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Odd Issue: no desktop and profile issues

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

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Newsletter: September 7, 2014

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

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Newsletter: July 27, 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

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How to build a Windows 2012 R2 VMware Template

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. 

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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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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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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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