Tag: WDS

Microsoft News Summary – 22 August 2014

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 Service, New Search Service,…

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Microsoft News Summary–25th April 2014

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 deploying to UEFI-based systems from Windows Deployment…

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VMM 2012 System Requirements

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 Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0 – a part of W2008 R2…

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Mastering Windows 7 Deployment is Published

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 Wiley (Sybex is part of the Wiley group)…

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Newest Book: Mastering Windows 7 Deployment

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 using the MS product set.  I…

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Sysprep & Hyper-V

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. You could use soemthing like WDS to deploy a new…

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