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Download Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition VHD (x86)

  1. Download it from here
  2. Extract to a VHD in a local drive and two files will be created (VHD and VMC) …

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Setup vmlab.local (18)

Install Sysprep File for Windows Server 2003 Customization Specification process

Warning: Windows customization resources were not found on this server


  1. On vc5, download System Preparation tool for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Deployment (x64) from…
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Setup vmlab.local (17)

Troubleshooting ESXi Configuration Issues

The number of vSphere HA Heartbeat datastores for this host is 1, which is less than required: 2

System logs on host (ESXi Host name) are stored on non-persistent storage… 212 more words

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Deploying VMware Support Assistant v5.5

The other day I set up and configured VMware’s new Support Assistant 5.5.  I have used older versions to do things like open tickets and pull log files, but the new version has proactive support built in.   628 more words

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Proliant DL380 embedded NICs missing after firmware update

I ran into a very strange issue today when I went to redeploy an old Proliant DL380 G5. The first thing I did was use the most current service pack DVD to update the firmware. 302 more words

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The authentication server returned an unexpected error

I came in this morning only to be greeted by my web client telling me that I can’t login because it can’t create SAML 2.0. I am not sure that I really want it creating SAML 2.0….I don’t know SAML 1.0. 299 more words

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Create Templates

  1. Upload ISOs to SAN (vmlab_storage) like Upload ISOs into the local Datastore on Setup vmlab.local (3)

    ISOs: Windows Server 2012R2, Windows server 2008 R2, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1…

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