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Discus and support on a VM creating W2K19 server as workstation - working well in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; Hi folks playing around with these servers is actually quite addictive and great for "wasting time" -- apart from being also a great learning tool on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by jimbo45, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    on a VM creating W2K19 server as workstation - working well


    Hi folks

    playing around with these servers is actually quite addictive and great for "wasting time" -- apart from being also a great learning tool on how these things are managed etc they work great as a desktop workstation !!!

    Gave up on W2k22 server as workstation - too many problems

    Got W2k19 server working though as a VM - it's really efficient IMO certainly compared with W10 HOME and still better than W10 PRO -- also no networking problems whatsoever !!!

    1) changed admin user name (administrator) to my user name
    2) got rid of alt-ctrl-del key for logon
    3) got rid of "nag screen" when you reboot the system
    4) disabled the "maintain server app " at start up
    5) sound working fine (just enable the service)
    6) changed the password enforcement so you can use any (or none)
    7) installed manually some themes for better desktop -- Ms store not available for this server so manually install themes
    8) allowed installs from anywhere
    9) enabled RDP
    10) enabled SMB1 -- needed to access some boxes on my LAN
    11) installed filezilla, office 2019, project pro and visio

    Still to do -- install a VM on this VM to test 2nd level VM !! and try language packs. I'll see if I can get a HYPER-V VM running on this VM later.

    Only snag so far - not really a snag -- Macrium won't install unless you buy the server version --too expensive so as it's a VM I just save the VM files.


    on a VM creating W2K19 server as workstation - working well [​IMG]


    Note though the bootable stand alone iso works - create it on W10 and then set as the boot device on the W2K19 server VM to copy / image disks.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Feb 13, 2021
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  2. Pantz Win User

    Vm ware Workstation issues

    Recently i have been having a few issues with some of my VM in VMware workstation, ( workstation not responding ) i dont know what i did to cause this , ( maybe the update to windows may have caused this ) but i would like to Reinstall VMware workstation but keep the VM that i already have installed, or move the VM's ( 3 of them ) to an EXT Drive and do i clean install of the workstation and put back the 3 Vm from the EXT drive on to the newly installed Workstation

    i would like to know the if this is possible and the best way to go about doing this, or any other suggestion would be welcomed

    Thanks in advance
     
    Pantz, Feb 13, 2021
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  3. JasonNJ Win User
    Windows Server 2016 - Setup Local Domain Controller


    Hi,
    Great post! Thank you for these detailed instructions. I got to step 4.11 - 4.13. I am running Windows Server 2016 as a VM in VM Workstation 12 Pro. Before I made these changes, I had internet access. My VM Network Adapter is set to NAT.

    I'm now connected to my new domain and I've changed the Preferred DNS address back to my router's IP address, but I'm still showing "No Internet access" and I have the yellow warning on my network connection. Any suggestions? I've restarted the vm and the main machine with no luck.
     
    JasonNJ, Feb 13, 2021
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  4. on a VM creating W2K19 server as workstation - working well

    Windows Server 2016 Standard VM Licensing

    Hello

    I have a physical server that I already installed windows server 2016 on and activated using an OEM license.

    If I create 2 VMs using hyper V, can I activate the 2 VMs using the same license key I used to activate the physical server with?

    Second question, if I need two additional VMs, can I buy another Oem license, to activate the other 2 newly created ones and have a total of 4 activated VMs ?
     
    AhmadSalhany, Feb 13, 2021
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