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Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2

  In this post we will see the steps to capture windows 7 using SCCM 2012 R2. This post is different from the one which shows the steps to build and capture the operating systems using SCCM 2012 R2. We will not be using build and capture approach here rather we will capture a reference operating system, i.e. capture windows 7 using SCCM 2012 R2 and we will also see how to deploy the same using SCCM 2012 R2 in the next post. Please note that the computer operating system that we are going to capture should not be part of domain, else the sysprep fails during this process. So you capture a computer that has windows 7 installed (along with softwares like office, adobe reader etc) which is not joined to the domain. At any point of time you can check the step by step guide for SCCM 2012 R2 which contains all the posts related to SCCM 2012 R2.  

Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2

We will first create a task sequence media and create a capture media which is in saved .iso format. This .iso file contains the necessary files and instructions to capture a reference operating system. The same .iso file captures the operating system and stores the captured OS in .wim format. Once we get the .wim file we will import the file to SCCM 2012 R2 and we can use this .wim to deploy this OS to another computer either by using SCCM or WDS. The first step involves creating a capture media which is in .iso file. Launch the ConfigMgr console, click on Software Library, expand Overview, expand Operating Systems, right click Task Sequences and click on Create Task Sequence Media.Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap1 Type of Media – Select the type of media as Capture Media. Click Next. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap2 Media Type – You can select either USB flash drive or CD/DVD. I have tried using USB flash drive and even that works. In this example we will choose CD/DVD, and we will store the media file in one of the shared location on SCCM server. You can choose to store the capture media on any shared location, it may not be necessarily SCCM server. One important thing here you must save the capture media with .isoextension. Click on Next. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap3 [ads1] Selecting Boot Image – This is very important step. Select the Boot Image by clicking on Browse. Select Boot Image (x64) and for DP click on Browse and select the desired DP. Click Next.
NOTE – You must first enable the command support on both the boot images(x64 and x86) and then distribute it to the distribution point. To enable the command support right click on each of the boot image, click on properties and under Customization tab check the box Enable Command Support (testing only). Enable command support for both the boot images. By default the boot images are not distributed to DP and if you don’t distribute the boot images you will not be able to select the DP in the below step. To distribute the boot images to DP, right click on each boot image and click Distribute Content.
Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap4 The capture media has been created by the wizard. Click on Close. [ads2] Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap5 After creating the capture media we will now mount the capture media (.iso file) on the windows 7 machine and run the image capture wizard. In this example I have a virtual machine which has been installed with windows 7 professional SP1 x64 OS and we will be capturing this computer OS image. If its a physical machine you can burn the capture media .iso to a CD and insert it in the CD tray and run the image capture wizard. If its a virtual machine you can mount the .iso file by providing the path where the capture media .iso file exists. On a virtual machine when you mount the .iso file by providing a shared location, it asks for a user account to access the .iso file, provide a domain user account which has enough permissions to access the folder where the .iso file exists. Once you mount the capture media on a windows 7 machine you will see the autorun box. Click Run TSMBAutorun.exe, you will see the Image Capture Wizard. Click on Next. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap6 [ads1] Image Destination – Provide a folder path where the captured image should be stored. The name of the captured image should have .wim as extension. Also provide a user account that has enough permissions to store the captured file to the shared folder. Click Next. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap7 Image Information – Provide the image information such as Created by, Version and Description. Click on Next. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap8 Click on Finish to complete the Image Capture Wizard. Note that we have just run the image capture wizard, in the next step sysprep captures the OS. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap9 In the below screenshot we can see that the sysprep command is running. Wait for the computer to restart automatically where the actual capture process begins. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap10 The computer restarts and we see that the wizard now starts capturing volume and the OS. This process took around 25 minutes to complete in my lab setup. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap11 Alright, we now see that the windows 7 OS image  has been captured and saved to the destination folder. Click on OK. The computer now restarts and enters Out of Box experience (OOBE). Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap12 Once we have got the .wim file, we can import the .wim as operating system image in SCCM 2012 R2. To import the operating system image, right click Operating System Images, click on Add Operating System Image. Enter the path where the captured .wim file is present. Click on Next. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap13 The name and version is picked up automatically, click on Next. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap14 The operating system image has been imported successfully. Click on Close. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap15 After importing the image the next step is to distribute the image to the DP. Right click on the windows 7 image and click on Distribute Content. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap16 Add the DP and click Next. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap17 The image file has been distributed to the DP. Click on Close. Wait for sometime while the DP updates the content, check the content status and you must see a green circle which means that content is now available with DP. Capture Windows 7 Using SCCM 2012 R2 Snap18  

Source is here Create a bootable USB drive for Windows 10 Windows 10 is set to be released later this month. The OS will be available on flash drives, however, if you want to create your own bootable USB drive for Windows 10, you can do that pretty easily. Here’s how to:
The easy way There’s always an “easy way” to do things on Windows using some kind of software. Creating a bootable USB drive is also pretty easy – here’s how to do it:
  1. Download Rufus from here
  2. Click and Open rufus.exe
  3. Once the user interface of the software opens up, plug-in your USB
  4. After that, look for the “Create a bootable USB drive option” and from the drop-down, select an ISO Image
  5. Then, click on the button next to the dropdown and select the Windows 10 ISO that you want to install
  6. Lastly, click on “Start” and wait for the software to create the bootable USB drive.
That’s pretty much it. You now have a bootable USB drive, just plug it in your device and make sure your BIOS is all setup and you should now be able to easily install Windows 10 using the bootable USB drive that you just created.
The hard way If you don’t want to use any software, there’s another way of creating a bootable USB drive, but that’s a bit trickier. Here’s how to do it:
  1. First, make sure your USB drive is plugged in
  2. Search and open Command Prompt as an administrator
  3. Next, you’ll have to open the disk management utility using CMD (Command Prompt) – to do that, type in disk part and hit enter
  4. After that, you will have to display the connected disks that are available – to do that, type in list disk and hit enter
  5. Then, you’ll need to select your USB drive – to do that, type select disk # and hit enter – you’ll have to replace the # with your disk number
  6. Next, you’ll have to clean the USB drive – to do that, type clean and hit enter
  7. Then you’ll need to create a bootable partition – type in create partition primary and hit enter
  8. You will now need to select the partition that you just created. To do that, type in select partition 1. 
  9. After that, type active and hit enter
  10. Next, you’ll need to format the USB drive – just type in format fs=fat32 and hit enter
  11. You’ll now need to assign your USB drive a letter, to do that, just type in assign
  12. Lastly, copy all the Windows 10 files and paste it inside the USB drive. (You can copy the files by extracting an ISO or copy it from a Windows 10 disk).
That’s it! You have just manually created a Windows 10 bootable USB drive and it’s ready to install Windows 10 on your device.
Creating a bootable USB drive is pretty easy, to be honest. I’d recommend following the easy way of creating the bootable USB drive if you’re not an expert – however, if you’re an expert, just follow the hard way of creating the bootable USB drive and avoid using any type of software.

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Share files between Windows and Mac OS X


To share files between any two machines they will need to be on the same network. The easiest way of doing this is connecting both machines to a common hub, switch, or router. A crossover cable can suffice as well, but it isn’t typically recommended as it has many limitations. Once the machines are connected under the same network, you can use either the Mac or the PC as the host. Using Windows as the host 1. File sharing first needs to be enabled on the Windows machine. This process is different depending on the version of Windows.
  • Windows XP: Go to Control Panel, double click and run through the Network Setup Wizard.
  • Windows Vista: Go to Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center. Expand the File Sharing drop down and click Finally click “Turn on File and Printer Sharing”
  • Windows 7: Go to Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center. Go to Choose Homegroup and Sharing options, Change Advanced Sharing Settings. Finally click “Turn on File and Printer Sharing”.
2. Next, we need to connect to the windows machine from the Mac. You can do this in one of two ways:
  • Automatically: Open up a finder window, and on the left pane you will see shared machines under the “Shared” heading. Find the name of the windows machine you wish to share with. Clicking it will bring up a folder view where you can drag and drop files to/from the shared folder.
  • Manually: Select finder, and click Go > Connect to Server (Shortcut for this is Command+K). Type in the prefix smb:// followed by the ip address or hostname of the windows machine. For example: smb:// or smb://MyPC
Using Mac OS X as the host
  1. File sharing first needs to be enabled on the Mac machine. To do this, go to System Preferences, and click on the Sharing category. OSX has a multitude of ways to serve files, but right now we are just concerned with sharing for windows. Click the check box next to “File Sharing”. Then, click the options button, and check the box next to “Share files and folders using SMB (Windows)”
  2. Next, make note of the address (IP or hostname) of the Mac. It will be listed at the top of the sharing window.
  3. Finally, we need to connect to the Mac machine from windows. Go to Start > Run (in Windows XP), or use the Quick Search bar (in Vista/Windows 7), and type in \\ followed by the address of the Mac. For example: \\ or \\MyMac

Renew the IP address for my computer  
If you have configured your computer to Obtain an IP address automatically, sometimes such as after you change the IP address of your router,  you need renew the IP address of your computer to access the network/router. or if your PC have been stuck somewhere and it doesn’t worked properly.
For Windows 2000 & Windows 2003 & Windows XP, windows 7, windows 8 and windows 10
Step 1
Click Start->Run, type cmd and press Enter. or you can write directly
Step 2
Type ipconfig /release at the prompt window, press Enter, it will release the current IP configuration.
Step 3
Type ipconfig /renew at the prompt window, press Enter, wait for a while, the DHCP server will assign a new IP address for your computer.
For Windows Vista& Windows 7
Step 1
Click Start on the task bar, type cmd into the search box and press Enter.
Step 2
Type ipconfig /renew at the prompt window, wait for a while, the DHCP server will assign a new IP address for your computer.

Learn and Teach, Virtualization
Install Win Server 2012 by VirtualBox or VMware

Download Windows Server 2012 R2 VHD and Run It on VirtualBox or VMware Workstation

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Do you want to try Windows server 2012 R2 VHD on VirtualBox or VMware?, this guide is for you. Using pre installed virtual hard disks always ease our job by avoiding ISO download, installation and configuration. You can find out more information about download link of Windows 2012 R2 server VHD and how to attach it to VirtualBox or VMware in this guide.

R2 version has come up with several major changes. Hyper-V hypervisor has been improved well with few great features. They called that ‘Start Button is back’, but believe me, it’s not. The start menu/button icon is useless in this version. Install Win Server 2012 by VirtualBox or VMware   Each aspect of server functions have been improved significantly in 2012 R2. You can find out them all inMicrosoft Site here. If you want to know the included changes in Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V hypervisor, refer this nice presentation here.

Download Windows 2012 R2 VHD

1) You can download either server core or with GUI here at official evaluation center (Microsoft account it required). Download page 2) Extract the exe file you have downloaded. Since this is made for Hyper-v server to import directly, you will find more files and folders inside it. We need the VHD file only which resides inside ‘Virtual Hard Disks’ folder.

How to Run Windows Server 2012 R2 VHD on VirtualBox.

3) You must have latest version of VirtualBox. VirtualBox supports Windows 8.1 (2012 R2) from 4.2.16 version only. Better upgrade to latest version, otherwise you might get an error message says ‘Your PC needs to restart’ in black screen. 4) Create a new virtual machine. Select Windows 2012(64bit) as client OS. Instead of creating new hard disk, select existing virtual hard drive option. Browse the extracted VHD file which is located inside ‘Virtual Hard Disks’ folder. 2012 R2 VM in Virtualbox 5) There should not be any issue once you have started virtual machine. Administrator password is R2Preview! , as of now. You could find more information here from Microsoft site. Here is the working virtual machine on VirtualBox. working 2012 R2 on VirtualBox

How to Use Windows Server 2012 R2 VHD in VMware Workstation.

6) VMware workstation or VM Player do not support VHD disk files for direct import. Therefore, VHD file needs to converted to VMDK format. There are few free tools available for this purpose in Windows OS platform. WinImage is a tool (free for 30 days) can be used to convert VHD to VMDK in Windows 8 or 7. Also, StarWind’s V2V converter is available for free after registration. Download WinImage here. It’s a small application. From Disk menu select ‘Convert Virtual Hard Disk image’. Browse the VHD file you need to convert and select default option in next screen to make fixed size volume. WinImage converter In the saving dialogue box, select VMDK file format from drop down and press save. This will start the conversion process of VHD to VMDK. save as vmdk If you want to know more about how to use WinImage for this process, refer this guide. 7) Once the disk has been converted successfully, create a new virtual machine in VMware workstation. Select ‘I will install OS later’ option because we are not going to install OS. Os later 8.)  Select Windows Server 2012 as guest OS. Windows 2012 server guest os in vmware 9) Once the new VM is created successfully, follow below step to delete default vmdk file. removed vmdk file After deleting, let’s attach our Windows server 2012 R2 VMDK file which was converted from original VHD. Press Add and select hard drive. Make sure to select existing disk option as shown below. existing disk option Browse and attach the converted 2012 R2 VMDK file. attached vmdk 10) You can modify other hardware settings ( such as RAM and processor cores) if you wish. Then power on the virtual machine. I’m sure it will start smoothly. VMware tools for Windows 2012 R2 also works fine in VMware workstation 10. I could able to install and use few extra features such as full screen, unity mode and improved display performance. windows server 2012 R2 VHD on Vmware By using this method, you can use same VMDK (which converted from original Windows server 2012 R2 VHD) on VMware ESXi or vSphere hypervisor hosts. Share your experience about these steps to install and run Windows server 2012 R2 VHD on VirtualBox or VMware workstation.  

General, Learn and Teach, Operation System, Technology
How do you install fonts on your Mac Fonts can be installed in several folders in OS X, but we recommend that you do the following:
  • Close any open applications. Newly installed fonts may not appear in your menu if you ignore this step.
  • Drag and drop the unzipped fonts into the Fonts folder in your user’s Library folder found here: /Users/Your_Username_Here/Library/Fonts.
  • Note: As of OS Lion, the library folder is hidden from users unless you hold down the Alt/Option key while clicking on the “Go” menu in Finder.
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  • Double click the font file and fontbook will open a preview of the font.
  • Click “install font” at the bottom of the preview.
  How do you install fonts on your Mac


What is Cisco Packet Tracer ?

Cisco Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulator that can be utilized in training for CCNATM and CCNP TM certification exam by allowing students to create networks with an almost unlimited number of devices and to experience troubleshooting without having to buy real CiscoTM routers or switches.

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  يتيح لك البرنامج إمكانية عمل شبكات داخليه قبل الشروع بالمشروع وتطبيق ما تم التخطيط له لتفعيله في ارض الواقع   برنامج Packet Tracer النسخة رقم 6.1.1 لنظام التشغيل Windows الخاصة للطلاب بإمكانك تحميل النسخة عبر الروابط التالية ادناه إضغط هنا   أو مع الدروس الإضافية إضغط هنا
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في السابق من كان يستخدم نظام تشغيل ما، لا يستطيع استخدام نظام آخر إلا بجهاز آخر. ولكن مع التطور في عالم البرمجيات الكبير، اصبح بإمكان المستخدم تسطيب عده أنظمة في جهاز واحد عبر برامج “virtual machine” او النظام الوهمي او الظاهري، ومن الأمثلة على هذه البرامج:
أو بعمل تقسيم للقرص الصلب “Hard Disk solid” ليتمكن المستخدم من تسطيب النظام الآخر عليه او عن طريق استخدام “bootcamp” في اجهزة “الماك” بإمكان المستخدم العمل بنظام التشغيل “وندوز”. ومن جهة أخرى فعالم البرمجيات واسع حيث تم التوصل إلى تشغيل البرامج الخاصة التي تعمل في أنظمة تشغيل واحدة إلى تشغيلها بالأخرى بواسطة برامج خاصة تتيح لك المجال لتشغيل البرامج دون الحاجة إلى تسطيب أنظمة تشغيل عالية الكلفة. فبإمكانك اليوم استخدام البرامج ادناه لتتمكن من العمل على البرامج التي ترغب بها ولا تتوفر في انظمة تشغيل أخرى. المثال التالي يعمل على نظام “الماك” لشتغيل برامج “وندوز”، باستخدام هذه البرامج ستوفر المال والجهد والوقت والمساحة لجهازك واستخدامك. 
سيتم شرح تنزيل احد البرامج التي تم ذكرها سلفا في تدوينة اخرى.بإمكانك تحميل البرامج من الموقع الرسمي بالضغط على من الروابط بالأعلى 
بإمكانك تحميل احد تلك البرامج من الرابط التالية كل برنامج على حدة:  برنامج CrossOver
برنامج PlayOnMac برنامج WinHQ 
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