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.
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...