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.

Obtain a Certificate on Windows 2008 (without using IIS)

PurposeThis page describes how to obtain a certificate on Windows 2008 without using IIS. The instructions have been tested using Windows Server 2008 R2.InstructionsGenerate a new private key and certificate signing request (CSR)

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.

How to disable IPv6 in Windows Server 2008 in a VMware Template/SYSprep deployment

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.

Configure Windows 2008 Server for Configuration Manager 2007 Site Systems

Based on Orignial article located here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc431377.aspx#Config_RequestFiltering

Configure requestFiltering for IIS on distribution points

Use the following procedure to modify requestFiltering for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Windows Server 2008 NFS client commands

Mount command:

mount -o{options} \\{ComputerName}\{Share name} <drive letter:>

options: -o rsize=n -o wsize=n -o mtype={soft|hard} -o anon -o nolock -o casesensitive -o fileaccess=mode

Unmount command:

umount <drive letter:>

Showmount command:

showmount -e {Server\computer Name}

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