Recently I installed a couple of Windows 2008 R2 servers. After the installation, I suffered from the classic symptoms of Vmware tools not being installed. I had checked and all of the drivers installed, so I decided to check the Vmware KB and found this KB article #1011709. The article explained that poor mouse tracking performance was due to Windows 7 or Windows 2008 server installing the wrong video driver.
Archive for January, 2011
Sysprep is very useful in preparing an image for cloning / imaging by stripping all specialization from the installation like: drives, SID, PNP enumeration, name and more. During the next reboot PNP is initiated and the Out Of Box Experience is run; this is similar to a preloaded laptop or computer from the factory starting up for the first time.