From 0 to SQL Demo lab in a few easy steps – Part 3

In part 1 showed how you could install Windows on a virtual disk and use that disk to create a new virtual machine. We improved on part 2 to show how to set the administrator password or the computer name during installation to minimize user input. In part 3 we will take another step. It’s…

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From 0 to SQL Demo lab in a few easy steps – Part 2

This post is part of a series of posts about buidling a lab environment using some of the new PowerShell cmdlets and features in Windows 8. In the previous post I explained how to create a virtual disk, apply a standard Windows Server 2008 image to it and attach the disk to a new VM….

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From 0 to SQL Demo lab in a few easy steps – Part 1

As a Premier Field Engineer I get into a different challenge every week. These challenges can be anything; performance issues, architecture review or migration scenarios. If I’m at a customer site it is not always possible (or recommended) to test my solution on the production systems. And if it’s a possible bug I want to…

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