Create a Personal Forensics Lab Part 5: The Windows 7 Workstations

By this the fifth instalment of the ‘build your own lab’ series, the lab already resembles this network diagram (or should, anyway): As the title suggests, it’s time to install the Windows 7 workstation(s). Workstation Configuration During the installation, Windows asks for a user name and a Computer Name. Enter these to save a step […]

Vultr and Virtio Part 2 – Creating Your Custom VM

At this point, you have already created your custom Windows ISO and are now ready to use said ISO to spin up a VM. Deploy Your Windows Server Login to your Vultr account From the Servers area, click Deploy New Server: Choose any server location you desire Under Server Type, select Upload ISO and then the ISO which you […]

Vultr and Virtio Part 1 – Creating a Custom Windows ISO

In the past, I’ve had difficulty creating Windows virtual machines with Vultr and other VPS providers which require the creation of a custom ISO that includes the virtio drivers. To remedy this, I decided to write a how-to on the process, so I’d be able to follow it again in the future. Hopefully, others will find […]