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Joining an ESXi host to a Windows Active Directory

Joining ESXi host to a Windows Active Directory (domain) will enable a centralized security authority in your vSphere environment. The active directory improves authentication, authorization, and accounting.

Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms

Trying to install Windows Server 2019 (or another version) in WMware Workstation 15, I am facing the following error. “Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms. Make sure the installation sources are valid and restart the installation.”

VDI-LAB-2018 – Part 9 – Installing and configuring Horizon 7 Connection Server

In this part, we are going to install Horizon 7 connection server and then configure View Administrator, that is the web-based platform to perform all desktops operations. This is the part 9 out of 12 of the VDI-LAB 2018 series. Check out the introduction first.

VDI-LAB-2018 – Part 7 – Installing and configuring vCenter server 6.5

In this part, we are going to install and configure vCenter server 6.5 (Windows-based). First, we need to prepare the server before the installation, adding the vCenter user created on the domain controller, applying user rights and preparing SQL Server native client. Then, we can proceed with the vCenter installation and initial configuration.

VDI-LAB-2018 – Part 5 – Configuring a Domain Controller server with AD, DNS and DHCP services

Summary: In this part, we are going to deploy a new VM from a Windows server 2016 template, then install and configure the active directory,...

VDI-LAB-2018 - Part 4 - Creating a Windows server 2016 template

Summary: In this part, I will create a new VM and Install Windows server 2016, then convert it as a template. This template is the...

Windows Server shuts down unexpectedly

Some of the virtual servers in my infrastructure kept turning off unexpectedly. All of these VMs are Windows Server 2016 evaluation (datacenter edition) and all my others VMs (Linux, Windows 7) wasn’t presenting these symptoms. Obviously, the problem was related to the VM and the operating system itself.

Unable to ping PCs in the domain

Problem: You have a domain controller in your network, and the PC/servers joined to that domain are not reachable by "ping", however, is possible to...

Unable to access AD server using remote desktop + Add User or Group… is grayed out.

Problem: Got the following message when attempting to connect as a domain administrator: "To sign in remotely, you need the right to sign in through Remote Desktop...
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