A. Mikkelsen

VMware ESX scripts, commands, tools and other nice to know things that will make your virtualization days easier!!!!

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Just found this very interesting article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1013109 describing a problem with Windows 2008 and ESX 4 virtual hardware version 7. In short the article states that you might have the disks go offline in a Windows 2008 VM if you Upgrade virtual hardware from version 4 to 7 Installing a new VM with virtual hardware […]

Many admins have upgraded to Windows 7 and gotten into problems when trying to install the vSphere Client. I have found a few guides to do a workaround, but the best guide is found at techhead.co.uk. http://www.techhead.co.uk/running-vmware-vsphere-client-on-windows-7 Thanks to Kiwi Si.

Last week I upgraded a Virtual Center server from Win2003 & MSSQL 2000 (32-bit) to Win2008 & MSSQL 2005 (64-bit). During the installation of vCenter it asked for a 32-bit ODBC even though all the new systems was running 64-bit. After a some time on Google i found that Windows 64-bit also includes a 32-bit […]

Over the past few months we have seen a few Windows servers with a black screen. Meaning You can’t see the logon promt You get a black screen when you connect with RDP We found that the problem was caused by a change in the Windows color scheme. The solution is to copy the color […]

Finally Microsoft is giving away it’s software for free. They are starting with SharePoint Designer 2007 (formally Frontpage). It’s a start and I’m hoping they will keep up the “good work” 🙂 Get it from Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=baa3ad86-bfc1-4bd4-9812-d9e710d44f42

VMware has released a video comparing the two installations. The video is worth watching http://www.vmware.com/technology/whyvmware/resources/esxi-hyper-v-installation.html

Today my WSUS stopped working, every time i tried to install a new update it failed. I googled a bit and found a few guides to get it working. I have had the best luck with Method 2. Here is what you need to do: Method 1: Open a command prompt. (If you don’t know […]

Ever wanted a XP installation disc that only had the bare minimum of features and the smalest foot print? The take a look at nLite and if you a a gamer also take a look at Game XP. You can find a guide to both Freeware programs here. Last week I created a new WinXP […]

Today, after installing a VM with Windows 2003 ee, SP1 and IIS, I got ‘Service Unavailable’ when i tried to see it the webserver worked as planned. After quite a bit of googleing, I found a working solution. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899965 In Start -> Run type “dcomcnfg” Right Click “IIS Admin Service” under Component Services -> Computers -> My Computer […]