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  1. SBS Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller: Unable to re assign DC DNS IP from 3rd PCIe NIC to 1 of 2 MoBo NICs on Dual LAN Dell Server **Issue:** I've been unable to take the x.2 IP (for DNS & DC) currently assigned to PCIe NIC and assign it to one of the MoBo NICs. What would be foolproof steps to do so? ---------- SBS Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller: DC IP assignment issues on Multi NIC Dell Server **Hardware:** - Dell T410 Server – Dual NIC + Additional NIC added by tech **History:** - For some weird reason an MSP tech as well as Dell tech concluded initially that the MoBo
  2. To Deploy a VHD to all domain PCs/ Laptops and set up for Native Boot? Not sure if this will do better as a Discussion or Q&A (mods feel free to switch), but I need answers for the 4 parts. Win 2008 Domain, Mix of Win XP, 7, 8 Machines. Prefer Free/ Gratis ways or Trial/ Freemium also works. I have PDQ Deploy Free but not sure if it can help? Will Spiceworks or LANSweeper help or something else? Dont have SCCM or time to set it up. Have downloaded MDT but not started using it as yet. In General - Prerequisite Task?? : Part 1: - Terminal Services/ Remote Services are not enabled
  3. Thanks you. Been going through all that for a while. I have completed through these phases of the project. Using this context, please help me with this further at this location: http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/12735-what-is-significance-of-msr-sys-efi-partitions-for-win-81-native-boot-vhd-how/ PS: Why VHD Native Boot? So that moving my OS is a simple file copy/ transfer away from now. Allows me to plop it from SPro 3 to a bigger machine when needed.
  4. What is Significance of MSR, SYS, EFI partitions for Win 8.1 Native Boot VHD? How? I ask because I've built and native booted several variations of Win 8.1 VHDs on target SPro 3. I'd like to know pros & cons. CONTEXT: So, with a lot of help and input from multiple amazing people from multiple forums and coming closer to the goal of my project. I have found and tested the ways and means to complete the steps in my project. Some interesting questions and thoughts have come up. (http://forums.mydigitallifeSPAM!/threads/62362-Virtualize-Win8-1-BIOS-MBR-Physical-Partition-gt-to-gt-
  5. Ok Guru sir I made a fresh post to CLEAR OUT some of the matter. I hope this can bypass the whole MBR > GPT conversion drama? http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/12699-virtualize-win81-bios-mbr-physical-partition-to-wim-image-to-uefi-gpt-vhd/
  6. Virtualize Win8.1: BIOS + MBR Physical Partition > to > WIM Image > to > UEFI GPT VHD Virtualizing Win8.1 from BIOS + MBR Physical Partition > to > .WIM Image > to > UEFI GPT .VHD Sometime last year I found out about Native boot VHDs and tried to go that way for good. There were some issues with hardware and OS (Win7 at the time) not working out and lot of new things that I was learning about VHDs. Anyways, that confusion, learning and failure led to a better path So this 2015, I figured out how to get VHDs (with Fresh Win 8.1 Installs via Install.WIM
  7. Please do respond to the posts I made after your reply In short: I figured out how to get VHDs (with Fresh Win 8.1 Installs via Install.WIM Apply Image) to Native Boot on Sp3. I am going to attempt doing the following: MBR [Customized Win 8.1] (Physical) > Create Image > [Customized Win 8.1 .WIM] (Virtual - File based so - No sectors or MBR/GPT?? ). [Customized Win 8.1 .WIM] (Virtual) > Apply Image > [Empty New GPT .VHD] (on SP3)
  8. I've been reading that article since last year Ha ha! many more like them.. But I did not get to connect with a Guru such as your self. Anyways, there's some positive news. For some reason the previous GPT/ UEFI VHDs I had created were messing up with SP3 native boot. Add to that the Bitlocker drama that SP3 has inherent, caused additional trouble. So, I UNDID all of SP3's Bitlocker drama. After that, I created a few more "Brand New VHDs" on SP3 in various different ways that I could find on the web. Some with GUI/ DiskMgmt some with DiskPartition Vdisk commands and so on. (I will t
  9. PS: Made sense to create new thread.. You site and forum is amazing and I wonder why it did not show up on my Google searches regarding issues for Surface Pro 3. I will link to that thread here. I figured the MDT might be easier than SCCM for me.. But maybe you have a simpler way for this simple task. Create/ Image/ Sysprep Win 8.1 & Win 10 VHDs WIMs for Native Boot on Surface Pro 3 for isolated activities without huge server setup?
  10. Create/ Image/ Sysprep Win 8.1 & Win 10 VHDs WIMs for Native Boot on Surface Pro 3 for isolated activities without huge server setup? Previously what I have done: So, I have a bunch of Win 8/8.1 VHDs/ WIMs that I guess I can Sysprep natively or Sysprep/ Hardware/ Clean out in a VM. These are setup with lots of applications and settings that I can't and do not wish to replicate from scratch. Normally, its as simple as dropping these Sysprepped VHDs onto a machine, then booting, installing drivers manually. Before I drop VHDs to a new machine, I just test "Fresh" Win 8.1 VHDs o
  11. PS: Made sense to create new thread.. You site and forum is amazing and I wonder why it did not show up on my Google searches regarding issues for Surface Pro 3. I will link to that thread here. I figured the MDT might be easier than SCCM for me.. But maybe you have a simpler way for this simple task. Create/ Image/ Sysprep Win 8.1 & Win 10 VHDs WIMs for Native Boot on Surface Pro 3 for isolated activities without huge server setup?
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