Tuesday, November 9, 2010

vmware server make isos from Microsoft Volume License exe

Some things I learned:
  • the default logon and password of VMware infrastructure web access is the one you use to log on to your workstation/server
  • An iso you want to map to a CD in vmware server must at least be in the Virtual Machines location.
  • Microsoft .exe files from Open License should be extracted before made into an iso.
  • nlite is the easiest way to make a bootable iso from disk 1.
  • use your favorite iso maker to make an iso of disk 2 (ashampoo is a free option)
  • Internet Exporer (or Firefox) is necessary at least initially for the Remote Console
  • ctrl-alt-insert sends ctrl-alt-delete
  • Windows 2003 Server forgets the AMD PCNET adapter after upgrading to SP2. Copy the windows.iso file from the VMware directory to the Virtual Machines directory and mount it via CD to install VMware tools

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