Tom Howarth

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P2V Domain Controllers

Duncan of YellowBricks fame has blogged on the sticky and regular question of “Do you convert Domain Controllers?”   Myself like the majority of Regulars on the VMware communities forums always advise “create an new Windows server and do a DcPromo or if there is absolutely no other choice, do a cold migration”. It now …

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VMware View 3 – Licensing Nightmare.

As I have already posted, today VMware released their latest VDI software package. VMWare View 3 I have just noticed that to acutally use the new features of Desktop Composer and Offline Desktop current users will have to purchase an upgrade license to Premier View.

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Installing View

I have just upgraded my Beta build of View 3 to GA and I can say on the whole I was pretty impressed.

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Another day at VMware, welcome to the View

Well today VMware have released a whole new set of product names,  I do hope that they are not starting to act like Citrix and change the products names every 5 minutes.

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The Black Screen of Death!!!!!!

I had a VM that whenever you tried to access the console or RDP into the server it just displayed a black screen

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PlanetVM is now live!

Welcome to the new home of PlanetVM. I hope you will find my ramblings on VMware, VDI and desktop and server management in a Virtualised environment interesting. Kind Regards Tom Howarth