RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix:

August, 2005

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August 25, 2005  2:01 AM

SMP Enabled Windows 2003 With Service Pack 1 – Consumes More CPU Time Than Expected

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This is because Microsoft have change setting in the registry for how Windows 2003 “idles” the CPU. A simple change to the VMX file can be used to correct this problem. Consult the KB link here for further information  Link:

August 20, 2005  11:45 AM

Problems with HP Printer Drivers

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

HP have a support site related to Thin-Client Issues and their printer drivers Link: http://www.hp.com/cposupport/printers/support_doc/bpl10248.html#P173_6508

August 20, 2005  11:44 AM

Removing Temporary Terminal Server Licenses from a Client

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Each Terminal Server Client gets a license the first time it connects to the Terminal Server. The Client connects with that license until the license expires. The license is stored in the Client’s registry. Thirty-two bit RDP clients store their license under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\...

August 20, 2005  11:43 AM

Installing Office 2003 on Citrix

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

It is interesting to note that Microsoft says that the only version of Office 2003 that will work with Terminal Services is the Enterprise Edition Link:

August 20, 2005  2:27 AM

Using WinSCP to transfer Scripts

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Be careful how you use WinSCP to transfer files. If you transferring a script or a text file – be sure to set Text as your option Failure to do so could potentially corrupt the file. If it’s a script it will return what appear to be syntax errors. This corruption is very easy to spot every...

August 18, 2005  2:36 AM

Blades/ILO and ISO Files

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Is common to want to convert the ESX cd into an ISO file – and mount into ILO session to install to blade servers – rather than having to take off a dongle and attach an external IDE-CD-ROM. Problems can occur with certain plade systems. The problem isn’t immediately obivious – you will...

August 18, 2005  2:32 AM

Issues with MII-TOOL

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

You might have come across the MII-TOOL. This tool reports and sets (for current boot time only) your link speed & duplex setting for the Service Console. BUT, did you know it’s not Gigabit aware? Err, well neither did I! Generally, we recommend hard-coding link speed/duplex in the...

August 15, 2005  2:58 AM

And Finally, I’m apparently a “hotshot”

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Yesterday, I passed the 250 mark on the VMware Forum – and “graduated” from being a mere enthusiast () to being a hotshot (

August 15, 2005  2:55 AM

VMware ESX Server – Advanced Technical Design Guide Released

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

As you may have seen on the Forum, Ron Oglesby & Scott Herold have released their long (very long) awaited book. As the name suggests this is NOT a dummies guide. But if you know your ESX well you shouldn’t have a problem – which some might say if that’s the case – what’s the point of...

August 15, 2005  2:53 AM

Active Directory Synchronisation with ESX Server

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

As you all know currently, even with vCenter – there is no serious linking between ESX list of users and the users in Active Directory. So even if you enable support for AD using PAM – you still have to manually add users to ESX and manual remove users from ESX. All that VMware’s PAM does...

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