15 octobre 2012

How to Create a Deployment Share in MDT 2012

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012, known by the acronym MDT, is a solution accelerator from Microsoft. The solution accelerators are a collection of tools and utilities developed to make implementing Microsoft solutions something that is less of a burden for IT administrators and engineers. MDT is a free download from Microsoft. However, once it’s installed you'll still need to configure a few more items before you can start creating system images. This article describes how to create a new distribution share in MDT 2012. It also... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2012

VMworld 2012 : avec Mirage, VMware dépoussière le poste de travail

La seconde keynote de VMWorld Barcelone était cette fois consacrée au poste de travail virtualisé avec un gros accent sur la mobilité avec Horizon Suite. Après la matinée d'hier consacrée à l'infrastructure, la seconde keynote de VMworld Europe à Barcelone était axée sur le poste de travail. Si Steve Herrod, CTO de VMware, est bien sûr revenu sur les bénéfices de View, l'accent principal a été mis sur Mirage et Horizon Suite.Issue du rachat de la start-up Wanova, la technologie Mirage est un bon complément à View pour conserver et... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) – install, configure, manage

vSphere Data protection – a quick guide how to deploy and use vSphere Data Protection is a new backup product, which does not bring an additional cost, but it’s included in vSphere Essentials Plus and higher VMware vSphere package. The product is based on EMC’s Avamar code and present an interesting upgrade for existing customers which are upgrading from vSphere 4.x where vSphere Data Protection (VDP) was bundled. But to transition from VDR to VDP….? Strangely there is nothing provided. I would imagine having a tool which could... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2012

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1 Beta 1 Now Available

Expand your deployment capabilities with support for Windows 8 Release Preview The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1 Beta 1 is available for download on Connect now. New Connect members join the MDT 2012 Update 1 Beta 1 program now. (Windows Live ID required) Existing Connect members bookmark this link to get the latest project details. This release expands your deployment capabilities with support for the latest software releases, including Windows 8... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2012

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012—Now Available for Download

Download the latest release to stay up-to-date on your deployment needs. New features and enhancements make large-scale desktop and server deployments smoother than ever!   Key Benefits: ·Support for Configuration Manager 2012 ·Customizable deployment questions ·Ease Lite Touch installation · Secure deployments ·Reliability and flexibility ·Support for Windows 8   Support for Configuration Manager 2012:This update provides support for Configuration Manager 2012 RC2 releases. MDT 2012 fully leverages the... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2012

Apple's new weapon for enterprise adoption of the iPad: Configurator tool

Apple has quietly launched the new Configurator tool to further iPad deployment among large organizations. According to PC stalwarts like Dell and HP, we just need to wait for Windows 8 to launch before the enterprise will embrace tablets. Meanwhile, Apple keeps making inroads with a market segment it never succeeded much with before — and it’s quietly launched a new tool to further iPad deployment among large organizations. The free Configurator tool (available via the Mac App Store) allows an IT... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2012

Windows 8: Think You Can Skip It? Think Again.

My colleague Benjamin Gray and I have been looking closely at Windows 8 for the past several months to make sure we have a clear understanding of what it means for I&O organizations, leaders, and professionals. We have been briefed in depth by Microsoft executives, program managers, and engineers. We have downloaded, installed, and used the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and we have had hundreds of conversations with I&O professionals in the past year on Windows 7 (and now Windows  adoption — from those looking for... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2011

Automating WIM2VHD

As I mentioned yesterday – I have been working on a completely automated virtual machine build process that does not use templates (but build everything from scratch).  One of the key tools that I have been using for this process is WIM2VHD – which allows me to generate new VHD files directly from Windows installation media.However – I wanted to go a step further and have the virtual machines generated using this process boot in a completely unattended fashion.  My ultimate goal here was to go from nothing to having a... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2011

Paper: Windows 7 IOPS for VDI: Deep Dive

Atlantis Computing virtualization consultant Jim Moyle released a white paper (28 pages) on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Input/Output operations per second (IOPS) for Windows 7 deployments. Windows 7 IOPS for VDI is a very important topic – as Moyle points out – since: many IT organizations planning a Windows 7 migration with VDI are unaware that the combination of Windows 7 and Anti-virus more than doubles the amount of memory and IOPS required per desktop compared to Windows XP   Moyle conducted tests using... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2011

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 1 Now Available

The next version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit—version 2012— is now available for beta download. To participate, register for MDT 2012 Beta 1 at Microsoft Connect. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 1 rides the next wave of System Center releases with support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012. For Lite Touch installations, MDT 2012 improves the overall client-side user experience, while also providing behind-the-scenes enhancements for partitioning, UEFI, and user state migration. These features, combined... [Lire la suite]
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