How do I take an OS from Hyper-V and upload it into the K2000?
Thanks for any advice and help on this.
I use a virtual machine to make a new base install. What I do is get a newly install os with all updates and then save the machine state. then I run sysprep and capture it with the dell boot cd. If you want to make a cd out of it you can use the Microsoft tools to create a wim file of it then throw that on a normal cd replacing the install.wim.
Then what I do is just restore the vm to that state add any new patches and recapture.
I am hoping in a future update they can make it possible to copy post install tasks between images so updating the base would be even faster.
The basic concept is like this
We also like using scripted installs, which rely on Windows installation media to create a fresh install on each machine. The only way we've found to keep up to date is by slipstreaming Windows installation media with all of the available Windows updates and replace the media with newly slipstreamed media from time to time. For details on how to slipstream your installation media, please have a look at the following Google search (example is for Win7 - adjust as needed): https://www.google.com/#q=slipstream+windows+7