SCCM – Issue to deploy Hyper V Gen 2 VM with OSD

I recently faced an interesting issue to deploy Hyper V generation 2 virtual machines with SCCM OSD. The PXE boot was stuck in downloading the NBP boot file (smsboot\x64\pxeboot.n12). While Generation 1 was PXE booting successfully, and it used to work as most of the VM’s were deployed using OSD and are Generation 2. So after digging around and Microsoft Support request it ended with the following updates in the…

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Various – All Microsoft e-books

As you may already know, Microsoft is publishing frequently e-books related to deployment or technology usage. To help you finding these e-books, a wiki page has been created which is listing all Microsoft e-books published today. Use this page to find and download your missing e-book on Office, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL, Windows or development tools (Visual Studio / Azure) http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/11608.e-book-gallery-for-microsoft-technologies-en-us.aspx

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Windows Azure – New services

Microsoft has announced new Windows Azure services. As part of these new services, you will find Hyper V on Cloud (Windows Azure Virtual Machines), virtual network (Windows Azure Virtual Network), web sites (Windows Azure Web Sites) and more. Moreover, Windows Azure services will be available to more countries (48 new countries). Windows Azure Virtual Machines Virtual Machines give you application mobility, allowing you to move your virtual hard disks (VHDs)…

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SCVMM 2012 – Allow access to virtual machines through portal

For those who were already using System Center Virtual Machine Manager, you already know that you can provide access to VM’s (and self service VM creation) through a portal. The only things are to install and configure access to the Self Service portal and assign ownership to VM’s. With SCVMM 2012, this has a little bit change has setting ownership is not enough to provide VM’s access through the portal…

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