The most common cause of a machine image failing in WDS is that the machine naming process is not configured correctly. You may get the dreaded ‘Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file’ error when you are 100% certain that your answer file is in fact valid and works on some machines but not others.
Your Active Directory Domain Controller has failed and it held FSMO or Flexible Single Master of Operations roles.
I’m certain that any System Administrator you ask will have been here at some point in their career. A Domain Controller has failed and is beyond repair, we have a backup domain controller or built a new one but now need to transfer the FSMO roles over. This is how you do it:
This is a pretty simple one, for those of you that have a volume licence subscription or other method of downloading Microsoft .iso files with complete installers on them – this is how to make a bootable USB flash drive from them.
For this post I thought I’d run through a project I did to setup System Center Operations manager for a client. It was a steep learning curve at first but once you get to grips with it SCOM 2012 is one of the most powerful monitoring systems out there.
Microsoft Loves Linux?
If using Linux within your Microsoft operating system has been something that you have always dreamed of then you may be pleased with this feature. Microsoft has made a number of Linux distros available within the Windows store that enable you to use a bash terminal window.