Archive for 07/01/2011
Creating a Windows domain is easier than most people think, especially on Windows Server 2008 R2. this video guide will go through setting up a basic domain controller allowing the use of Active Directory and group policy amongst others. The key tool in this installation is ‘dcpromo’ , by running this tool the domain creation is almost fully automated with only a few options to specify. For this test environment we will be using all default settings.
Installing ESXi on VMware Workstation is a great way of building a test lab for a vSphere infrastructure. Emulating ESXi in Workstation offers pretty much all the functionality you would have from an installing directly on you hardware minus the performance benefits. The following video demonstrates how easy this installing is to complete, and begin the steps on build a fully function VMware vSphere test lab. Take a look at ‘Initial ESXi Configuration Guide’ which follows on from this post.
After installing the ESXi hypervisor, the network configuration options need setting to allow any connection from the vSphere client. To do so, the management password should first be changed from its default of being blank. Following this the network management options can be configured as demonstrated ion the below video guide.
The following guide demonstrates how to restart the print spooler service. Performing this action is a common fix for printer issue where the printer queue appears stuck. The following video will demonstrate restarting this service .