Another Nano Server Post….(this time using Virtualbox/Windows 2016 TP4)

January 29th, 2016

Microsoft has yet to release an iso that allows you to install Nano Server onto a server. The standard method seems to be to create a VHD and then use that to run Nano.

I was at a conference the other day, and managed to work through the process of getting a server up and running in VirtualBox 5.

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Nano Server.

October 8th, 2015

I’ve been attempting for days to get a VHD of Nano Server (Windows 2016 TP3) up and running from the instructions on Microsoft and on the Microsoft Virtual Academy. I’ve been having issues with the new-nanoserverimage.ps1 just quitting and not giving any error text
back. I knew it wasn’t working as the image wasn’t getting created.

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Virtualbox, El Capitan and BootCamping Windows 10

October 8th, 2015

Unfortunately so far, the method I used to use virtualbox to start a Windows Bootcamp Guest at doesn’t work.

The main sticking point seems to be attaching the EFI partition to the vmdk file. Any ideas anyone….still trying.

Using VirtualBox to use a BootCamp Windows 8.1 Partition on Mac OS X Yosemite

June 27th, 2015

I’ve been trying to get to the point where I can use my bootcamp partition from within Mac OS X Yosemite, (like you can do with VMWare Fusion or Parallels 10).

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Finally…worked out dependencies for HP OO 10 Studio Install.

June 2nd, 2015

We use HP Operations Orchestrator to do a lot of the automation workload in my job. I’ve been trying to do a clean install on top of Windows for a while. I’ve tried different OSes (7, 8, 8.1, 10), different versions of software installs etc…

But now I’ve managed to work it out. (and also got an automated install script that can be run to put the dependencies on!)

It uses the project boxstarter to do the grunt work. Its been tested Windows 7 and Windows 2012 R2.
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Setting up (pt 1).

May 14th, 2015

This article is the beginning of a series which is an attempt to describe how to setup a simple webapi service on the internet using Azure as the host.

We’ll do some normal hosting setup, grab an Azure App Service container , do some coding in Visual Studio and then upload to Azure and run it.

So whats first?

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