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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Advanced Deployment by Martyn Coupland

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Using images in virtual environments

Starting with Configuration Manager 2012 R2, the ability has been added to create virtual images; once they have been created, these can then be uploaded to the library server in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), which is also part of System Center used for managing virtualized server environments.

Before you begin, a number of prerequisites should be met, which are as follows:

  • You must use one of the following operating systems to manage the images:
    • Windows 8.1 x64
    • Windows 8 x64
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Virtualization must be enabled in the BIOS so Hyper-V can be installed; you should also install the Hyper-V management tools

Once the preceding prerequisites are in place, you are ...

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