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Enabling Surface Laptop keyboard during MDT deployment

Enabling Surface Laptop keyboard during MDT deployment

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Hi, my name is Scott McArthur and I am Supportability PM with commercial Surface. Today’s blog will discuss how to enable the keyboard on the new Surface Laptop during a Microsoft Deployment Toolkit deployment. The information in this blog could ... continue reading

Deploy Windows from USB drive to Surface Studio

Hi, my name is Scott McArthur and I am Supportability Program Manager in Surface. Today I am going discuss two scenarios involving deploying Windows 10 to Surface Studio. Today if you don’t follow the steps outlined below you will see ... continue reading
Deploy Surface Studio using MDT

Deploy Surface Studio using MDT

Hi, my name is Scott McArthur and I am Supportability Program Manager in Surface. Today I am going to walk through deploying Windows 10 Enterprise Version 1703(Creators Update) to a Surface Studio using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8443. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit ... continue reading
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Getting VM Memory Usage and Demand Programmatically

A couple of people have recently asked me how to get virtual machine memory usage and memory demand programmatically.  What I am referring to is the information that we display here in Hyper-V Manager: I have blogged about this in ... continue reading

Known Lock Screen issues with Creator’s Update (1703)

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One of our regular contributors, Kim Johnson, has written a blog titled “Known Lock Screen issues with Creator’s Update (1703)“. You can read the blog here ... continue reading
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Using Hyper-V Resource Pools to ease migration between different configurations

Today I was asked about the following configuration: A user has a stretched Hyper-V cluster running between two datacenters. This stretched cluster is sitting on top of replicated storage. However, the storage appears in a different location on either side ... continue reading

Performance Tuning Windows Server 2016

While we were working on developing Windows Server 2016 – we had a team dedicated to testing the many aspects of the performance of Windows. We rely heavily on this team to make sure that we are continuously improving our ... continue reading

Editing a .VMCX file

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In Windows Server 2016 we moved from using .XML for our virtual machine configuration files to using a binary format – that we call .VMCX. There are many benefits to this – but one of the downsides is that it ... continue reading

Uninstalling and reinstalling the Windows 2012R2 Failover Clustering feature

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In some cases, it may be necessary to uninstall and reinstall the Windows Failover Clustering feature on a server that is currently a member of a Failover Cluster. This can be done via either Server Manager, or PowerShell. Below are ... continue reading
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