After upgrading Citrix Hypervisor 8.0.0 to 8.1.0, all ISO CIFS SR became inaccessible. The CIFS shares are held by our Samba server and they are available read-only without any authentication. Adding a new ISO CIFS SR manually revealed that the username must be specified as \ (blackslash), indicating no domain name and no username. No […]

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Last month I created two Windows 10 1909 images for a Dell Precision 5540, one image for “naked” Windows 10 including all drivers, and another image complete with all our usual software. That laptop came with BIOS version 1.3.3, which was upgraded to 1.4.0 before any of the images were captured.

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Today, I received a brand new Dell Precision 5530 running boot firmware 1.8.1 to be handed out to a colleague. The first attempt at booting off an USB memory stick didn’t look promising as I never saw an entry for the stick in the F12 boot menu.

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