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VMware: VMware image customization is in progress … every reboot

December 10th, 2012 6 comments

Last week I cloned some Citrix XenApp servers by a customer, after multiple reboots I saw boot message:

VMware image customization is in progress …

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Solution:

Open the Registry Editior, path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecute

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Remove the value: sysprepDecrypter.exe , result:

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Press OK, reboot the server and.. the problem is solved!

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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: Streaming VMware vSphere Client 4.1 over my W2008 R2 TS RDWEB portal

October 2nd, 2010 1 comment

I got my test environment (DL 585G1) placed in the server rack at my work. I was busy with a Terminal Server tweak blogpost on VMware.. but also playing with the RDweb portal and decided to publish the vSphere Client for the “vCenter Admin” AD security group. I must say.. this application is big.. but.. streaming is not a problem! Here some facts:

ISP connection:

Work ISP: 10/10 MBit (server located)

Home ISP: 35/35 MBit

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^ My personal portal with Office 2010, TweetDeck and the vSphere Client

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^ Pruttel.. Pruttel..

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VMware: VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 Release Notes

September 3rd, 2010 2 comments

Vmware released a new vCenter Converter Standalone version which is now fully compatible with vSphere 4.1.

 

 

What’s New

The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 includes the following new functionality:

  • Support for VMware vSphere 4.1 as source and destination targets
  • Support for importing powered-off Microsoft Hyper-V R1 and Hyper-V R2 virtual machines
  • Public API and sample code for submitting and monitoring Converter jobs
  • Support for importing Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 sources
  • Ability to throttle the data transfer from source to destination based on network bandwidth or CPU
  • IPv6 support

Discontinued Support

  • Support of the following operating systems is discontinued:
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows NT
  • Support for OVF format is discontinued
  • Support for VCB image sources is discontinued
  • Linux installation support is discontinued

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Check out the release notes after the jump and download it here

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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Software: NoDrives ADM tool

February 28th, 2010 2 comments

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The NoDrives tool creates a ADM files to remove the icons representing selected drives from My Computer and from Windows Explorer. Also, the drive letters representing the selected drives do not appear in the standard Open dialog box.

This tool creates a easy to use Group Policy Template. You do not need to calculate the drive value you only have to check the drives you want to hide and create the ADM.

APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003,
  • Microsoft Windows 2000

VMware: Cannot launch vSphere Client after installing in Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 (1011329)

November 13th, 2009 No comments

We already posted a solution. This is the official unofficial unsupported VMware KB

  • You cannot launch the vSphere Client
  • If you install the vSphere Client in Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 and try to connect to the vSphere server, you see the errors:
    • Error parsing the server "<servername>" "clients.xml" file.
    • The type initializer for VirtualInfrastructure.Utils.HttpWebRequestProxy’ threw an exception.

The vSphere Client is not currently supported in Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 and it does not run in Compatibility Mode.

This issue may occur because of the .NET loading mechanism change in Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

There are 2 possible workarounds. Perform one of these options:

  • Install a Windows XP virtual machine in Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 using Windows XP Mode.
  • Bypass the normal .NET Framework loading mechanism.
    Warning: This workaround is unsupported.
    To bypass the normal .NET Framework loading mechanism:

1. Download the file system.dll. This file is typically located in  %SystemRoot%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\ directory of a non-Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 machine with .NET v3.5 SP1 installed.

2. Copy the file to C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\lib.
Note: If the lib directory does not exist, create it.

3. Open VpxClient.exe.config in a text editor. The file is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher.

4. Add the following three lines to VpxClient.exe.config, just before </configuration>:
<runtime>
<developmentMode developerInstallation="true"/>
</runtime>

5. From Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7 System Properties, click the Advanced tab > Environment Variables.

6. Create a new System variable called DEVPATH and assign the value:
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\Lib
Note: For 32bit operating systems, replace Program Files (x86)with Program Files.
You can now launch vSphere Client from a Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 machine. You may have to right-click on the vSphere Client icon and choose Run as administrator.