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May 2010 Blog Posts

"The unattend answer file contains an invalid product key" VMWare Windows Server 2008 Install

I was prepping a virtual environment within VMWare Workstation 6.5 (EZInstall approach) for Microsoft SharePoint 2010.  I encountered the following challenge when booting from a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 ISO: "The unattend answer file contains an invalid product key..." To get rid of this show-stopper I simply disabled the floppy drive connection it had created.  It worked like a charm.

posted @ Thursday, May 27, 2010 1:43 AM | Feedback (44) | Filed Under [ .NET General Sharepoint ]

Convert VMDK to VHD

I have been moving everything over to Windows 7 64 bit recently.  As such I have been playing around with its new built-in Virtualization.  I have used VM Workstation for several years now.  Since Win 7 only works with VHD files, the question arises - "How do I convert them?"  Googling for a solution didn't turn up anything promising - third party tools that cost or server solutions that I didn't want to invest the time in. Enter SysInternals Disk2vhd  The thought occured to me - I could run this lightweight tool from inside the vmware workstation environment and have it write the vhd file to mapped...

posted @ Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:18 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Waynester Gadget ]

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