vSphere 5 on HP DL380 G7 with hardware warning status

After installing the latest HP Offline bundle my server returned a hardware warning status, so the investigation started. Before upgrading the HP drivers there was no error so i had to be something in the driverpack from HP. In my setup the affected server is a HP DL380 G7 with a P410i Arraycontroller. The affected offline bundle is: hp-esxi5.0uX-bundle-1.4-16.zip Solution: …

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Printers shortcut with printer location (Classic layout)

In Server 2008R2 and Windows 7 you have a link in your start menu to Devices and Printers, but this new layout isn’t showing the printer comment and location. Solution: Create a new shortcut to printers Create a new shortcut and copy / paste to following line %windir%\explorer.exe /e,::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} Name it Printers. You can even change the icon which points …

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VMware tools on Windows Server 2012 Core

The Windows Server 2012 Core gives you just a basic command prompt window, so where do you click to install the VMware tools? You don’t! Just click on the Install/Upgrade VMware Tools option in your menu and type the following command : D:\setup64.exe /S /v"/qn REBOOT=R" In my lab, the server did not automaticlly reboot, but i really think that …

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How to Add/Remove the GUI in Windows Server 2012

With Windows Server 2012 you have the ability to add and remove Graphical User Interface of your installation. You can configure the basics with Server manager and afterwards remove the gui so the server is core only! There are three layers to be added from core to full GUI: Graphical Management Tools and Infrastructure Server Graphical Shell Desktop Experience So …

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