TOC: Virtual Machine (VM) Factory

This blog post pulls together all the blog posts that relate to the Visual Studio Virtual Machine Factory project. If you find anything we are not referencing and that should be on this page, then please contact us with the details.


Type Guidance and out-of-band solution
Codeplex Site
Blog Tag TFSVM

Rough(necks) Notes

Pointing up Get your hardhat … the Rangers VM Factory comes to life
Lightning Creating your own factory (Step by Step)
Clock Getting Started with your own factory (Checklist)


Filmstrip VM Factory Overview
Thumbs up “How to” session recordings
Filmstrip How VM Factory and Lab Management overlap
Filmstrip How Lab Management uses VM Factory

Kick-off and Status Posts


Virtualized Deployment of TFS | VSTS: Status Update 1

2 How is the automation going?
3 Who are the Leads?
4 Virtualization Guidance ships to Codeplex
5 What should be next?
6 Are we making a dent with the pro-active TFS, Visual Studio, Virtualization and ALM guidance?
7 Pro-Active Guidance: Virtualization Guidance: Part 2
8 Virtualisation Session #2, an event mixed with imagination, excitement and avid chalk&talking
9 Virtualization and VM Factory Guidance Refreshed!
10 Capacity Planning Poster – Refresh Posted
11 What’s changed and what’s coming?
12 Overview video and how-to slides posted
13 Lab Management and the VM Factory … a symbiotic relationship and what’s to come

Team Blogs Star

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our factory master … Paul Meyer

1 Would it not be great if I could install a Team Foundation Server environment with minimal intervention?
2 How easy is it to use it?
3 Consolidated questions on usage and implementation
4 What should future versions Virtualization Guidance cover?
5 Creating consistent VMs with minimal effort. Would you like to know more?
6 Problem: After booting from the WinPE ISO, MDT complains that it cannot reach the deployment share
7 Problem: Errors were reported after the execution of a task sequence

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