As I blogged at the end of last week, Automated Deployment Services, or ADS Version 1.1 was recently released. I spent a couple of hours upgrading my demonstration VSMT environment to see what was what. I can, as Dugie also confirmed, confirm that a migration of an NT4 Server worked flawlessly, also using the latest build of Virtual Server 2005 R2. I did like the way that I could now use Windows Server 2003 SP1 media to build the repository when installing ADS, and there’s also an option, if you have it, to use Windows PE. I’ll have to investigate that step a bit further….
I’m currently planning the free TechNet evening event at the Microsoft office in Reading on 13th October, “Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 and Virtual PC 2004 – Live and uncut!”. You can register for that event here, where you’ll also have a chance to ask me any of those awkward questions about Virtualisation in person, including where Microsoft is heading on its roadmap. I look forward to seeing you there!