For production environments, you should go for the Server Core version for better performance and improved security. To set a disk to useIndependentmode there must be no snapshots associated to thevirtualdisk, if there are existing snapshots commit them before changing the disk type. If you select a node on which devices already exist for example, SCSI 0: Please ask IT administration questions in the forum. You should see the Windows installer booting up. Mar 13, Total Views:

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Vkware couple of times I tried this, it worked just fine but again, different environments may yield different results. IMHO you can test it.

Have a question or comment? Step 8 — Accept the license terms by ticking on the option at the bottom and press Next. Even if they speak about former versions of PowerShell, these are the basics valid for every version.

Paolo Maffezzoli posted an update 7 hours, 14 minutes ago. Not terribly familiar with Microsoft licensing since it got somewhat complex especially when it comes to virtualizing Windows.

This article resolved my issue.

Windows Server Install VMware Paravirtual SCSI controller – Virtualization Howto

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page. This procedure assumes that your virtual machine does not have a floppy driver.


Press Next to use the entire disk for the Windows Server installation. You can get the latest ISO Windows. During the installation process when the Windows Server installer asks you where you want to install and you don’t see any volumesjust click the Load driver link.

Windows Server VM with a VMware Paravirtual SCSI controller – 4sysops

Hi Nathan, Not terribly familiar with Microsoft licensing since it got somewhat complex especially when it comes to virtualizing Windows. Feedback Please rate this article. Which product key do I enter? To add a new controller, you must select an unused device node on an unused SCSI controller for example 1: Did this article help you?

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Vladans Step 2 worked here: As mentioned before, this was for the case in which you have already some VMs including Windows Server R2 or Server R2 VMs up and running, and you just want to change the controller type for those VMs.

Thu, Dec 6 Exchange For something a little bit more advanced, installl can take your pick from the complete list of published posts to date.

Any idea how to do this? Verify that the virtual machine has hardware version 7 or later. Querying the policy through diskpart shows this. Step 7 — Select the Windows Server edition and deployment type. Click on the mounted DVD Drive or taskbar notification to run the vmtools installer. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.


In the vSphere Client inventory, right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings. Click the Hardware tab and click Add. I am also a proud father of two and parent to a crazy Dachshund called Larry. Luke, my intention is to get the list of users and groups in the administrators and remote desktop users groups on a list of servers and if a user, get their samaccountname, givenname and surname from the domain they’re in.

How to Install Windows Server 2016 on VMware

This article did not resolve my issue. The Windows folder shown is something I created. Step 6 — Type in the product key, if you have one, and press Next.