VMware Horizon – Setup Windows 10 template – Install Windows

Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this session I will describe how I installed Windows 10 Build 1809.

After I finished creating my VM in my previous session, I’m now ready to install Windows. I have my ISO-file attached and power up the template. It immediately starts installing Windows

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I select regional settings to suite my nationality.

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I click “Install now”

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I select my preferred OS-version, in this LAB I choose Window 10 Pro

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I accept Terms, click Next

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I select “Custom: Install windows Only”

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I choose my one and only partition, Next

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The Windows installation starts

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When i arrive at the Basics-screen below, I press CTRL-SHIFT-F3 to enter Audit Mode

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In Windows, I click Cancel in the Sysprep dialogue box, and Yes to be discoverable.

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That concludes my session about how I installed Windows in my template. My next logical step will be customizing Windows, covered here: VMware Horizon View Setup Template – Customize Windows

 

Recommended reading:

VMware Tech Zone: Creating an Optimized Windows Image for a VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop

 

VMware Horizon View Setup Template

VMware Horizon View planning, deployment etc.

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.