When VMs exist in static IP environments and a VM is being used to capture a thin image with MDT, the boot image must be instructed to use a static IP during the capture process. Here is my method of achieving this. Download the “SetStaticIP.vbs” and updated “Unattend.xml” file, using the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwHI1r8k8A75S2w0UkZUeWM3NzA Update the “SetStaticIP.vbs”… Read More »
When attempting to capture an XP image using MDT2012U1 from a VMWare Workstation machine, I ran into an issue because WinPE could not see the Hard Drive when attempting the .WIM capture. After some searching, I found that adding the following setting to my Virtual Machine’s .VMX configuration file fixed the issue.
.encoding = "windows-1252"
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "9"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
memsize = "4096"
scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "BuildAndCapture-001-000003.vmdk"
Another useful… Read More »
Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate VMWare Workstation as a legitimate leader in Virtual Machine emulation for testing purposes. Here are some tips and resources I use when testing with VMWare Workstation. Two Manual settings I apply to the .VMX file (Settings File for Virtual Machine) after the Virtual Machine is created. (Virtual Machine… Read More »