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VMware Guest Customization Specification, Configure Domain Joining

I recently worked to correct an outstanding support issue of VMware Guest Customization Specification not joining guests to Active Directory Domains. I thought I’d share my setup so it might help others facing similar issues. Log into the vSphere console, navigate to the Home page section From the Home page click the Customization Specification Manager […]

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Install Windows Server 2016 Step by Step

There may come a time that you may need to install Windows Server 2016. Here I will provide a high-level step by step on this installation process. Requirements: Windows Server 2016 Installation media (DVD, USB flash, WDS, etc.) Installation Target (Computer, Server, Virtual Machine) Keyboard (Mouse is optional) Video Example of Installation: [youtube id=”r71sJcLqCEQ” width=”600″ […]

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KMS Client Setup Keys for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

Microsoft has posted the online documentation for the KMS keys for their latest OSes. In my case the only KMS Setup Key’s I care about are below: Windows Server 2012 Datacenter: 48HP8-DN98B-MYWDG-T2DCC-8W83P Windows 8 Enterprise: 32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7 Windows 8 Professional: NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4

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Hyper-V VM Creation Fails – Product Key

Yes! Another error, and another thing to learn. I ran in to an issue while importing a new template from an existing image. Error message was: Virtual Machine Manager was unable to find a value for the required Sysprep parameter Product Key. It seems that the new machine is looking for a product key. The […]

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Server 2008 R2 KMS Server support for Windows 8 and Server 2012 activation

The time has come, it has arrived. Windows 8 and Server 2012. And now you need to activate some clients  activate you a serve. If you are running a KMS Server using Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2, it may be time to upgrade; well not necessarily. You see when you attempt to activate your Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 […]