Tips and Tricks

Howto create a Windows Server 2012 / Windows 8 Mandatory Profile

imageIn this blog post I’m trying to explain how-to create a mandatory profile for Server 2012 and Windows 8. This is only for a clean windows installation. The Microsoft best practices are saying that you need to update the Mandatory profile after each software installation/update on the system. The Test User First we create a user named: Manny. This user is used to create the profile. You can name it any way you want. Don’t give it any profile. You can create a local user, but my test machine is also a domain controller, so I only can create an AD user. (more…)

By Jeroen, ago
Citrix

Self Service Plugin / StoreFront / Merchandising Server / Citrix Access Gateway (Part2)

imageIn Part1 I was talking (euhh typing) about the Citrix Receiver and the Self Service Plugin. Today it’s time for the Merchandising server (I will type MS from now on). The MS is an virtual appliance which helps you deploy/update/configure/maintain the Citrix Receiver and plug-ins for Windows and OSX systems. As you can see in Part1 I want to place the MS in my LAN behind the CAG. But unfortunately this is not possible (well maybe it is but I can’t get it to work Knipogende emoticon) So there are some things you need before you can setup the MS. (more…)

By Jeroen, ago
Rest

Is it possible to install Mac OSX in VMWare vSphere 5?

A couple of days ago, the PepperCrew had his monthly meeting. There was a little discussion about the new vSphere 5 release from VMWare. In the release notes there is mentioned that it will support OSX installations. I'm not convinced that that would work. There is a big community in the world who wants to install OSX in a sandboxed environment or even native on not Apple hardware. (Hackintosh or OSx86 etc etc). So, lets try some different scenario’s. Apple supports only virtualized OSX Server installations on Apple hardware. Normal OSX installations aren’t supported or possible. First Test: Install OSX Snow Leopard (10.6) in VMWare Fusion (On an iMac)

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Second Test: Install OSX Snow Leopard Server (10.6) in VMWare Fusion (On an iMac) (more…)

By Jeroen, ago
Tips and Tricks

HowTo: Reinstalling Windows on a BitLocker encrypted system

In my previous post I enabled BitLocker on both my partitions (Link). The trick now is to reinstall Windows without decrypting the system. In this example my data is stored on the second partition (Data Partition or D:) and that partition is encrypted and must be preserved. When booted from media. The installer is asking on which partition it will install Windows. Because BitLocker has encrypted the old system partition, we aren’t able to format the partition. Just delete the partition, recreate it, format and install Windows. (Do not touch the data partition). If you want to preserve the data on the old system partition, you have to recover that partition. (Hmmm new post will come in the future Knipogende emoticon) (more…)

By Jeroen, ago