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Installing Virtual Machines on Dell PowerEdge Servers using Dell OEM Media

Dell │ Product Group Syama Poluri and Gong Wang September 2010

Installing Virtual Machines on Dell PowerEdge Servers using Dell OEM Media

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Installing Virtual Machines on Dell PowerEdge Servers using Dell OEM Media

Table of Contents SUMMARY .................................................................................................................... 2 Product Key and Virtual Key ............................................................................................. 2 MASTER INSTANCE SETUP ................................................................................................ 3 Replacing the Existing Product Key with the Virtual Key ........................................................ 3 Command Line Mode ................................................................................................ 3 GUI Mode .............................................................................................................. 3 Confirming the Product Key Installation............................................................................ 3 ACTIVATING THE GUEST OS .............................................................................................. 4 Activation via Internet ................................................................................................. 4 Command line Mode ................................................................................................. 4 GUI Mode .............................................................................................................. 4 Activation via Telephone .............................................................................................. 4 Command Line Mode ................................................................................................ 5 GUI Mode .............................................................................................................. 5 Confirming the Activation ............................................................................................. 5 Command Line Mode ................................................................................................ 5 GUI Mode .............................................................................................................. 6 CREATING AND DEPLOYING MASTER VIRTUAL IMAGES............................................................... 6 SkipReram ................................................................................................................ 7 Modifying Registry before Running Sysprep /generalize ...................................................... 7 Using Unattend.xml file ............................................................................................ 7 Sysprep the Guest Operating System ................................................................................ 8 REFERENCES ................................................................................................................ 8

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