Remote Connection Failure After Upgrading WS 2008 R2 to WS 2012

Remote Connection Failure After Upgrading WS 2008 R2 to WS 2012

I have been working upgrading 40 servers from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012.  The process is fairly straightforward: Remotely connect to Server Launch the WS2012 setup.exe Follow instructions

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How to Boot from a VHD in Windows Server 2012 / Windows 8

How to Boot from a VHD in Windows Server 2012 / Windows 8

We recently cerated some sysprep’d VHDs using Hyper-V to boot physical machines.  We tried using the utility we authored back on the day, the B2VHD Assistant, but after rebooting the machine it would go into what seemed to be a repair mode.

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Booting in WDS Capture Disk and No IP Address

Booting in WDS Capture Disk and No IP Address

I was trying to deploy an image to a server I had never used using Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and faced a big problem: the machine would not acquire an IP address and could not contact the WDS server. I got a message about “WDS server could not be contacted”, which was kind of weird […]

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Extend the 60 day Evaluation of Windows Server 2008

Extend the 60 day Evaluation of Windows Server 2008

One of the great things about Windows Server 2008 is that you can install the OS without the need of a product key. When you do, the product is installed in “trial version” (fully functional 60-day trial). After the 60 days you need to register or Windows Server 2008 will stop working…or so you would […]

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