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Windows Activation Scripting

Activate Windows Offline


Uses the offline method to activate Windows. Requires a valid activation number

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colWindowsProducts = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_WindowsProductActivation")

For Each objWindowsProduct in colWindowsProducts
    objWindowsProduct.ActivateOffline("1234-1234")
Next
	

Activate Windows Online


Deploying a Windows 2008 R2 template on vSphere operating system customization does not complete

 
To workaround this issue, try one of these options:
  • Activate the guest operating system with a valid Microsoft Volume License Key, so that the operating system is activated and can convert the virtual machine to a template.

Deploying a Window Server 2008 R2 VMware Template and Joining It To A Domain

Based on original articles located here: http://itnervecenter.com/content/deploying-window-server-2008-r2-vmware-template-and-joining-it-domain

and VMware communities article located here: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/251925

Can't get your Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine deployed from a vCenter template to join a Windows Active Directory domain. Try the following tips.

Install UniFi Controller as a Windows Service

Article based on the orginal located here: http://wiki.ubnt.com/UniFi_FAQ#Can_I_run_UniFi_Controller_as_a_Windows_Service.3F

Make sure UniFi is not running

Locate your java installation directory.

On 64-bit, it's usually at "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin"; otherwise "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin". (replace jre6 for jre7 if you have the latest Java)

Add the dir above to the PATH (from Computer->Properties->Advanced system settings)

ISC BIND on Windows

 


 

It's worth noting that Bind works admirably on many operating systems (I've run it on Linux, Solaris and Irix as well as Windows) and these may be preferable in a security focused environment.

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