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sysadmin for Exchange 2k7, Active Directory 2k3, VMware ESXi clusters, Windows Server 2008 R2


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comment sysprep'd Server 2008 R2 VMware autocheck BSODs
Thanks Greg, if I ever come across this problem again, I'll try this. Recreating the VM from scratch worked OK for me, but if I'd alread configured a whole lot of stuff, your way would be a lot better.I'd been working through the linked article to do sysprep originally, but missed the part you quote!
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comment sysprep'd Server 2008 R2 VMware autocheck BSODs
Removed NIC, floppy, CDROM & set the video RAM to auto - same result. The only CPU mask setting is "Expose the NX/XD flag to guest", which is a default setting. The sysprep files are those that install with the OS - I can't find any newer than that. sysprep.exe file version is 6.1.7600.16385 Moved VM to a different host in the ESX cluster - same result. I'm now moving the VM to other clusters to see if the problem occurs on those.
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comment sysprep'd Server 2008 R2 VMware autocheck BSODs
Grr, shouldn't have pressed [Enter]! Using ESXi 4.1 381591 (multiple hosts clustered) & VSphere 4.1 build 345043. VM has 4GB RAM, single CPU, 40GB SCSI disk, guest OS is configured as Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit). Have since discovered that others have successfully used the Guest Customisation Wizard in this environment on the same server version. Must be something amiss in my VM configuration?
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comment sysprep'd Server 2008 R2 VMware autocheck BSODs
Thanks Chopper,
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