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Blank Screen Windows Server 2012 at VMWare Workstation 8

Added another server to my “bank server”, I got an issue after installed Windows Server 2012 at VMWare Workstatation 8 with vmware tools installed. The guest OS get blank screen.

Restarting the guest still not fix blank screen condition.

To troubleshoot this, wee need to activate “Accelerate 3D graphics”* of Display option at VM Setting.

*need to force power off first, to activate this setting.

3D graphics

No Mapping Between Account Names and Security ID Was Done

I want to make farm environment, consists of 2 servers (using Windows Server 2008 SP1): AD Server and Application Server (for SharePoint and SQL Server).

After created one fresh installation virtually using vmware then make full clone.

I have configured the domain server and added some user accounts that will be used on application server as acc services.

When I want to install SQL Server on App Server, on step “Server Configuration“, I change the acc service from local account to domain account that I have created on AD Server. And then, there is an error “No Mapping Between Account Names and Security ID Was Done“. I cannot add domain account to run sql services.

After googling, I found the problem occurred because I created those 2 servers via full clone that have same SID on each server. To change one of them, we can use sysprep application. That’s it, after waiting a few minutes for windows to re-configure, I can install SQL Server on App Server.

Reference : http://www.brajkovic.info/windows-server-2008/windows-server-2008-r2/how-to-change-sid-on-windows-7-and-windows-server-2008-r2-using-sysprep/

Virtual Server 2005 R2

Ok, i want to start, maybe :-), trying to implement moss 2007.
First i need a development machine. So I install virtual server 2005 r2 as my research machine.

The interesting feature in virtual server is we can add virtual hard disk (.vhd) that called “Differencing disks”.
We can make a child disk that differ from the parent disk.
The purpose is that we make a hierarchy of our disk, for similar function in other virtual machines.
The parent will be installed similar software/applications that will be consumed for another machine.
And the child will be installed specific applications that we will use for our research.

Hierarchy of Differencing disk

For more information about vhd types in virtual server 2005 r2, you can visit this link.
http://anildesai.net/Main/Technical/Virtualization/VirtualizationArticles/ManagingUnderstandingVHDOptions/tabid/79/Default.aspx