Windows 2012 Server Installation get stuck on VMWare

I had the problem that Windows 2012 Server got stuck in the boot sequence. I just had to add a configuration parameter to make it work:
vmGenCounter.enable = FALSE

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admin on January 16th 2013 in IT, VMWare, Windows Server

Make Backup Domain Controller work after Veeam Restore

Today I restored my Exchange Server and virtual Domain Controller but couldn’t get it working because our main Domain Controller wasn’t arround.
To make the second Domain Controller work just set the following setting in the registry and restart the Domain Controller. You might also need to restart all other servers.

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admin on November 17th 2012 in IT, Windows Server

Determine ESx Host Version

Run this command from service console:
# vmware -v

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admin on March 29th 2011 in IT, VMWare

Resize partition in VMWare Server

1. Delete all Snapshots or you can’t resize the disk
2. Shutdown Guest System
3. Go into Guest Properties and increase the disk size
4. Start Guest System
5. Create a Snapshot again

Windows Server Resize Partition
1. Download and install Diskpart from the Microsoft Webpage
2. Go into Command Console
3. Type: Diskpart
> LIST DISK
> SELECT DISK 0 [replace number with the disk you want to extend]
> LIST VOLUME
> SELECT VOLUME 1 [replace number with volume you want to extend]
> extend

Windows XP Resize Partition
Unfortunately Diskpart didn’t work for my Windows XP Version even it suppose to be supported. Anyway after try and error I found a good open source Partition Manager like Partition Magic.  It is called GParted and It is based on Linux and does a great job. You can get it here: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

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admin on May 11th 2010 in VMWare, Windows, Windows Server

Install VMWare tools in debian

1. Install Kernel Heaeders

  1. Get the Kernel version and remember it with:
    uname-r
  2. apt-get install linux-headers-[Kernel Version]

2. Install VMWare Tools

  1. Choose “install and upgrade VMWTools in VMWare” in your VM menu
  2. mount /dev/hda /media/cdrom
  3. cd /media/cdrom/
  4. cp VMWareTools[whateverversion]tar.gz /tmp/
  5. cd /tmp
  6. tar xvzf VMWareTools[whateverversion]tar.gz
  7. umount /media/cdrom/
  8. cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/
  9. make a symlink:
    ln –s /usr/src/linux-headers-[Kernel Version] /usr/src/linux
  10. apt-get install gcc-4.1
  11. change using gcc version:
    export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-4.1
  12. I had make and killall missing on my installation so can you get it:
    apt-get install psmisc make
  13. ./vmware-install.pl

3. Uninstall VMWare Tools
After a failed installation of VMWare Tools I got following message:
A previous installation of VMWare Software has been detected… You may want to re-install VMWare Tools.

The solution was to run the uninstaller first and run the VMWare setup again:
1. ./vmware-uninstall.pl

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admin on February 2nd 2010 in Linux, VMWare

Add Second Network Card in VMWare

Today I had to add a second virtual network in VMWare. Unfortunately I didn’t find any option first. To do this you need to actually power off the VMWare Host. Then go the settings of the VMWare Host. Click on Add Ethernet Card and confirm everything. Startup OS again.

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admin on May 26th 2009 in IT, VMWare

Install VMWare Tools on Windows 2008 Server Core

I just installed Win2k8 Core on WMWare and tried to install VMWare as usual from the menu: VM\Install VMWare Tools… but nothing happened.

So I goggled and the solution is actually very easy:
1. Filemenu: “VM\Install VMWare Tools”
2. Command prompt run: “D:\Setup.exe”

That’s it…. have fun.

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admin on January 22nd 2009 in Windows Server




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