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Source : gallery.technet.microsoft.com

If you need to create an vhd file from an ISO please read the article link above.

Convert-WindowsImage is the new version of WIM2VHD designed specifically for Windows 10. It also works fine with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Completely rewritten in PowerShell, the Convert-WindowsImage command-line tool allows you to create generalized (“sysprepped”) VHD and VHDX images from any official build (ISO or WIM image) of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
New in version 10 is support for Windows 10 (and Windows Server 2016) VMs and images. Full change log is below.
Images created by Convert-WindowsImage will boot directly to the Out Of Box Experience (OOBE), ready for your first-use customizations. So you can think of it as of replacement for your daddy’s “Deploy-Sysprep-and-Capture” approach. You can also use these images for automation by supplying your own unattend.xml file, making the possibilities limitless. Fresh squeezed, organically grown, free-range VHDs—just like Mom used to make—that work with Virtual PC (Windows 7 only), Virtual Server (Windows 7 only), Microsoft Hyper-V, or Windows’ Native VHD-Boot functionality!
Convert-WindowsImage (just like its precessor, WIM2VHD tool) was originally created by Mike Kolitz (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/profile/mike kolitz) while he was a Microsoft Employee and worked on Windows. The tool is now maintained and evolved by his friends from Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS).

 

Roadmap Microsoft

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The Cloud Platform roadmap provides a snapshot of what microsoft is working on in the Cloud Platform business. Use the roadmap to find out what the’ve recently made generally available, released into public preview, are still developing and testing, or are no longer developing. Learn more about the types of updates you can expect to find on the Cloud Platform roadmap.

Source : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/roadmap/

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Plex TV on Ubuntu

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After using Xubuntu as an desktop os for the last year you will find some challenges while using it, so here and small and easy way to watch Plex on your ubuntu machine when ever you feel like it. Follow below instructions and you will be ready in 5 minutes. I use Xubuntu and firefox as an browser.
Use Ubuntu software center and
Install : Plex Media Server
Install : Adobe Flash plugin
Restart your browser and go to : http://localhost:32400/
And your set to go.

The latest Netvitesse SSO

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The latest Netvitesse SSO with Thinclients and dynamic extensions to the Mitel Desktop Phones with Citrix 6.5 and now lock and unlock is supported.

The process is simple the phone is registered automaticly to the Single Signon Server and the Citrix session initiates the logon process for the user on the desktop Phone.

Used : HP thinclients based on windows 7 and Citrix XenApp 6.5 with full desktop.

Site Update

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After an 1 year of absence with the Dorland.org Blog its time to start it up again. I moved from my old Joomla installation to a fresh wordpress installation. I just finished importing the old blog items so now i will start filtering out the very old posts and translate some stuff back into English so you can read it also, I started but never finished it at the old site 😉

So and next I will start again blogging about tech stuff and related.

Keep visiting my Blog for some new stuff.

Vmware tools in Cpanel

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To add VMware tools to the Cpanel VPS server.

Click on the client to install VMware tools.

mkdir /media/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
cd /tmp
tar –xf /media/cdrom/VM*
cd vm*
perl vmware-install.pl

Enabling Logging for XenDesktop

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Enabling Logging on the Virtual Desktop Agent

By default, logging is disabled for XenDesktop. Log files can be obtained from the Virtual Desktop Agent after manually enabling the logging. An administrator can use the following procedure to enable logging on the Virtual Desktop Agent.

  1. Manually create a Citrix Desktop Server directory on the virtual desktop.
  2. Browse to Program FilesCitrixVirtual Desktop Agent and open WorkstationAgent.exe.config using a text editor.
  3. Under the appSettings node, add the lines:
    <add key="LogToCDF" value ="1"/>
    <add key="LogFileName" value ="c:cdslogname.log"/>

    Replace logname with the name of the log file.

  4. Restart the desktop to initiate logging.

Enabling Logging for the Desktop Delivery Controller

By default, logging is disabled for XenDesktop. Log files can be obtained from the Desktop Delivery Controller after manually enabling logging. An administrator can use the following procedure to enable logging on the Desktop Delivery Controller.

  1. Manually create a Citrix Desktop Server directory on the Desktop Delivery Controller. Change the security settings on the directory to allow the Network Service “Full Control”.
  2. Browse to Program FilesCitrixDesktop Delivery Controller and open CdsController.exe.config using a text editor.
  3. Under the appSettings node, add the key:
    <add key="LogToCDF" value ="1"/>
    <add key="LogFileName" value="c:cdscontroller_logname.log"/>

    Replace controller_logname with the name of the log file.

  4. Restart the Desktop Delivery Controller to initiate logging.

‘/sbin/ifup vswif0’ suceeded, but returned with non-zero status: 1″ on ESX Service Console

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“‘/sbin/ifup vswif0’ suceeded, but returned with non-zero status: 1” on ESX Service Console

Issue

When trying to configure the IP address or enable a Service Console the following error may appear:

# esxcfg-vswif -e vswif0
Error trying to perform operation Exec of command ‘/sbin/ifup vswif0’ suceeded, but returned with non-zero status: 1

In addition the ip address is listed as 0.0.0.0:

# esxcfg-vswif -l
Name Port Group IP Address Netmask Broadcast Enabled DHCP
vswif0 Service Console 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 true false

Resolution

This results from an IP address conflict:

– Bind another IP address on the same subnet to the the service console:

# esxcfg-vswif -i 192.168.1.99 -n 255.255.255.0 vswif0

– Ping the conflicting IP address:

# ping 192.168.1.10
PING 192.168.1.10 (192.168.1.10) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: icmp_seq=0 ttl=128 time=1.36 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=0.278 ms
— 192.168.1.10 ping statistics —
2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 5011ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.278/0.517/1.361/0.379 ms, pipe 2

– Check the ARP table:

# arp -a
server.domain.com (192.168.1.10) at 00:99:99:99:99:99 [ether] on vswif0

00:99:99:99:99:99 is the MAC of the conflicting server.