I’ve been experimenting with creating a good Windows Server 2008 R2 template for VMware vSphere 4 and wondered just how many times Microsoft would allow an activation on the same MSDN license key (Multiple Activation) for the OS. I often deploy multiple servers at a time and am always fearful of activating since I don’t want the key to be shut off. Typically I only run these servers for short periods of time so not activating is no big deal, however in longer running projects I often have no choice but to either activate or destroy and redeploy. With information that I’ve come across on
The key points for mount points in combination with SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 are:
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.
Unselect IPv6 from the properties of your NIC.
Under the regkey HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters, add a 32 bit DWORD with the name DisabledComponents and value 0xFFFFFFFF.
Reboot the machine.
Installing vCenter Server 5.1 best practices (2021202)
Original article can be found here: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/documentLinkInt.do;jsessionid=113016548302193FC6AA098EC191D0AE?micrositeID=null&externalID=2021202
Original Article: http://mcupdater.com/doku.php?id=installation These instructions are for MCUpdater 2.0. Quite a few things have changed since then, and updates are forthcoming. For more help, see us on IRC.
Please note. MCUpdater tries to muck with the Minecraft jar as little as possible. Old (pre 1.36) versions of MCU would constantly overwrite everything in the .minecraft folder, but newer versions store their data in a parallel .MCUpdater directory and launch your selected instance from there.