I’ve created a small executable that takes the work out of setting the java environment variable that some people struggle with. It was created using bat2exe and makes life simple if you just want Java to work from the command line. Get it here.
Installing a clean Windows Server 2003 on a headless (no video out) system is not a simple task. I would not recommend attempting this without having either a lot of experience with OS deployment or a lot of patience and desire to learn. There are generally two ways to do this on the EX47x series: … Read more
Last week I demonstrated how to create a custom Microsoft Windows XP setup ISO optimized for installation in a virtual machine environment using nLite (The how-to can be found here.). We started with an approximate 500 MB ISO and removed components/services using the nLite utility and pared that down to less than 80 MB. This week I’ll … Read more
Coming soon (possibly tomorrow depending on how motivated I get)…I’ll publish instructions on how to create a barebones installation of Windows XP for installation inside a VM. Why, do you ask? Well, as you know a default install of XP can top a couple gigs and the boot is not terribly quick. My optimized XP … Read more