary – 17 September 2014

September 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Microsoft’s patch woes continue. A September update for Lync was pulled this week. Please: do not approve updates immediately; wait 1 month and let some other mug find the bugs for Microsoft. Azure Scale is never a problem with Azure Websites: Starting today, Azure Websites supports above 10 [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 22 August 2014

August 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s the latest news from the Microsoft wires. More new services have popped up on Azure, mostly for devs, but the SQL AlwaysOn template should be a massive time saver. Hyper-V Manually Install a Guest OS in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine: A post by me on Petri.com Azure New DocumentDB NoSQL [...]

Microsoft News Summary–25th April 2014

April 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s the Microsoft news from over the last 24 hours. Linux for Windows Server Admins: the basics of Linux and logging in and exploring mounted media, and how to change between users and manage users. Windows Deployment Services (WDS) support for UEFI: This article discusses the support for [...]

VMM 2012 System Requirements

July 29, 2011 // 2 Comments

The official TechNet content is a bit scattered about so I through I’d reorganise it and consolidate to make stuff easier to find.  The software requirements of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM/SCVMM) 2012 are easy: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter with SP1 Windows [...]

Mastering Windows 7 Deployment is Published

February 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’ve just recived an email from Sybex to say that the third book that I’ve been involved with, Mastering Windows 7 Deployment, has just started shipping from their warehouse(s).  Right now, Amazon.com is still on preorder but that will likely change in the coming hours or days.  The [...]

Sample Chapter: Mastering Windows 7 Deployment

February 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Last year was pretty busy.  Not only did I write Mastering Hyper-V Deployment (with MVP Patrick Lownds helping), but that project was sandwiched by me writing a number of chapters for Mastering Windows 7 Deployment.  That Windows 7 book is due out somethime this month. If you browse onto the [...]

Newest Book: Mastering Windows 7 Deployment

September 17, 2010 // 1 Comment

No sooner than Mastering Hyper-V Deployment is done, I’m working on Mastering Windows 7 Deployment.  I’m contributing 6 chapters to this one and I’m half way through writing the draft editions.  This book is providing all the steps and all the methods to do a Windows 7 deployment project [...]

Sysprep & Hyper-V

August 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

You can automate the deployment of Hyper-V host servers using Sysprep.  W2008 would disable the autostart of the hypervisor in any machine deployed from a sysprepped template.  Ben Armstrong has confirmed that this is different with Windows Server 2008 R2; the hypervisor will automatically start. [...]
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