Changing SMP HAL to use a UP HAL Windows 2008 and 2007

That is pretty clear as well. If you are looking to reduce the number of vCPUs being utilized in your environment don’t expect a reboot to be all that is required to have the VM running in uniprocessor mode.

Forcing Windows 2008/2008 R2/7 to redetect and use an appropriate HAL for the number of vCPUs it has been allocated or has been changed is a pretty simple affair:

Execute MSConfig, and then go to tab Boot -> Advanced Options…, check option “Number of Processors”, change the number to # of vCPUs being utilized.

Or using command line:

Disabling IPv6 on all interface in Windows Server 2008 R2

In the Network Connections folder, obtain properties on all of your connections and adapters and clear the check box next to the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) component in the list under This connection uses the following items.

This method disables IPv6 on your LAN interfaces and connections, but does not disable IPv6 on tunnel interfaces or the IPv6 loopback interface.

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.

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