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VMware: My favorite Windows 2012R2 template configuration

December 16th, 2014 9 comments

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Virtual Hardware (VMX) Template configuration

Hardware Value
Memory 2 GB
CPU’s Number of virtual sockets: 1
Number of cores per socket: 2
Video card Number of video displays: 1
Total video memory: 5 MB (1280×1024)
VMCI device None
SCSI Controller 0
Hard disk 1
LSI Logic SAS, bus sharing: none
40 GB, Thick Provision Eager Zeroed (<—best performance)
CD/DVD Drive 1 Client Device
Floppy Drive 1 Removed
Network Adapter 1 VMXNET3, network: VM Network with DHCP (for joining domain)
General Options OS: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
VMware Tools Advanced: Check and upgrade Tools during power cycling
Virtual Machine Version 8 (not 9 because you only can edit version 9 via vSphere web-client)
Advanced > General Enable logging

 

Virtual Machine BIOS configuration

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Configuration Value
Boot-time Diagnostics Screen Enabled

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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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Microsoft: RDP to Windows 2003 R2 fails – Protocol error

May 2nd, 2010 1 comment

Last week I got some trouble to connect a Windows 2003 R2 32-Bit VM by using RDP.. I received this error:

Because of a protocol error, this session will be disconnected. Please try connecting to the remote computer again.

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To resolve this issue you can delete the “MSLicesing” key/folder in the register. Goto:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ , delete MSLicesing folder and reconnect the server.

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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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VMware: Microsoft Finally Recognizes the Importance of Desktop Virtualization with VECD Licensing Change

March 26th, 2010 No comments

At long last, Microsoft publicly recognizes a shift in IT computing trends as indicated in their recent announcements around desktop virtualization and their changes to VECD licensing to support the adoption of virtual desktop environments.  By loosening up the restrictive desktop virtualization license policy (VECD), Microsoft has finally bowed to intensive customer pressure.  This validates the acceleration in demand in the desktop virtualization industry that VMware helped start and continues to lead.  Microsoft’s move here is extremely positive for the industry.

This decrease in Microsoft licensing costs will decrease the overall CAPEX cost, thus building a better business case for VMware View.  Starting July 1, 2010, VECD is going away for customers with Software Assurance (SA) and for those without SA, Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) is available for purchase to allow for VDI environments.  Here are the details:

  • PCs covered under SA will no longer need a separate VECD license, instead this usage right will be included in SA thus eliminating the separate $23 per device fee.
  • PCs not covered under SA, thin clients or other clients that cannot run a full Windows OS, customers can purchase VDA for $100 per device/year, a $10 decrease from the previous VECD license price.
  • Roaming use rights allows users to be able to access their virtual desktops from secondary devices like home PCS, kiosks and internet cafes without additional licensing costs.
Source: VMware

VMware: Top Ten blog posts for 2009 @ VMpros.nl

January 6th, 2010 No comments
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VMware: Clustering vCenter Server 4.0 Using Microsoft Cluster Services Part: 1

November 4th, 2009 2 comments

To use Microsoft Windows Cluster Service in VMware ESX you need to config you’r VM’s with independent persistent disks.

 

VM configuration:

I deployed two Windows 2003 SP2 Enterprise 32-Bit VM’s with both 12 GB of OS disks and two NIC’s. I called these: VMPROS-CL01 and VMPROS-CL02.

VMPROS-CL01 with ip: 172.16.254.78 and for MSCS nic ip: 1.0.0.1

VMPROS-CL01 with ip: 172.16.254.89 and for MSCS nic ip: 1.0.0.3

Registered this VM’s in domain VMpros.nl

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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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Microsoft: NewSID is no longer available for download

November 4th, 2009 No comments

For more info why see: http://blogs.technet.com/markrussinovich/archive/2009/11/03/3291024.aspx

Since alot people use it for windows xp we decided to publish NewSID via our site.

You can download NewSID here

Windows 2008: Windows update doesn’t work behind a proxy

August 25th, 2009 No comments

I just installed a Windows 2008 behind a proxyserver  and i saw that it couldn’t update.

To solve this issue you can do the following:

  • Run the Command Promp as Administrator
  • Type netsh
  • Type winhttp
  • Type import proxy source=ie

Now Windows Update will ask you for a username and password before it wants to check for an update.

Microsoft: Exchange 2007 – The Microsoft Internet Information Service is in 32-bit mode and this is a 64-bit computer.

August 21st, 2009 No comments

By re-installing Client Access Role (CAS) on my Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise 64 bit and Exchange 2007 Enterprise machine I get:

“The Microsoft Internet Information Service is in 32-bit mode and this is a 64-bit computer. The mode must be changed before Setup can continue”

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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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