How to extract/unpack files from a .MSI file using command line

To extract files from a .msi file at the command line, type (example): msiexec /a “C:\Example\Example.msi” /qb TARGETDIR=”C:\Example\TargetDirectory” If the target folder doesn’t exists, it will be created for you. Good luck!

How to enable WiFi on Windows Server 2012

If you want to use WiFi on Windows Server (2012) you first need to install the “Wireless Lan Service” through the “Add Roles and Features” wizard. For more info and screenshots, please visit: Thanks Niall!

Project VRC: Microsoft Office 2013 needs 20% more VDI capacity

The independent research initiative Project Virtual Reality Check (VRC) released a new free white paper about the relative impact of Microsoft Office on the performance of VDI based user environments. The objective of this new white paper was to investigate and document the performance impact of Microsoft Office 2013 on VDI environments in comparison with […]

VM on Hyper-V Windows 8.1 doesn’t receive an IP address from external DHCP

I recently installed the Enterprise preview for Windows 8.1. I needed a corporate test machine so I installed hyper-v and created a new virtual machine to deploy with SCCM. Therefore i needed to boot from the network and created an external switch and mounted this to my network adapter. After adding a legacy network adapter […]

70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

After successfully passing the exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, I’m now MCSA for Windows Server 2012.  

70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012

Last friday I successfully passed the exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012. This exam counts towards “MCSA: Windows Server 2012”. Only one to go!

NSA Security Templates

NSA (the National Security Agency of the United States) has developed and distributed configuration guidance for operating systems. These guides are currently being used throughout the government and by numerous entities as a security baseline for their systems.

State of the VDI and SBC Union 2013

The goal of the survey executed by Project Virtual Reality Check is to share insights about usage, configuration and trends in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Server Based Computing industry, ‘the state of the VDI and SBC union’.

Custom answer file for New-RDVirtualDesktopCollection fails!

Hi there, Ever tried to create a Windows 8 VirtualDesktop collection (VDI) on Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services? Yes? And did you try to add a custom answer file to it? With PowerShell? If you answered the questions above with yes you probably find out that it’s not gonna work out of the box and […]

70-410: Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012

Last friday I successfully completed the exam 70-410: Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012. This exam counts towards “MCSA: Windows Server 2012” that I plan to achieve before the end of the year.

About Me

My name is Bart Scheltinga and I live in the Netherlands. I work as a Senior Citrix Administrator for Conclusion FIT.

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