Tag Archives: SharePoint Installation

Applying WIM To VHD

This is a continuation of the series Re Imaging SharePoint VMs on the fly.

Now that you have captured your bootable virtual hard drive that was prepared for SharePoint Installation, you can apply that to another active partition or a virtual hard drive and then install whichever flavour of SharePoint you please!

As seen in the earlier post, capturing a virtual hard drive to create a Windows Image File is time consuming (compared to taking a snapshot in VMWare or Hyper-V) and memory intensive as well, however the advantage is that you can leverage on bare metal power – like having dual boot or multi-boot environment on your laptop.

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Attach VHD and boot OS in Hyper-V

Again this is a reference blog post that I am copying across from Ravi’s blog to have all steps in one place and more so for my own reference Smile on the web, just in case I lost my drives, laptop and skydrive was unavailable in future… Winking smile

This is continuing with method 2 to prepare environment for building a SharePoint 2010 Farm [Dev]  

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Create an Operating System VHD from DVD

As a follow up to the previous post, this method was blogged well before Microsoft released WIM2VHD and I still use this method to create Windows Server 2008 R2 VHD using either ISO mounted or the actual media.

To be honest, a vhd is being created right now using this method as I blog this! Smile Building a SharePoint farm in Hyper-V.. so you may want to follow the series…

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Create a bootable VHD

Yes, there are heaps of blog posts and resources out there on this topic and this blog post has been in draft mode for a long time! Early this week, I wanted to create a fresh virtual machine for a very specific requirement and could not use my master virtual machine that I have configured to a state, where I can install any flavour of SharePoint 2010 without having to go through the complete build process – I might squeeze in a blog post on what is configured in may master virtual machine later next …

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MOSS 2007 Infrastructure Updates

Microsoft have released Infrastructure Update for MOSS 2007. The Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers (KB951297) includes several new Enterprise Search features for SharePoint Server 2007 and the latest performance updates and fixes for the Microsoft Office Servers listed in the system requirements section below.

Key updates for SharePoint Server 2007 include:

  • New Search features such as federated search and a unified search administration dashboard.
  • Several core fixes to Search to improve performance and scale.
  • Platform performance improvements and fixes.
  • Several core fixes to the publishing Content Deployment features to improve reliability.
Download 32 bit version | 64 bit version

The update will install properly if either of the following are true:

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