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i2b2 VM: Copy VM won't give me a valid IP address

After downloading a VM image and making a copy of it, I tried booting up both of them on the same Windows workstation using VMWare Player. I am unable to get an IP address for the second one in my ...
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Is a new SID applied when sysprep-ping a Windows image or when deploying?

My organisation currently has Windows XP (yes, I know official support for it ceases in less than 24 hours) and Windows 7 system images made with Symantec Ghost 11 that we routinely deploy to ...
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Programmatic method for getting to Windows 8.1 “System Image Recovery”

I'm working in an environment were my users are reverting to an earlier OS "Snapshot" several times a day. We use the built in System image recovery tool in windows 8.1 which points to a recovery ...
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Can an image based backup potentially corrupt data?

I'm considering doing image based backups (Acronis) on production Windows systems during non-peak hours. I'm just wondering if they can potentially lead to application data corruption. Lets say that ...
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SVG doesn't work on subdomain - some browsers try to download rather than display

I have a site with a 'development' subdomain, which displays my SVG file exactly as intended. However when I copy it across to www, or any other subdomain (e.g. 'test') some browsers try to open the ...
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How to take backup of Windows VSS store?

Is it possible to take a backup or image of the shadow store created by the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)? Would Windows Backup include this data when doing a backup?
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MDT Image Hierarchy

Just a quick question, I couldn't find this out by looking around and have not had the time to run a test myself: Is it possible to create image hierarchies in MDT? Take this example where we have ...
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42 views

Rewrite not displaying image resources on web page

I have an Apache 2.4 server running on Windows 2008 R2 as a reverse proxy and I wanted to be able to display a page that shows that a server (one of the virtual hosts) is down for maintenance. After ...
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1answer
889 views

Should you defrag before capturing an image?

If I'm capturing an image with imagex.exe /capture ..., does it matter if I defrag the hard disk prior to doing so (or strictly speaking, before sysprep)? Is there any benefit to doing so with a ...
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KVM instance creation fails with 'virtio-net has no peer'

When I create a Windows Server 2008 instance for KVM with this command: kvm -m 2048 -cdrom win2008.iso -drive file=windowserver.img,if=virtio -boot d -drive ...
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Creating a Windows 7 image with a local account

I have installed Windows 7 and prepared to OS by configuring it and installing the necessary applications. I want to keep a local administrator user account I created, "johndoe", so that I may login ...
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Best Free Windows Imaging Software For Servers [closed]

We are running two physical servers both Windows 2003, not virtualized. What is the best free (if any) windows software to take a full image backup of the entire drives? If possible, while the image ...
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Create “raw disk file” from WIM file

First timer here. I've searched around here, but haven't found a question like the one I have. Apologies if I missed it. The challenge at hand: produce a "raw disk image file" from a given WIM ...
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Is it possible to create a wim from a set of specific folder and not the whol partition?

I'm trying to find out whether it's possible (or not) to create a wim file from a set of specific folder (C:\windows,C:\somethingelse,etc), and I was wonder if you guy could help me out ? Thanks in ...
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Deploying workstations - best practices?

I've been researching on the subject of workstation deployment for a while, and found a ton of info and dozens different methods and tools, but no "best practice" method that doesn't lack at least one ...
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Remotely Image a Windows Server

I have a couple windows servers that I do not have physical access to, but I have remote log in access to. I need to pull down am image of these machine as a backup, what would be the best method of ...
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Restore a windows 7 image to different PC's

We run an office full of laptops that are all different ages/configurations with lots of different hardware. Basically we want to upgrade every laptop to windows 7, the classic ghost deployment ...
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SCCM Client Image deployment options

At my organization, we are using SCCM to manage OS deployments. Right now, it's rather complicated to get an image out to a client and I'm looking for an easier way. Here is what we have to do right ...
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Partitioning advice for dual boot with Windows XP and two separate Linux installations

Main goals is to have/being: Windows XP Main Linux installation "Some other" Linux installation which I am currently experimenting with. All three OS installations completely separate (at least to ...
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Imaging Sony Viaos — Missing drivers

I've been given several Sony Viao VGN-BX760's from old software engineering students. I'm supposed to install Windows, drivers, necessary software, and image the other laptops with it. The problem is ...
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ImageMagick on Windows VPS

Greetings, I want a VPS specially to install ImageMagick. My current hosting provider only offers Virtuozzo powered VPSs and they say there is a conflict between the virtualization software and ...
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856 views

Image software that can push to a network share

I am in a situation where our portable hard drive has taken a turn for the worst and now our only alternative is to push images to a network share. Unfortunaly norton ghost does not support networks ...
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Cannot re-image laptop after drive encryption has been enabled

We are using HP laptops, and on them there is a software suite called HP Protect Tools. Part of this package of tools is "drive encryption." Since we are dealing with confidential information we ...