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VDI – Automating Windows Install

I was going to write a book on VDI at one point but myself and the other co-authors got overwhelmed with work so it’s come to a standstill. So I decided to blog some of my material and one of the sections I wrote was demonstrating how to automate windows installation.

First of all let’s not get this confused with automating the deployment of VDI desktops, you should use virtual machine templates to do that. But to create a template in the first place you need to prepare an operating system. I can show you how to reduce the time needed to perform this task if it’s something that is repeated often.

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VDM & Computers OU addition.

This week we picked up on a potential problem with VDM creating new VMs in AD and placing them in the Computers OU which meant without third party intervention we would have to create a GPO on that OU which is messy, well I have a solution. You can use standard sysprep inf files as customisation specs in VC…Please review this document from Chris Skinner.

 

http://viops.vmware.com/home/docs/DOC-1103;jsessionid=200BB1A6EE670CF58FD70172528BB5D4

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