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I fucking hate Microsoft. I fucking HATE it.

I'm supposed to be setting up a Hyper-V VDI environment on a Windows Server 2019 instance. I got all RDS roles installed, but can't see any fucking templates to make a collection out of.

I don't think that the RDVH role got installed correctly because it can't communicate properly with the RDCB, but both roles are installed on the SAME SERVER. I get stupid and unhelpful errors like "Error: 0: ScenarioBasedDeployment: Job Finished for Cmdlet" and when I tried to create a Quick Start Deployment: "QuickVMCollection: Provisioning job failed. Reason: ". Yeah, I typed that correctly. No reason listed.

I reach out on Technet, and I'm told that I need to contact Microsoft Support directly because my problem is beyond the scope of the forum.

I try contacting Microsoft Support, and they want to charge $499 for a one-time helping fee.

My company does not want to spend any money, and we do not already have support services.

I'm supposed to have VDI set up and working by Friday.

Fuck YOU.

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  • 2
    Why compagnies are pushing for VDI ? Like in general. I only can see downsides. Maybe for large companies ? Like more than 300 employees.

    For Hyper-V, I only used it for small VMs, worked well.

    As for 500$ fee, it seems very reasonable as it’s task based and not hour based. We are charging 200$/H for support on our platform.
  • 5
    Using Windows Server doesn't just imply that you're willing to pay $300 per metal once. It implies that you're willing to pay over and over and over again, because you're using enterprise level proprietary software and because standard level support doesn't include enterprise level software. And yes, enterprise level support isn't cheap. But hey, nobody knows the code but Microsoft, so they can put any bill they like on support services. To be honest, I think they earn more with Windows Server support than with Azure. Guess why good sysadmins start at 6 figures.
  • 1
    @Lor-inc Yes, clearly.
    We had a database problem on Azure (Mostly it was our own faulty configuration).
    About 25-30 emails exchanges to resolve issue, diagnostic etc. We paid 0$.
    I like Azure team (Mostly).
  • 0
    What are the VDI's for? Desktops?
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