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  • Blog Post: How To: Install Ubuntu 9.04 in a Hyper-V VM

    The webbernetz are abuzz with news that a new version of Ubuntu has been released today. As such, I figured that I should post instructions on how to get it going under Hyper-V. Now, I know that these steps are pretty complex, so I'll try to use as much detail as I can when writing them out. Step...
  • Blog Post: More PowerShell in R2 tricks

    The other day, Ben Armstrong posted the steps for installing Windows PowerShell on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 .  How awesome is that?  A real, modern, powerful shell on Hyper-V Server! It should be noted that this also works on Windows Server 2008 R2 Core SKUs, so if you’re running Hyper-V on one...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Installation Tricks: Updates

    I haven’t updated my three part series about different ways to install Hyper-V for our RTM release.  I’ve been working on getting some step-by-step videos created, but it’s always been on the back burner, and I was waiting to update the posts until I had the videos ready. Well, a discussion on an...
  • Blog Post: Adding the RC1 Integration Components to WinPE 2.0

    Mike Sterling just made a triumphant return to blogging by posting an article on how to add the RC1 ICs to WinPE. Check it out here . Keep in mind, though, that this only works for WinPE 2.0, which is the WinPE that is based on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. As for my triumphant return to...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Installation Tricks - Part 3: Integrated Installation and The Beauty of the Win6 Servicing Stack

    Updated for Hyper-V RTM Thus far we covered the steps necessary to capture a system image with Hyper-V installed, and how to install Windows and Hyper-V at the same time without dealing with system images at all. Let's take a step back and talk about system images again.  Images are a great way...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Installation Tricks - Part 2: Unattended Installation of Windows and Hyper-V

    Updated for Hyper-V RTM Picture it: Sicily, 1914. You've got a bunch of Servers that you need to install and configure Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V on. You don't feel like messing around with Sysprep. What do you do? Well, since none of these things existed in 1914, you're probably pretty safe...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Installation Tricks - Part 1: Sysprep and Hyper-V

    Updated for Hyper-V RTM Before we jump right into this, I thought it would be best if we got a few things straight.  For the remainder of this post, everytime I say "sysprep," I'm referring to running Sysprep with the /generalize switch.  This is the best way to make sure that the...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Installation Tricks - Prologue

    Updated for Hyper-V RTM As you may have heard, we've shipped Hyper-V.  Sorry for the lack of posts - it seems like I'm always on vacation when we ship a major release like this, so my posts lag a few days behind. Installing Hyper-V isn't exactly a difficult task, but if you have to do it on multiple...
  • Blog Post: How do I automate "Viridian" installation on Win2k8 RC0?

    Sorry for the abrupt end to the posts last week, everyone.  I was out sick.  But fear not, for I am once again a healthy and strapping young man.  And as such, I hereby return to blogging Virtual Goodness! So - automating "Viridian" installation.  I'm happy to provide some...
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