Microsofts new torrent-like Update methodology made it to release!  Default is on.
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Microsofts new torrent-like Update methodology made it to release! Default is on.

So I am not entirely sure of the details surrounding this “feature” but I and a few of my co-workers were surprised that this is even an option: I am interested in finding out the details behind how they handle this, but its super interesting to me that this peer-to-peer update method made its way to market. Apparently this P2P API has been part of Windows since XP but nothing used it.  So, there are a few questions that I...

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VMware tools in Windows 10 working on ESXi 5.5

Hey everyone – if you follow my blog you probably remember me mentioning the other day that I was unable to get the VMware tools to install for ESXi 5.5 in Windows 10 server.  I was using the conventional method of using Install/Upgrade VMware Tools from the “VM” menu, then the “Guest” option.  Here’s a link to that post. I was thinking today, “Hey, why don’t I try and install the tools...

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Update already for Windows 10 Server KB3001512

There’s already an update for Windows 10 Server Technical Preview: I’m trying to figure out specifically what they’ve updated already but I’ve seen it documented as a kernel update.  It requires a reboot of the...

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Windows 10 Server and VMware ESXi 5.5

So as could be expected, Windows 10 Server (Tech Preview) has no clue what to do with VMware tools when running VMware ESXi 5.5 which I guess is not entirely surprising.  Enabling the VMware tools installation results in a brief white window flicker and then nothing. There is no CD mounted in the guest OS so there’s not much that can be done.  The only issue with this, as you can see, is that there is an unrecognized ethernet...

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Windows 10 Tech Preview Datacenter only available as VHD

Interesting – not sure how I feel about this yet… but I think Microsoft understands why people use Windows Server Datacenter.  Most people do not use the Datacenter version on physical hardware because the whole point of the Datacenter version is that there’s unlimited licensing for virtual guests. So…  I guess they’re distributing it as a VHD (virtual hard drive) for this reason?  Or, perhaps it’s...

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