Windows Server 8 Beta is out, check this video to use existing windows laptop/desktop to build VHD bootable Windows server 8 Hyper-v Test lab without formatting existing OS. You will learn how to boot to Windows Server 8 Virtual Hard Disk (VHD)…

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Download: Install-WindowsImage PowerShell Script

Steps: Start powershell as administrator

Execute: Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

Execute: cd c:sources

Execute: .Install-WindowsImage.ps1 –WIM C:sourcesinstall.wim -Apply -Index 4 -Destination X:

Download and install: EasyBCD 2.1

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About Prakash

Prakash Heda works as Manager (Database Team) at SS&C Advent Software. His expertise includes Automation, Performance Tuning/Troubleshooting, high availability, SAN configuration and windows administration. He has 13+ years of experience managing enterprise-wide data needs in both high volume transactional and data warehouse environments. Prakash holds certifications for MCDBA and MCITP. His background includes administration & development using VB/ASP/SSIS using SQL Server 2000 to 2016. He is an active member of PASS, SQL Saturday. He’s a frequent presenter at user groups, SQL Saturdays, and other community events. He is also an avid tweeter, blogger and runner.