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Windows Server 2003 activity monitoring and reporting

I have BackupExec 2012 attempting to backup a Windows Server 2003 VMWare instance. I often get unable to quiesce error: "The virtual machine may be too busy to quiesce to take the snapshot." I've ...
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Memory leakage threat on vmware esx that runs on server 2003

I run ESX on server 2003 with two virtual machines (A and B). Suppose that "A" uses a chunk of physical memory. After I shutdown the virtual machine "A", what happens to the data of "A" in the RAM of ...
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Random servers in Citrix farm suddenly bluescreens (mostly 0x0000008e and 0x0000007e)

I'm responsible for a Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 farm. Starting Friday 30. November, my servers started to crash randomly. So far we've experienced 80 crashes, so it's obviously becoming an ...
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Cannot resize an ntfs (Windows Server 2k3r2) boot partition booting from gparted

I am trying to use gparted to make my ntfs system/boot partition larger. I expanded the disk in ESX, providing an extra 60 GB or so of free space. I confirmed that this free space is available in ...
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VMWare ESX 4.1 - Upgrade from 2000 to 2003 R2 gives STOP Error 0X0000000A during “installing devices”

I am trying to upgrade a recently P2V'd server, but I get STOP Error 0X0000000A every time I try.. It always gets this STOP error when it is trying to install devices during the upgrade process. Any ...
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884 views

Windows only seeing one processor even after I added another one

We have a Windows Server 2003 machine running as a VM on top of VMWare ESX 4. That VM needed more CPU power, so I powered down the VM, added a virtual CPU and restarted the VM. If I go to Computer ...
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1answer
357 views

Unable to mount NFS share to one of the blades on my ESX Server

I'm getting the following error when trying to mount an NFS share to one of my blades on ESX: "Error during the configuration of the host: NFS Error: Unable to Mount filesystem: Unable to connect to ...
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Problems running MS Virtual Server/PC on virtualized Server 2003 (on VMWare ESX 3.5)

We have the following setup: A physical server running VMWare ESX 3.5 There are two virtual machines on ESX: both running Windows Server 2003 SP2 (each have 3Gb of RAM and a physical CPU core) I ...
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4answers
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What is causing a vm to exhibit packet loss?

We have a pretty nice piece of hardware set up to run multiple virtual machines in vmware and one of the vm's is an instance of Windows Server 2003 running SQL Server 2005. For some reason we ...
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1answer
91 views

VMWare clients: replace an existing server with a clone

Consider two Win2k3 servers: SRV01 and SRV02. These two servers perform the same function in the domain, and have the same software installed. SRV01 runs without issue. SRV02 has problems problems ...
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Server disk space stats VS space on disk array

I'm just a lowly developer so don't really have much exposure to our virtual server infrastructure, so thought I would ask a question here. Our IT manager just told me to ignore the 'disk space free' ...
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8answers
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ESXi 4.0 Guests Locking up

I installed ESXi 4.0 on an HP Proliant g5 with a 64bit Xeon processor and took advantage of the free license as I work for a public school. I created two instances of server 2003 from scratch, one to ...
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Virtualized Windows 2003 server machine (VMWare ESX 3) doesn't recognize domain user

Context: Windows server 2003 x64: On a VMWare ESX 3 member of a domain has as primary DNS server the PDC, can see it (ping et al) can access a shared folder (even to a shared folder on the PDC) ...
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Very High Interrupt CPU usage in Win2k3 VM on vSphere

I've been testing some software in a server virtual environment and I've noticed I get a huge amount of CPU usage on the Interrupts process. My question is, how does this relate to the virtual ...
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VMware detects wrong drive as C:\

After installing SP2 to W2K3 straight after adding a second drive, my VM after restart is now detecting the 2 disks the wrong way around. I am getting "Operating System not found" and when I boot from ...