Using boot from VHD and differencing disks

MDT 2012 includes a task sequence for deploying an operating system into a VHD, setting up the computer for booting from that VHD.  See my previous blog posting about Deploy to VHD for more details on that.  As I mentioned in that blog, setting up a differencing disk to be created during the “Deploy to…

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More experimenting with RAMdisks: Using a VM completely in RAM

In my previous post, I talked about using a small RAMdisk to speed up the process of generating MDT boot images.  But the trial version only supports RAMdisks up to 4GB in size and only on client OSes.  One comment posted to that blog pointed out that StarWind also has a free RAMdisk available, and…

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Experimenting with a RAMdisk

One of the slow operations in the MDT Deployment Workbench is the initial “Update deployment share” process that has to completely generate new Lite Touch boot images.  I always assumed that this was slow due to the amount of I/O being generated by the update process. Recently, ATI and Dataram released a trial version of…

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MDT 2012 Update 1: Deploy to VHD

I was working on a separate blog posting (to be posted soon) that referenced the “Deploy to VHD” support that was present in MDT 2012 and improved in MDT 2012 Update 1 and wanted to include a link to that previous blog.  Except there was no previous blog – I guess I never did one……

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