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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)

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