Unattended installation of Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 based on the IaaS PLA Fabric Management Guide

A few days ago we published what should be considered as the "golden rule" when it comes to guidance around architecting a System Center 2012 implementation for a Private Cloud solution. The guidance can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38813. In this document my colleagues describe what we call an IaaS PLA (Product Line Architecture). PLAs are…

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Windows 7 SteadyState solution simplified!

Download: Windows 7 SteadyState Version 1.0 Setup Files and Step-By-Step Guide! On my last Blog Post I described a procedure to implement a Windows 7 SteadyState by utilizing differencing VHD files and the “Boot from VHD” feature of Windows 7. It was great to see the enthusiastic response from the community and how much some…

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Implementing a Windows 7 SteadyState by utilizing differencing VHDs files and the “Boot from VHD” feature

Update (07/July/2011): This solution is now deprecated. To get a vastly-improved Windows 7 SteadyState solution please visit this page: http://blogs.technet.com/b/panosm/archive/2011/07/07/windows-7-steadystate-solution-simplified.aspx Windows SteadyState was a tool that allowed administrators to revert a workstation running XP or Vista to a previously stored state every time it reboots, or on administrator’s request. This feature was extremely useful in scenarios…

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