Sysprepping a virtual machine

I learned how to do this at TechEd 2004 in a lab led by Robert Larson, one of our resident Virtual Server gurus. You can create a “base” virtual machine with the operating system and applications you want, and then copy its .vhd file to use for other virtual machines. When you do this, it’s…

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Using virtual machines for testing

Using virtual machines for software development, software testing, and patch testing is really catching on at Microsoft – and for good reason: Hardware goes farther: Using virtual machines instead of physical hardware allows you to do more testing with fewer resources. Note that this isn’t a universal panacea because some testing scenarios must be performed…

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