Category Archives: Microsoft

New Policy Settings in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

With Windows server 2012 and Windows 8 Microsoft added some new features, they also created the proper Group Policy configuration options for this. With Windows server 2012 and Windows 8 they added 160 new items which are only compatible with … Continue reading

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Citrix Shadowing/Remote Assistance session display is garbled/skewed

When Shadowing a user with Citrix Shadowing (which uses Microsoft Remote Assistance) it’s possible the screen gets garbled/skewed. To solve this problem set the following settings in the Group Policy:

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Microsoft Office 2013 needs 20% more capacity to maintain VDI performance

New Project VRC research tests relative impact of Office 2013 against Office versions 2007 and 2010 Madrid – Amsterdam, June 25, 2013 – Today, at TechEd Europe 2013 in Madrid Spain, Project Virtual Reality Check (Project VRC) announced the release … Continue reading

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MDT Create Deployment Share and add OS Source Files (Part 2)

In the provious post I explained how to install MDT and install/updates the required services. In this post I explain how to create Deployment Shares and add the OS source files and patches. Create Deployment Share First of al we … Continue reading

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Installing MDT 2012 Update 1 (Part 1)

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1 it’s possible to deploy Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to deployment of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, … Continue reading

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Active Directory-Based Activation

In  previous post we Installed VAMT and then added licenses and devices, now we will create the possibility to use Active Directory-Based Activation. To use the Active Directory-Based Activation you need at least one Windows Server 2012 domain controller. Installing … Continue reading

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VAMT 3.0 Adding licenses and manage host (part 2)

In my previous post we installed VAMT 3.0 and created the database. In this post we will add MAK and KMS keys and we will add some host to monitor the servers/clients to see if the activation is successful. Because … Continue reading

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VAMT 3.0 Installation (part 1)

In this series I’m writing a 2 part article about how to install and configure VAMT. When you want to manage your MAK or KMS licenses activation within your organization you can use Microsoft Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) version 3.0. Whit VAMT … Continue reading

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Change vDisk from MAK to KMS

When using MAK on a provisioned vDisk with multiple versions and you need to change the activation to KMS, it’s important to first create a Merge of the version to a now Base image. This has to be done because … Continue reading

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Shrink vDisk VHD file

When you created a dynamic vDisk with Citrix Provisioning you like this file to be as small as possible, but when you remove files from the vdisk the size doesn’t shrink. To Shrink the file please use the following steps. … Continue reading

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