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Microsoft Windows Templates (DigitalOcean, Kimsufi, OVH, Online.net, etc.)

Microsoft Windows Templates (DigitalOcean, Kimsufi, OVH, Online.net, etc.)

ihadpihadp Member
edited March 20 in General

Hi Guys,

As many of you are aware, I have been building templates allowing Microsoft Windows to be easily installed onto servers from DigitalOcean, Kimsufi, OVH, Online.net, etc. and making them available via my website: www.whatuptime.com.

Unfortunately I haven't had much time as of late to dedicate to expanding template compatibility nor write new tutorials for additional server providers.

Over the coming weeks I should have more time which I can dedicate to the templates, however before I kick everything back into gear I would like to get feedback from everyone.

So...

Where would you like me to concentrate my efforts in the coming weeks?

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Presently my templates are known to support the following.

  • DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Kimsufi
  • OVH (Dedicated Servers + SSD VPS)
  • Online.net (Personal Range + All other Dedicated Servers)
  • Vultr
  • Intel based Dedicated Servers (Should work on all Intel CPU dedicated servers with DHCP IP addressing or KVM access to assign IP after Windows is installed)

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Before anyone asks...no, Scaleway cannot be supported at this time due to all their servers booting the kernel off the network as opposed to the local drive.

www.whatuptime.com
Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

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  • sanvitsanvit Member

    Adding support for Linode/RamNode will be great :)

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  • ZealZeal Member

    1 Can you do arubacloud please? I would definitely support it.

    2 Contabo has a rescue system, would I use online net method? Though no one is ever happy about them. :(

    3 What about ikoula and netcup?

    Nice work so far.

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  • ihadpihadp Member

    @sanvit said: Adding support for Linode/RamNode will be great :)

    Linode should be possible already, however I haven't ever tried to confirm.

    The only issue I see with Linode is at least a portion of their servers are Xen powered which I don't have any plans to even attempt to expand compatibility to include. The templates should already work on their KVM powered systems; only real question is if they have a rescue mode.

    RamNode...hmmm

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

  • ZealZeal Member
    edited March 20

    I do know scale way works with proxmox and windows on inside, excluding their aram. Then, you could setup something like hamachi to rdp. Scaleways pricing really be good though.

  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider

    RamNode has Windows templates for their VPS, plus I'm almost certain you can request an ISO to be mounted anyways, not sure the point, unless I'm missing something.

    ExtraVM - DDoS Protected VPS - US, CA, FR, SNG

  • ihadpihadp Member
    edited March 20

    @Zeal said:

    1 Can you do arubacloud please? I would definitely support it.

    2 Contabo has a rescue system, would I use online net method? Though no one is ever happy about them. :(

    3 What about ikoula and netcup?

    Nice work so far.

    Aruba Cloud - Possible, however as they are VMWare powered they would need their own set of templates. I also haven't touched VMWare in years so that would be something I would have to get back into and find a spare server to install it on.

    Contabo - As long as they have a rescue mode you should be able to use the templates from my Online.net guide, however I have no experience with them so I cannot say for certain.

    Ikoula - Will add it to the list, but they should already be supported on their dedicated servers as long as they have a rescue mode.

    Netcup - No idea.

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

  • ihadpihadp Member

    @Zeal said: I do know scale way works with proxmox and windows on inside, excluding their aram. Then, you could setup something like hamachi to rdp. Scaleways pricing really be good though.

    Doesn't Proxmox run its own kernel?

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

  • ihadpihadp Member
    edited March 20

    @MikeA said: RamNode has Windows templates for their VPS, plus I'm almost certain you can request an ISO to be mounted anyways, not sure the point, unless I'm missing something.

    In that case I wouldn't likely spend time to support them specifically. As long as they have a rescue mode/boot live linux ISO and are KVM based you can already use the templates from my DigitalOcean guide.

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

  • saibalsaibal Member

    Zeal said: 3 What about ikoula and netcup?

    Netcup officially supports Windows installs: https://www.netcup-wiki.de/wiki/Windows_Installation

  • TarZZ92TarZZ92 Member
    edited March 21

    to get templates working on contabo requires some quite custom work. ( i have already done this)

    I AM BACK :) Working Windows Server 2012 R2 on 6GB! Beat that!

  • ihadpihadp Member

    @TarZZ92 said: to get templates working on contabo requires some quite custom work. ( i have already done this)

    Link to more info by chance?

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

  • TarZZ92TarZZ92 Member
    edited March 21

    IHaveADarkPassenger said: Link to more info by chance?

    it's my personal templates.

    basically u gotta inject the virtio + and configure the lan properly.

    and sometimes edit the CPU type on the template (nehalem) this only happens on the i7 nodes though, had no such issue on the E5 one.

    I AM BACK :) Working Windows Server 2012 R2 on 6GB! Beat that!

  • ihadpihadp Member

    @TarZZ92 said:

    IHaveADarkPassenger said: Link to more info by chance?

    it's my personal templates.

    basically u gotta inject the virtio + and configure the lan properly.

    and sometimes edit the CPU type on the template (nehalem) this only happens on the i7 nodes though, had no such issue on the E5 one.

    VirtIO drivers already exist in the templates, so that should be a non-issue there.

    As to the LAN, would you mind elaborating more?

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

  • TarZZ92TarZZ92 Member
    edited March 21

    IHaveADarkPassenger said: As to the LAN, would you mind elaborating more?

    Sometimes it wont boot (the network wont work) on the virtio one ( don't ask me why) i just install both of them/

    I AM BACK :) Working Windows Server 2012 R2 on 6GB! Beat that!

  • HadrielHadriel Member

    zetservers.com maybe?

  • ihadpihadp Member

    @Hadriel said: zetservers.com maybe?

    Unfortunately not, they are a Xen based provider.

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

  • ZealZeal Member

    @TarZZ92 said: to get templates working on contabo requires some quite custom work. ( i have already done this)

    Yeah, contabo would be great.

  • HadrielHadriel Member

    @IHaveADarkPassenger said:

    @Hadriel said: zetservers.com maybe?

    Unfortunately not, they are a Xen based provider.

    Bummer. Netherlands based is what I was looking for. Maybe i3d servers?

  • ihadpihadp Member

    @Hadriel said:

    @IHaveADarkPassenger said:

    @Hadriel said: zetservers.com maybe?

    Unfortunately not, they are a Xen based provider.

    Bummer. Netherlands based is what I was looking for. Maybe i3d servers? @Hadriel said:

    @IHaveADarkPassenger said:

    @Hadriel said: zetservers.com maybe?

    Unfortunately not, they are a Xen based provider.

    Bummer. Netherlands based is what I was looking for. Maybe i3d servers?

    Damn, their Cloud is expensive.

    Will look more into them, their dedicated servers should already work.

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

  • HadrielHadriel Member

    Oh don't do cloud if you think dedicated works. What about world stream?

  • ihadpihadp Member

    @Hadriel said: Oh don't do cloud if you think dedicated works. What about world stream?

    They are just regular dedicated servers, templates should already work.

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

  • windytime90windytime90 Member
    edited March 21

    I can even install Windows on all kvm vps without asking for mounting iso image (much easier and faster). Xen is also supported. Pm me.

  • HxxxHxxx Member

    I would advise against using any customized windows templates. Perfect opportunity to get pwn/hacked.

  • 》》www.whatuptime.com While browsing ur article, it request donation, how much is enough ?

  • WHTWHT Member

    on https://joodle.nl seems easier.

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  • taro222taro222 Member

    Is nobody going to mention that the templates require a donation?

  • jenkkijenkki Member

    IHaveADarkPassenger said: Can you do arubacloud please?

    They already have Windows but for additional fee. Guess they will not allow install own Windows on their VPS at all.

  • ihadpihadp Member
    edited March 21

    @jameshsi said: 》》www.whatuptime.com While browsing ur article, it request donation, how much is enough ?

    It's $5 USD.

    All donations go to cover the servers, bandwidth, etc. that are required to both make the templates and release them for download.

    @WHT said: on https://joodle.nl seems easier.

    Would you mind elaborating? Anything I can do to make things easier is very much of interest to me.

    @taro222 said: Is nobody going to mention that the templates require a donation?

    What about it?

    @Hxxx said: I would advise against using any customized windows templates. Perfect opportunity to get pwn/hacked.

    This is a good point, however I can assure you I am not doing anything "funny" to the Windows installation nor adding anything that isn't necessary to enable the installation to work.

    Feel free to download a template and scour it.

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

  • myhkenmyhken Member

    You say it's a donation, but you actually do sell a service. I understand that it's lot of work creating templates for all these hosts, and maintaining the templates. And to pay the bills. But just be honest about it, and just charge what ever amount for each template. (or each download?)

    Of course, it's a little dilemma charging people for free Microsoft images.

    Personally I'm for helping people on LET out with free templates. But of course, I do not create templates for every host out there like you, so I do not use much time on this. And I use my idle bandwidth on some of my VPSs and servers. I understand that it's a huge demand for this, for just the last month people has downloaded 1TB from my servers.

    So good luck to you.

    Kenneth Myhre WindowsTemplate.com - free Windows templates for OVH/Hetzner/Kimsufi/Online.net

    Powered by Hetzner.com, backed up by OVH, Kimsufi and VULTR.com

  • ihadpihadp Member

    @myhken said: You say it's a donation, but you actually do sell a service. I understand that it's lot of work creating templates for all these hosts, and maintaining the templates. And to pay the bills. But just be honest about it, and just charge what ever amount for each template. (or each download?)

    Of course, it's a little dilemma charging people for free Microsoft images.

    Personally I'm for helping people on LET out with free templates. But of course, I do not create templates for every host out there like you, so I do not use much time on this. And I use my idle bandwidth on some of my VPSs and servers. I understand that it's a huge demand for this, for just the last month people has downloaded 1TB from my servers.

    So good luck to you.

    I appreciate your feedback, I really do.

    The donation system in place on my website is a new addition; one driven out of necessity due to the volume of downloads and increasing costs of leasing servers (hourly & monthly) for use in making the templates themselves.

    Prior to me adding the donation system I was delivering over 1TB of template downloads each day. As the demand grew I really only had two choices, shut down the downloads or drive enough money to cover the growing costs...I opted for covering the costs.

    Leasing cloud & dedicated servers to perform testing is also adding up, especially since a number of the vendors I have been testing/using have kinda steep setup fees.

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

    Thanked by 1WSS
  • myhkenmyhken Member

    Wow 1TB per day...yea, not a real option to offer that for free.

    And yes, it's cost money to buy servers to test on.

    For my part, people just have to accept slow download speeds (100mbit) if they want my two templates for free. If not, they know their options.

    Kenneth Myhre WindowsTemplate.com - free Windows templates for OVH/Hetzner/Kimsufi/Online.net

    Powered by Hetzner.com, backed up by OVH, Kimsufi and VULTR.com

  • ZealZeal Member

    @myhken said: You say it's a donation, but you actually do sell a service. I understand that it's lot of work creating templates for all these hosts, and maintaining the templates. And to pay the bills. But just be honest about it, and just charge what ever amount for each template. (or each download?)

    Of course, it's a little dilemma charging people for free Microsoft images.

    Personally I'm for helping people on LET out with free templates. But of course, I do not create templates for every host out there like you, so I do not use much time on this. And I use my idle bandwidth on some of my VPSs and servers. I understand that it's a huge demand for this, for just the last month people has downloaded 1TB from my servers.

    So good luck to you.

    I think the donation is a great choice and reasonable.

  • ihadpihadp Member

    @myhken said: Wow 1TB per day...yea, not a real option to offer that for free.

    And yes, it's cost money to buy servers to test on.

    For my part, people just have to accept slow download speeds (100mbit) if they want my two templates for free. If not, they know their options.

    Yeah, it kind of got out of hand on me.

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

  • IHaveADarkPassenger said: no, Scaleway cannot be supported at this time due to all their servers booting the kernel off the network

    Do you get IPMI access or KVM, etc? if so you could get around that, if not then nvm

  • Also do your templates have the RedHat KVM drivers integrated as well? That would allow them to work on ANY KVM-based VPS such as OVH's VPS 2015/16 range and more

  • Also do your templates have the RedHat KVM drivers integrated as well? That would allow them to work on ANY KVM-based VPS such as OVH's VPS 2015/16 range and more

  • ethancedrikethancedrik Member
    edited March 23

    IHaveADarkPassenger said: @myhken said: Wow 1TB per day...yea, not a real option to offer that for free.

    And yes, it's cost money to buy servers to test on.

    For my part, people just have to accept slow download speeds (100mbit) if they want my two templates for free. If not, they know their options.

    I had over 25TB of downloads on my templates, I did use a $3 OVH VPS and the 100GB FTP/NFS backup storage so it was limited at 100mbps, OVH's unlimited bandwidth is so nice

  • myhkenmyhken Member

    ethancedrik said: I had over 25TB of downloads on my templates, I did use a $3 OVH VPS and the 100GB FTP/NFS backup storage so it was limited at 100mbps, OVH's unlimited bandwidth is so nice

    Can I ask why you stopped offering templates? (if you did stop)

    Kenneth Myhre WindowsTemplate.com - free Windows templates for OVH/Hetzner/Kimsufi/Online.net

    Powered by Hetzner.com, backed up by OVH, Kimsufi and VULTR.com

  • ihadpihadp Member

    @ethancedrik said: Also do your templates have the RedHat KVM drivers integrated as well? That would allow them to work on ANY KVM-based VPS such as OVH's VPS 2015/16 range and more

    Yes, the templates in the DigitalOcean guide include the VirtIO drivers and confirmed working on OVH SSD VPS product line.

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

  • IkoulaIkoula Provider

    IHaveADarkPassenger said: Ikoula - Will add it to the list, but they should already be supported on their dedicated servers as long as they have a rescue mode.

    Yes we have

    Thomas - Community manager - ikoula.com

    hyperv vps /-/ xen cloud vm /-/ dedicated servers

  • ihadpihadp Member

    @Ikoula said:

    IHaveADarkPassenger said: Ikoula - Will add it to the list, but they should already be supported on their dedicated servers as long as they have a rescue mode.

    Yes we have

    Feel free to donate a server to me so I can create a guide :P

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

  • WSSWSS Member

    @IHaveADarkPassenger said: Feel free to donate a server to me so I can create a guide :P

    Considering there really isn't a provider who wants people running stuff they didn't initially offer- I can't see anything but adulations from them for offering such a service.

    Right up there with "Let me test your network to see if it's fast enough for shoe proxies Linux ISOs.

    If you want anything.. too bad. Deal with your own problems, like adults. - Ron Swanson

  • IkoulaIkoula Provider

    WSS said: Considering there really isn't a provider who wants people running stuff they didn't initially offer- I can't see anything but adulations from them for offering such a service.

    In fact it can happens, i answered because i am interested. On some promos we offered there was only one OS available some people on LET found a way to install their OS (like using dd etc..) but if someone wants to work on this to make it easier i might give him a hand.

    IHaveADarkPassenger said: Feel free to donate a server to me so I can create a guide :P

    We can consider your request if you follow the "official way", would you mind create a customer account and fill the form https://www.ikoula.com/en/ikoula-supports-your-projects ?

    Thomas - Community manager - ikoula.com

    hyperv vps /-/ xen cloud vm /-/ dedicated servers

  • myhkenmyhken Member

    IHaveADarkPassenger said: Yes, the templates in the DigitalOcean guide include the VirtIO drivers and confirmed working on OVH SSD VPS product line.

    Hello, I tried your Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter template that I paid $5 for on my OVH SSD VPS 3 server, and what ever I do, Windows Server will not start. I have tried every repair option there is, and I only get:

    Kenneth Myhre WindowsTemplate.com - free Windows templates for OVH/Hetzner/Kimsufi/Online.net

    Powered by Hetzner.com, backed up by OVH, Kimsufi and VULTR.com

  • ihadpihadp Member
    edited March 23

    @myhken said:

    IHaveADarkPassenger said: Yes, the templates in the DigitalOcean guide include the VirtIO drivers and confirmed working on OVH SSD VPS product line.

    Hello, I tried your Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter template that I paid $5 for on my OVH SSD VPS 3 server, and what ever I do, Windows Server will not start. I have tried every repair option there is, and I only get:

    Please create a thread in the forums on www.whatuptime.com providing the details from the sticky post.

    www.whatuptime.com
    Microsoft Windows Templates for Online.net, Kimsufi, DigitalOcean, OVH, Vultr & Much More!

    Thanked by 1myhken
  • @IHaveADarkPassenger said: Before anyone asks...no, Scaleway cannot be supported at this time due to all their servers booting the kernel off the network as opposed to the local drive.

    Hint, hint: https://github.com/moul/scaleway-ipxe

  • @myhken said:

    IHaveADarkPassenger said: Yes, the templates in the DigitalOcean guide include the VirtIO drivers and confirmed working on OVH SSD VPS product line.

    Hello, I tried your Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter template that I paid $5 for on my OVH SSD VPS 3 server, and what ever I do, Windows Server will not start. I have tried every repair option there is, and I only get:

    I actually got this on my own templates, OVH also changed /vda and /vdb to /sda and /sdb in the newly ordered VPSs (old renewed ones still are vda and vdb) so that may be why, I'm working on remaking my own 2012 R2 template just to get that working on one

  • @myhken said:

    ethancedrik said: I had over 25TB of downloads on my templates, I did use a $3 OVH VPS and the 100GB FTP/NFS backup storage so it was limited at 100mbps, OVH's unlimited bandwidth is so nice

    Can I ask why you stopped offering templates? (if you did stop)

    I still do via their old links, I have been meaning to update them as a lot of people have reported the 2016 one as not working (default login says incorrect), but I haven't gotten around to fixing them and adding some newly requested ones like Hyper-V server. I will probably make a new thread with all the links, etc when I get the time.

    Thanked by 1myhken
  • myhkenmyhken Member

    ethancedrik said: OVH also changed /vda and /vdb to /sda and /sdb in the newly ordered VPSs (old renewed ones still are vda and vdb) so that may be why

    I use the following ending when downloading the templates on the OVH VPS: dd of=/dev/sdb but it do still not work. I have tried both Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016.

    I have also updated my own template with all virtio drivers for 2012R2, but it do not work either.

    Kenneth Myhre WindowsTemplate.com - free Windows templates for OVH/Hetzner/Kimsufi/Online.net

    Powered by Hetzner.com, backed up by OVH, Kimsufi and VULTR.com

  • ZealZeal Member

    How do you know to use /vda, /vdb, /sda, or /sdb

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