Not able to deploy Windows 7 from vSphere Template successfully – damnit!

Some time ago I had an issue where I needed to provide access to my boss into my lab.  No big deal – just entitle him to a View pool.  But it did not work. It ended up stuck forever in customizing when viewed from the View Admin.  So of course that means test it … Continue reading Not able to deploy Windows 7 from vSphere Template successfully – damnit!

Office 2016 template location – not what you expect!

Hi all, A short note so that I can remember, and you can find, the template location for Office 2016 on the Mac.  Why do I do this? It may appear, and certainly Google will agree, that your template location is: ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates BTW, you get Library by holding do the Option key … Continue reading Office 2016 template location – not what you expect!

More on Windows 2012 Templates – answers!

Hello everyone, I have written on Win2K12 and templates before.  Templates in vSphere are very powerful and important but have started to get complicated in Windows 2008 and frustrating in Windows 2012.  The reason for this is that I like customizing the template with updated Windows configuration settings and utilities installed.  This means turning off … Continue reading More on Windows 2012 Templates – answers!

Great vSphere Templates make better Virtual Machines!

Hi everyone, It was in this I started thinking about templates and how I might help people get the most from them.  I found some useful help on the Internet. The links below are quite useful but it is important to pick from what they do and only pick what you need.  Don’t blindly follow … Continue reading Great vSphere Templates make better Virtual Machines!