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How to capture an image using BDD 2007 and ImageX

November 13, 2008

I was looking through some old notes and found this, hope this helps:

  1. PXE boot on the computer you wish to image.
  2. At the first prompt, choose the option “Exit to command Prompt.”
  3. Map a network drive to your distribution share and run ImageX. Example:
    1. net use x: \\bddserver\distribution
    2. cd x:\Tools\x86
    3. imagex /capture c: x:\Captures\ImageName.wim “Computer Image Description”

Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user…

October 24, 2008

Error Message:

\\x.x.x.x is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connections to the server or shared resource and try again.

I get this once in a while when working on files …

VMware ESXi: Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer (Windows XP)

October 23, 2008

Error Message:

Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

If you get this error when installing Windows XP in VMware ESXi, simply do the following:

  1. Download this floppy image which contains the VMware SCSI drivers: vmscsi-1204.flp
  2. Upload the floppy image to the datastore using the VI Client.
  3. Edit the virtual machine settings and select Floppy Drive 1, then choose the option on the right to “Use existing floppy …

Security Warning: “The publisher could not be verified”

October 20, 2008

Warning Message: 

The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?

I got this warning message last week while testing a group policy object to run a small program from a network drive when users log in to the domain.

After some googling, it turned out that this feature was added in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and it checks whether the program has a digital signature attached. …

How to encrypt HTTP traffic (and bypass most firewalls) using SSH Tunneling with PuTTY on Windows

September 4, 2008

I’ve been using SSH Tunneling for a while now mainly to encrypt HTTP traffic when using public wireless access points. I won’t go into detail here, just Google for “SSH Tunneling” if you need more information. I’m also gonna assume you already have an SSH Server set up.

  • Download PuTTY and save it to C:/.
  • Open notepad, type in the command below and save it as securetunnel.bat (Note: removeusername@ and -pw passwordif you prefer to …