December 2015

  • Open Edge using the built-in administrator account in Server 2016

    Open Edge using the built-in administrator account in Server 2016

    It can be useful to use Edge browser on Windows Server 2016 to open a page or a Failover cluster report before creating it. But, for security reasons, the browser cannot be opened because you are using the built-in administrator account. An error message like below is shown when you try to open it…

  • Update a sysprep VHD

    Update a sysprep VHD

    Second part of this serie of articles, I will present you how to update your VHD without running a virtual machine. After we create a Sysprep VHD, we need to get this image ready to use at anytime without loosing time updating it. To do this, open Internet Explorer and go to the Microsoft Updates…

  • Prepare a sysprep VHD of Server 2012 R2

    Prepare a sysprep VHD of Server 2012 R2

    In this series of three posts, I will show you how to prepare, update and use a Sysprep VHD to build a lab rapidly. So, we start with the preparation and configuration of the VHD. First you need to configure a VM with Windows Server 2012 R2. Then configure you server by updating it…

  • Tool of the day : Disk2VHD

    Tool of the day : Disk2VHD

    Here is a small tool particularly interesting: Disk2vhd. From the Sysinternals suite, this solution allows you to create a virtual hard disk (.vhd) of your physical PC or server Then you can create a new virtual machine, attach your newly created VHD and do tests without modifying your production machine. Be careful though it…