How can I install Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to a virtual hard disk (VHD) file?

 Many of my students asked how to create a “Windows VHD ” in order to use the boot from VHD feature in Winows 7, after some searching, I found the following steps: Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 add the ability for an OS to be installed onto a virtual hard disk (VHD) file to boot physical hardware. To do this, perform the following steps: Boot from the Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 media. Select language options and click Next. At the Install Now screen, press Shift and F10 simultaneously to open a command prompt window. You’ll partition the … Continue reading How can I install Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to a virtual hard disk (VHD) file?

How to Apply Local Policies to all Users Except Administrators on Windows XP in a Workgroup Setting

How to Apply Local Policies to all Users Except Administrators on Windows XP in a Workgroup Setting SUMMARY This article describes how to apply local policies to all users, except administrators, on a Windows 2000-based computer that is in a workgroup setting. MORE INFORMATION When you use either a Windows XP Professional-based or Windows XP Server-based computer in a workgroup setting (not a domain), you may need to implement local policies on that computer that can apply to all users of that computer, but not to administrators. This exception enables the administrator to have unlimited access and control of the … Continue reading How to Apply Local Policies to all Users Except Administrators on Windows XP in a Workgroup Setting