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  • Blog Post: SCVMM 2008 R2 Creating Template with Keyboard Layout

    I recently saw a forum post asking for a procedure to deploy a sysprepped VM and have the keyboard layout something other than English. SCVMM builds an unattend.xml and by default sets English as default language. You can override that value by placing section of the unattend.xml in the library with...
  • Blog Post: Using SCVMM Cmdlets to change VM startup and shutdown actions

    I was recently contacted by a customer running VMM 2008 R2 managing a farm of virtual machines. This customer had a business requirement where all virtual machines must have an action when physical server stops as "Turn off virtual machine". Originally, the environment was scoped for lab testing. As...
  • Blog Post: How to change ownership of virtual machines via PowerShell with SCVMM 2008 R2

    I recently spoke with a customer who owned roughly fifty virtual machines in his SCVMM environment and he needed to reassign ownership of all virtual machines to a teammate. As you can imagine he was not interested in double clicking on all those virtual machines from the SCVMM console and change the...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM R2 Deployments with customization under the hood

    SCVMM R2 Deployments with customization under the hood SCVMM streamlines and simplifies operating systems deployments by way of templates with customization. This technology creates a sysprep.inf or unattend.xml on the fly based on operating system associated with the template. This is very powerful...