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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 [...]

SysPrep for Windows Server 2008

SysPrep for Windows Server 2008

I was going sysprep a base image of Windows Server 2008 today and followed my usual method of SysPreping a machine...when I noticed somethin. I went to the DVD and couldn't find sysprep anywhere. figuring my last entry might have been wrong I looked around and discovered that sysprep is installed by default on Windwos Server 2008. You can [...]

Virtualization Planning

Now when deciding you need to virtualize your network there are some things you need to consider prior to doing so.  Trust me, I thought I had every angle convered prior to my first virtualization, and I ran into some issues, so I wanted to give some tips on things to think of that you may not have, prior to making the jump. Does my [...]

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 [...]