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VMware: VCVA: Invalid Hostname. FQDN is required for joining a domain.

October 10th, 2013 1 comment

Last week I upgraded my lab to vSphere 5.5, during the install I entered the hostname to configure domain authentication but I received this error:

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Error: Invalid hostname. FQDN is required for joining a domain

 

Solution:

Goto Network > Address > Hostname

Add the domain information in the hostname box, sample:

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After this change I was able to configure AD authentication:

 

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VMware: Installing VMware Tools through Active Directory

May 2nd, 2010 1 comment

Today I was playing with automatic installation of VMware Tools by using Active Directory Group Policy and Security Groups on my Windows 2008 test environment.

What did I do to realize the automated installation:

– Create a Security Group in AD called: “SW_VMware Tools 64-Bit”

– Create in Group Policy Management a new GPO called “SW_VMware Tools 64-Bit”

– Computer Configuration > Software Settings > Software Installation> New > package

– Select from shared location (in my case: \\VMPROS-DC01\Software Deployment\ ) “VMware Tools64.msi”

– In the security tab: VMware Tools 64-Bit need read rights

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Microsoft: Upgrade Windows Server 2008 to R2

March 28th, 2010 1 comment

Today I started with upgrading my production Windows 2008 PDC’s to the R2 release. After mounting the Windows 2008 R2 DVD I received two warnings:

– You must have 15 GB of free space (it’s VMware.. so what’s the problem?)

– Prepare a Windows Server 2003 Forest Schema for a Domain Controller that runs Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

To do step 2 you need to do a few things:

– Mount Windows Server 2008 R2 cd-rom

– Start CMD with Administrator rights (run as Administrator)

– Type: D:\Support\adprep\adprep /forestprep [Enter]

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has over 15 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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