I tend to build many Windows VMs on XenServer and want a way to automate as much as possible. I want to avoid using Sysprep. I’m getting a Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft every 6 months (semi-annual release). If I go with Sysprep, I have to manually create the VM, sysprep it, turn it into a template and finally create my VM. Plus, how many times can I sysprep before I run into license issues and sysprep count? Seems like a lot of waste and trouble. Instead, I want to automatically build a VM from a newly downloaded ISO file. … Continue reading XenServer PowerShell – New Windows VM from ISO
When it comes to operating system optimization, I have two sides battling with each other. Although optimizing does improve single server scalability, I believe the more you mess with the OS the greater your chances are that you will break something.