Category Archives: VMWare

How to trust the VMware vCenter 5.5 self signed certificate for XenDesktop 7.5

The vCenter 5.5 installation creates a self signed certificate. Best practice is to replace it with an external trusted certificate. But if you do not want to pay any money for a certificate or just want to use the self … Continue reading

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How to hide the license popup in VMware ThinApp

When using ThinApp to virtualize applications, it is possible to modify the configuration in the packaging phase or afterwards, using the Package.INI file. The Package.INI file contains, for example, all the shortcuts and the Isolation mode. What’s not in the … Continue reading

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Citrix Provisioning Services error "VMware vSphere has no available templates defined"

Using Citrix Provisioning Services to create virtual desktops for XenDesktop the error: “VMware vSphere has no available templates defined” could appear. This error occurs when Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) checks VMware vCenter to find any templates, but PVS only looks … Continue reading

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Using the VMXNET3 driver with Citrix PVS and VMware vSphere 5.1

The VMXNET3 driver for vSphere 5.1 is the driver with the best performance, the highest throughput and the least CPU utilization in comparison with the E1000 driver. But when using this network card with Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1 it brings … Continue reading

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Converting a VMDK to VHD with Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC)

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) Solution Accelerator is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and disks. The MVMC solution can perform … Continue reading

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Getting VMware Workstation 8 to work in Windows 8 RTM

When installing or upgrading to Windows 8, VMware Workstation 8 does not work anymore. This is indicated in the Windows 8 Compatibility Wizard. A repair of the installation does not fix this. The following error occurs when stating a virtual … Continue reading

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Enable bluetooth within a virtual machine in VMWare Workstation

Many IT professionals use VMWare Workstation to test software, package applications or just to have a secure environment. After the upgrade to a new version of VMWare Workstation, many forget that also the Virtual Machine can be upgrade to get … Continue reading

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