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Last week was a busy one for the CANITPRO.NET team as we ventured to Seattle to learn about the new upcoming advancements Microsoft has to offer. What is great about the event is the ability to collaborate with other countries as well as other expertise to create new ideas amidst all the new content being delivered. One idea which struck a cord with the CANITPRO.NET team was the developer requirements for lab computers to create software to be utilized by both enterprise and consumers alike. One of the challenges they face is while developers do sometimes do have a Windows enabled PC to utilize, other times developers use a Mac OS laptop or other OS offerings which may pose a challenge. One said work around to this would be to utilize a Windows To Go Workspace which can be enabled via the Step-By-Step provided on a previous post. Should an approved USB key not be available, enabling a Hyper-V session on a Windows 8.1 machine could be a quick and easy fix to enable a developer to build which ever windows based solution is required. Even a lab enabled with Windows Server 2012 R2 could be created via this method to appease developer demands. Once the solution is completed, the VM could be backed up for future development, transferred to another machine or discarded if no longer needed. Steps to enable this type of functionality are as follows:
Step 1: Prerequisites
The following prerequisites are required to successfully run Client Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 machine:
Step 2: Setting Up Hyper-V
Step 3: Initial VM setup
Now this is the part where the collaboration established last week comes into play. Microsoft colleague, Volker Will, provided CANITPRO.NET further insight as to creating the perfect environment for developers.
Once competed, you should now have a running version of Windows 8.1. Next we will load all the necessary tools developers would require to develop for developing a Windows Phone, Windows Azure, or Windows.
Step 4: Setup of Development Software
(Where d:\ should be replaced with the drive containing your Windows installation source)
choco webpi WPDTV3_RTM
webpicmd /install /products:"ARR,ARRv2_5_KB2589179,ARRv3_0,ASPDOTNETandWebTools2012_2,BasicAuthentication,ClientCertificateMappingAuthentication,DACFX,DefaultDocument,DigestAuthentication,DirectoryBrowse,ECacheUpdate,ExternalCache,HTTPErrors,HTTPLogging,HTTPRedirection,IISClientCertificateMappingAuthentication,IISExpress,IISExpress_7_5,IISExpress_ByPlatform,IISManagementConsole,MVC3,MVC3Loc,MVC4Vs2010_Loc,MySQLConnector,NETFramework35,NETFramework4Update402,NetFx3,NetFx4,NetFx4Extended-ASPNET45,PowerShell,RequestFiltering,ServerSideIncludes,SMO,SMO_11_0,SQLCE,SQLCE_4_0,SQLCEforWM,SQLCETools,SQLCETools_4_0,SQLCLRTypes,SQLDOM,SQLLocalDB,SSDTVS2012,StaticContent,StaticContentCompression,UrlRewrite2,VWDOrVs11AzurePack,VWDOrVs11AzurePack.2.1,VWDOrVs2013AzurePack,VWDOrVs2013AzurePack.2.1,WASConfigurationAPI,WASProcessModel,WebMatrixWeb,WIF,WindowsAuthentication,WindowsAzureLibrariesNET_2_0,WindowsAzureLibrariesNET_2_1,WindowsAzurePowershell,WindowsAzureSDK_2_0,WindowsAzureSDK_2_1, WindowsAzureSDK_2_2,WindowsAzureXPlatCLI,WindowsInstaller31,WindowsInstaller45,WorkflowClient,WorkflowManagerTools" /accepteula /log:c:\temp\webpi-log.txt
NOTE: If asked for the SQL server password, enter CANITPRO or a password of your choosing that you would be able to recall later. The installation will ask you to reboot to continue installing all components still missing from the initial run. Allow the reboot and log back on as hal9000. The installation will continue to finish the application of products
sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown
To learn about further functionality around Windows 8.1 for Enterprise, please visit Microsoft Virtual Academy and partake in the free Windows 8 for IT Pros Jump Start.