Even when launching VMware PowerShell CLI with administrator privileges you are still unable to start it.
Moreover, you are unable to change execution policy for the machine.
Try the following it only changes policy for current user.
Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Scope CurrentUser
Running Windows Server 2012 virtual machine on VMware ESXi hypervisor and receive constant disconnects through RDP.
Checked the logs and found out e1qexpress which indicates incompatibility of virtualNIC
Power down the machine, remove existing network interface and add a new one based on VMXNET3.
Bring the machine up and Windows should automatically apply the changes.
While updating Windows Server 2008 was constantly thrown error code 13EC error. Despite the fact that had 2.83GB free space on hard disk I was unable to proceed with the installation. Nevertheless, extended disk space by additional 5GB and update succeeded.
Make sure you have enough disk space if you encounter this problem.
To updated VMware tools on Windows without reboot:
- Right click on a virtual machine
- Select ‘Guest’ -> Install/Upgrade VMware Tools
- In the pop-up dialog select ‘Automatic Tools Upgrade’ in ‘Advanced Options’ enter the following:
/S /v"/qn REBOOT=R"
- Installation can take up to 10 mins depending on your data storage performance
There are multpile ways of verifying Windows version, different command give you different data:
- Open command prompt:
- wmic os get caption
- slmgr.vbs /dli
- Open System properties window (win + break)