Windows Vista Archives

  1. Tips for developing hardware independent images

    I am just filing this article for later reference and anyone else who might find it useful. When using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager for Operating System deployment and image management your primary aim is to create an operating system image that is hardware independent or otherwise known as a golden image. This term refers to the…

  2. Tips for customising and managing User Profiles for network-based users

    In this article I would like to share a set of steps and tips for managing a standardised profile and how to implement a template that network-based users can use when logging-on to a Windows-based workstation or server. Most of these tips have come from back in Windows NT4.0/2000 era, I think it’s worth sharing these tips as they are still valuable in knowing…

  3. Solution for hidden or obsolute devices after doing a P2V or V2V conversion in VMware or Hyper-V

    When doing a Physical-to-Virtual (P2v) or a Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) migration of a Windows-based Operating System to either a VMware or Hyper-V based host you may find that some hardware devices are left installed in the virtual machine after the process completes, this is particularly true for Network Adapters. Following documentation and best practices by normally removing integration tools and device…

  4. SCCM 2007: Setting the drive letter during an Operating System Task Sequence

    This is a quick post; primarily for my notes so that I can refer back to later. I recently was having some trouble getting the partition/format drive step in an OS Task Sequence to label the primary system drive as “C”, so after some reading of the TechNet documentation on supported variables that can be…

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