I am talking a short break between a couple of technical papers to install some cool Veeam software - Veeam Availability Console - so I can learn more. I have a VM for it but when I logged in I had an issue where I had no profile. There was no desktop and things were … Continue reading Odd Issue: no desktop and profile issues
Hello all, I hope everyone is doing well today? Had my first tornado warning yesterday - interesting sound it made on my iPhone. I looked but did not see any tornadoes though. This was another fun week working with developers and QA on making sure our product is delivered in the best quality, and on … Continue reading Newsletter: September 7, 2014
Hello all, I hope everyone is good today? Things have been very busy indeed for me, but I have had a few successes and that is always good. Plus I am working hard in the lab to build out a real Customer environment for our product. I have a number of things today that I … Continue reading Newsletter: July 27, 2014
This is a template outline I have used several times and am very happy with it. It should work great for you and if not then let me know. I did this with vSphere 5.5 U1 and Windows 2012 R2. I also used the vSphere Web Client as you will see in the screenshots. I … Continue reading How to build a Windows 2012 R2 VMware Template
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!
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 not good. I mean it worked sometimes but not always. So I pulled my article … Continue reading Update on Win2K12 templates – not what I expected!
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. Since I expect this Win2K12 template to last a long time this is a real … Continue reading sysprep executed properly only three times – what’s up about that?