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Q&A Monday: Windows 8 Install on VmWare Issues

Q&A Monday: Windows 8 Install on VmWare Issues

Question: I just downloaded the Windows 8 Release Preview ISO from Microsoft's website, and when I went to load the ISO into VMWare, I get the following message: "Windows cannot read the <Productkey> setting from the unattended answer file" I am not using an answer file, so I am not sure what is causing this.  I have downloaded the [...]

Q&A Monday:How can I display computer information on my desktop?

Q&A Monday:How can I display computer information on my desktop?

Question: I was visiting another data center and while given a glimpse of their servers, I saw on the desktops of their server had their server information.  I've seen this at other companies, and with the large amount of physical and virtual servers I have in my data center, it would help me keep the server information viewable just by [...]

SysPrep Windows

SysPrep Windows

Every single time it comes to me setting up a bunch of servers in a cloned environment, I always need to sit down and try to remember how this works or end up searching the web for the answers that I am looking for. So enough it enough and I wanted to take the time today to get it on here, so I know exactly where to look. In case you haven't [...]

Virtualized Domain Controllers

I got a call yesterday from my old job, it was the software specialist who was having problems with the VMWare 3.51 server which I installed a couple of months before I left.  Though by the time I was able to get a break and call them back, but it got me thinking about my first VMWare environment I built.  I made a blunder that first [...]

Changing IP Address of VMware ESX Host

I've come into many occasions where I needed to change the IP address of an ESX server.  In one ocassion there was tiering a network so the servers were on a different network from the workstations, and in another it was moving the ESX server to a test network where it could not touch the network where it came from.  So on both ocassions I spent [...]