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Newsletter: February 12, 2016

Hello all, I hope that everyone has had a good week? I did - mostly in the lab, and got a lot of article updates done too.  My home lab has suffered for a while.  I left it untouched for

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Posted in Alert, Newsletter

Odd error - Windows could not parse or process the unattended answer file for pass[specialize]

Have you seen this odd error before? I am trying to install some new software in my lab and during the deployment of the Win2K12 template - just after deployment and start up, I saw this error message on the

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Posted in How To

Newsletter: January 4, 2015

Hello all, I hope everyone is doing well - and remembering to write or type 2015?  It was nice to have some time off lately and I even actually took it off in the mountains.  But home early and lots

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Posted in Newsletter

View: Customizing Timeout error

Hello all, Something interesting to share today.  This has been ongoing for a while.  I went to add a co-worker to a new View pool so I could work with her in my lab.  But it did not work.  When

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Posted in How To

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

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Posted in General

Update on Win2K12 templates - not what I expected!

Hi all, Sorry about this whole situation - I am not impressed.  But I think I have figured it out.  Deploying Win2K12 from template is tricky, and I thought I found out a way to do it and it was

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Posted in How To

sysprep executed properly only three times - what’s up about that?

Hi all, In my template article I talk about doing sysprep before you turn the VM into a template.  I got a tweet from Josh Cohen that said sysprep can only be used three times before it will error out. 

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