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Another methods to dual boot Windows 8 and previous version of Windows
Saw a good post on that: “Step-By-Step”- 4 Methods to Dual Boot Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with or without Windows 7 http://blogs.technet.com/b/blainbar/archive/2012/09/25/step-by-step-4-ways-to-dual-boot-microsoft-windows...
Another reference on installing Windows 8 on VHD(Boot from VHD)
Just found another article talking about it, please reference here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/haroldwong/archive/2012/08/18/how-to-create-windows-8-vhd-for-boot-to-vhd-using-simple-easy-to-follow-steps.aspx Copy from there(I hope Harold don't mind...
Ref: Windows Server “8” Beta: Hyper-V & Scale-up Virtual Machines Part 1…
A good reference on the coming Hyper-V V3: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/04/05/windows-server-8-beta-hyper-v-amp-scale-up-virtual-machines-part-1.aspx It also talk about NUMA.
Scenario Overview for Restoring Deleted Active Directory Objects
A good reference to new method on restoring AD objects in Windows Server 2008 R2: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379509(v=ws.10).aspx#BKMK_3
Remove hidden NIC from device manager of Windows Server 2008.
Recently, I setup VM in Hyper-Vof Windows Server 2008 R2 for classroom training use. I created a base hard disk image and a lot of differencing disks for difference VMs. However, I discover sometimes, when the differencing VM turn on, It will create another...
Free Microsoft iSCSI Target
The iSCSI Target solution from MS is now free! We can use it to setup a environment to test fail-over clustering! http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=19867 Here are more information about this: http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive...
Latest version of WSIM
The latest version of WSIM. Please download it from the following site: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5753 and also download the update for SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5188
Terminal Service Licensing reference
Overview of TS Licensing http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732346(WS.10).aspx Install Terminal Server Licensing http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc783569(WS.10).aspx
Exchange 2007 and Windows Server 2008
The release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Exchange 2007 cannot be installed on Windows Server 2008. However, Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 will be supported for installation on Windows Server 2008. While you cannot install Exchange 2007 RTM on Windows...
How can I install Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to a virtual hard disk (VHD) file?
Many of my students asked how to create a "Windows VHD " in order to use the boot from VHD feature in Winows 7, after some searching, I found the following steps: Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 add the ability for an OS to be installed onto a...
Multiple WDS server on the same network?
A student asked whether he can have multiple WDS server on the same network, actually: You can have multiple Windows Server 2008 WDS servers on the network. However, you will not have an option to choose which WDS server you would like to connect. When...
Finding WDS deployed client?
A student asked how can he know which machines were deployed with WDS, after some searching, I found this: If you use WDS to deploy OS, after you install a computer via the WDS server (you may need to configure the policy so that computers can be automatically...
Troubleshooting WDS Multicast performance issue.
If the multicasting is very slow, you can check the following two settings to see which impacts the performance: 1. Network Profile on the Network Settings tab of the WDS server properties. However, this relates to the physical network adapters and cables...
Controlling WDS to listen on specific NIC
If you want to control your WDS server to respond to specific NIC card, you can: use WDSUTIL commands as follows: 1. Open an elevated command prompt. 2. Run WDSUTIL /Set-Server /BindPolicy /Add /Address:<IP or MAC address> /AddressType:{IP|MAC}...
Adding OEM logo to Windows Server 2008
If you want to add OEM logo to the properties page of "My Computer" in WIndows Server 2008, you can: 1. Open regedit and goto: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation You may need to manually create this key...
Windows Server 2008 "Password must meet complexity requirements"
Many of my students ask about why they can't use a "simple" password in 2008 server, the reason is the default "Password" setting in 2008: A default Windows Server 2008 installation has the "Password must meet complexity requirements"...
Walkthrough about how to use the WDS and an article for multicasting with WDS.
I found these walkthrough about how to use the WDS and an article for multicasting with WDS. You can read them by the following links: Windows Deployment Services: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/7d837d88-6d8e-420c-b68f-a5b4baeb52481033...
Uninstall software by using SCCM?
One of my students asked about using SCCM to uninstall software from client PCs. After some research, I found the following: Usually you create an uninstall package to handle uninstallation, but this depends on whats installed. Some command line examples...
Get the MSI file of the JRE installer for deployment
Method 1: 1. Run the Offline installer jre-6uxx-windows-i586-p.exe 2. Install it. 3. When the last page of the install appears, DO NOT click Finish yet. 4. Go go Application Data\Sun\Java and find a folder named jre1.6.0_11, This contains two files: an...
Managing Device Driver by System Center Configuration Manager(SCCM)
Recently, one of my students ask about driver management in his office environment and i find this article from the net so i re-post to here: Driver Management (Part 1) - Configuration Manager By BenHunter: -------------------------------------------...