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Installing Microsoft Windows onto DigitalOcean Droplet

Installing Microsoft Windows Operating System to DigitalOcean’s Droplet is impossible using conventional methods due to the inability to mount an installation ISO and lack of a KVM providing a virtual keyboard (ie. Send Ctrl + Alt + Del, etc.).

WhatUpTime have built special templates allowing Windows to be installed via DigitalOcean’s Recovery ISO; their Recovery ISO is available with all of their droplets, however you need to request it to be mounted via support ticket.

The guide below will walk you through the entire process, from beginning to end. Once you have reached the end of the guide your server will be successfully running Microsoft Windows Operating System.

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Manually run PSCONFIG after installing SharePoint 2010 patches

Patching SharePoint is a two-step process. The updated binaries are first installed and then psconfig must be run to update the SharePoint databases. SBS 2008 uses Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and updates automatically run PSconfig when installed via Automatic Updates or Windows Server Update Services. SharePoint Foundation 2010 changes the method in which patches are installed. PSconfig no longer runs automatically after an update is installed. The SharePoint binary files are updated with the patch but the databases are not automatically upgraded. SharePoint runs in a compatibility mode that still allows the sites to function with the older version databases.

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vBenchmark

Summary:
Have you ever wondered how to quantify the benefits of virtualization to your management? If so, please consider using vBenchmark.

 

 

 

 

 

vBenchmark measures the performance of a VMware virtualized infrastructure across three categories:

– Efficiency: for example, how much physical RAM are you saving by using virtualization?
– Operational Agility: for example, how much time do you take on average to provision a VM?
– Quality of Service: for example, how much downtime do you avoid by using availability features?

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How to install Windows 8 on VMware Fusion

 

Now that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available to the public, people want to test, use and play around with Microsofts new and shiny OS (Metro-Style). I have made a simple step-by-step guide on how to install it on a Mac running VMware Fusion. It’s quite easy, so let’s get on with it:

Prerequisite (with download links)
Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview

Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview (NEW!)

 

 

 

 

VMware Fusion 4

 

 

 

 

 

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