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OEM Deployment of Windows 10 Images for Desktop Editions

Based on Original article found here:

Deploy Office with a script assigned by a Group Policy

Configure the installation script as a computer startup script by using Group Policy

After you test the installation script, do the following:

Shortcut to testing VMware Auto-Deploy

Original article can be found here: http://pcloadletter.co.uk/2012/02/15/testing-vmware-auto-deploy/

It’s very useful to have a VMware lab environment particularly for training needs, and outside of larger enterprises this is generally difficult to achieve owing to the high time cost of setting one up. VMware Auto Deploy remedies this problem since it allows very rapid provisioning of ESXi hosts via PXE network boot.

Adding vCenter template deployed VMs into a specific Active Directory OU

Use the WMIC.EXE with an example command as below:

wmic.exe /interactive:off ComputerSystem Where “name = ‘%computername%’” call JoinDomainOrWorkgroup AccountOU=”OU=XP Workstations;DC=my;DC=domain;DC=com” FJoinOptions=1 Name=”my.domain.com” Password=”xyz” UserName=”admin@my.domain.com

 

We had the same issue here. We solved it using the customization spezification with sysprep functionality to add the VM`s to a specific OU.

 

Using MAK Activation

MAK activation is used for one-time activation through Microsoft’s hosted activation services, with no renewals required. For background information about MAK activation, see the Volume Activation 2.0 Planning Guide at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303276.aspx.

Deploying a Window Server 2008 R2 VMware Template and Joining It To A Domain

Based on original articles located here: http://itnervecenter.com/content/deploying-window-server-2008-r2-vmware-template-and-joining-it-domain

and VMware communities article located here: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/251925

Can't get your Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine deployed from a vCenter template to join a Windows Active Directory domain. Try the following tips.

Cisco Best practice for deploying a Nexus 1000v on a UCS Series B or Series C server

Summary of Recommendations

 

This document will outline the technical details of these recommendations for most customers deploying the Nexus 1000V on UCS B and C Series servers (C series managed via UCSM), but we will provide an upfront list here to outline the key points:

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