Hyper-V Server Configuration Screen
Hardware

Hyper-V Core Cluster Home Lab Setup

This article will explore the setup and configuration of a Hyper-V Core cluster and the creation of high availability VMs. Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (also referred to by some as Hyper-V Core) is a free standalone virtualization platform offered by […]

DS1512+ and DS1815+
Hardware

Synology DiskStation Migration

Performing a Synology DiskStation Migration – A How To Guide I recently added a DS1815+ to my home lab environment and wanted to migrate my DS1512+ RAID6 configuration to this new DiskStation. I wanted to do this without a lot […]

Installing 4GB of RAM into Synology DS1815+ Memory Slot
Hardware

Synology DS1815+ RAM Upgrade to 6GB

Upgrading your Synology DS1815+ to 6GB of RAM 1. Purchase compatible memory The first step in your Synology DS1815+ RAM Upgrade is to acquire a compatible RAM module. Synology states the DS1815+ supports: 4GB – DDR3-1600 unbuffered So-DIMM 204pin CL=11 […]

MDT and WDS Diagram
MDT/WDS/AIK

MDT with WDS Integration Overview

MDT and WDS working together MDT vs WDS To understand how MDT and WDS work to complement each other it helps to first understand the differences between these two systems. WDS Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is a server based technology […]

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PowerShell

How to install Powershell ISE on Server 2008 R2

Install Powershell ISE on Server 2008 R2 The Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is not natively included in Server 2008 R2. There may come a time though where you may want to whip up a quick Powershell script and the ISE can […]

Custom Windows 8.1 Start Screen
MDT/WDS/AIK

MDT – Customize 8.1 Start Screen with task sequence

Customize 8.1 Start Screen with task sequence for all users using MDT in 6 steps In your environment you probably customize your user’s desktop icons, so you’ll likely want to customize the start/metro screen as well. This can be accomplished […]

DISM MDT 8.1 App Associations
MDT/WDS/AIK

MDT Windows 8.1 image deployment customization

Customize your MDT Windows 8.1 image for a business environment Windows 8.1 is a solid Operating System. Yes, it’s different. Yes, the differences have sparked a negative media reaction. Misguided public opinion doesn’t change the fact that Windows 8.1 is […]

Windows PE command window - Windows Preinstallation Environment command window
MDT/WDS/AIK

Troubleshoot MDT Deployments with log files

How to: troubleshoot MDT deployments with log files Chances are good that at some point you will experience a hiccup during your deployment process.  An incorrect setting, missing driver, or improper script syntax has gotten the best of just about […]

List of NBPs for WDS
MDT/WDS/AIK

PXE booting with WDS – DHCP Scope vs IP Helpers

I recently embarked on a mission to implement (WDS) Windows Deployment Services into our environment.  Due to a multitude of factors the WDS server could not be implemented onto the existing DHCP Server, and would instead reside as an independent […]