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How to install Windows Server 2012 Foundation Reseller Option Kit aka. ROK on esxi ?

Jun

9

2014

Just tried to install Windows Server 2012 Foundation Reseller Option Kit aka. ROK on esxi and I ended up with a message that the computer is not prepared to be installed with that Windows version. Some other people got the information that theyr computer on which Windows is installed is not a brand computer, specifying the brand for which the ROK was released.
How to install it then?
Problem occuring on other virtualization software.

In: Uncategorized Asked By: aiboogie [228 Blue Star Level]

 
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Solution:

1. Go to the datastore of the esxi where the Windows 2012 is going to be installed.
/vmfs/volumes// for example: /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/[Win2012R2].

–You can do this either by connecting to the esxi shell either to ssh to the esxi machine and use the vi editor, either to use FileZille for eg. and edit the file with a nice editor like Notepad++ or Sublime Text.

2. Edit the .vmx file, and put just before the displayName entry (create a new blank line on which write the following):
SMBIOS.reflectHost = “TRUE”.

3. Save file and retry the process.

4. It just works! :)

Answers Answered By: aiboogie [228 Blue Star Level]

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