Windows 8.1 Deployment: From the ground up – Deploy The Image

Hello Folks, This is the last post in this series. In previous posts we covered Generate an inventory of our environment Setup our workbench to build our image Started building our image by importing the OS and Drivers Finalized the Image with Packages and Application Today we’ll use the image we already created and we…

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Windows 8.1 Deployment: From the ground up – Packages, Applications and Finalizing the Image

Hello Folks, Windows XP reached the end of it’s supported life last week.   So, let’s resume our Windows 8.1 deployment series in order to help us deploy supported OS versions.  In previous posts we covered: Generate an inventory of our environment Setup our workbench to build our image Started building our image by importing the…

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Windows 8.1 Deployment: From the ground up – Prepare for Lite Touch Installation

Hello Folks, In this Windows 8.1 deployment series we have started looking at how we can streamline the deployment of Windows 8.1 in your environment.  I know that every environment is different and that some of you will have very specific requirements,  However this series looks at a generalized environment and you can adapt it…

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Windows 8.1 Deployment: From the ground up – Machine Inventory

  Hello Folks, In this Windows 8.1 deployment series we have started looking at how we can streamline the deployment of Windows 8.1 in your environment.  I know that every environment is different and that some of you will have very specific requirements,  However this series looks at a generalized environment and you can adapt…

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Windows 8.1 Deployment: From the ground up – Setup your environment

Hello Folks, Earlier in March I wrote that I was working on this series that covers the migration of XP to Windows 8.1 from the ground up.  In this post we setup our environment.  This environment will be crucial to take care of all the phases of our project. Plan Deliver Operate Let get going. …

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Windows 8.1 Deployment: From the ground up

There has been a lot of talk about the end of Windows XP, the end of support for XP that is… As I write this post there is only a few days left for Windows XP support. What is end of support? (the following is taken word for word from here) After 12 years, support…

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Hyper-V: Clustering & Resiliency. Step 7: Virtual Machine Configuration

Hello Folks, In our “From The Ground Up” series, we have setup a SCVMM managed Hyper-V Failover Cluster.  From the storage all the way to the clustering.  Today we we’ll look at creating a virtual machine on our cluster via the GUI and later, using PowerShell. If you feel like doing it and getting your…

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Hyper-V: Clustering & Resiliency. Step 6: Clustered Shared Volume & Optimize.

Hello Folks, Finally… Step 6 of our “From The Ground Up” series.  Today we we’ll finish the storage equation by assign Shared Storage using iSCSI for our Cluster Shared Volume and we will  optimize our cluster. If you feel like doing it and getting your hands on Hyper-V and SCVMM you can download Windows Server…

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Hyper-V: Clustering & Resiliency. Step 5: Shared Storage and Clustering

Hello Folks, Here we are with Step 5 of our “From The Ground Up” series.  In this episode we’ll create the shared storage that our Hyper-V cluster will utilize to store the virtual machine. And start the clustering configuration. If you feel like doing it and getting your hands on Hyper-V and SCVMM you can…

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Hyper-V: Clustering & Resiliency. Step 4: Logical Switches

Hello Folks, Here we are with Step 4 of our “From The Ground Up” series. today we start pulling thing together. If you feel like doing it and getting your hands on Hyper-V and SCVMM you can download Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, setup your own lab and try it for…

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