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VMWare Web Client pop-up windows

March 13th, 2015 No comments

Now new version (6) of VMware vShere is released. When you open website for vShere Web Client you get following warning (vmware-csd):

VMWare Web Client

The solution is to install VMware Client Integration Plugin. You can download it from here.

Or you can go all the way down on vShere Web Client website to “black space” and there is installation link for VMware Client Integration Plugin.

Let’s see some more newies from VMWare.

Have a nice day,

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VMWare vExpert 2015

February 13th, 2015 No comments

I was selected as vExpert 2015 in VMWARE for my support on their community.

Thank you 🙂

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vExpert 2014

October 5th, 2014 No comments

This year VMware granted me a non-technical certification vExpert. I helped out on VMWare Thinapp forum.


I’m so happy 😉

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Failing VMTools installation

April 29th, 2013 No comments


When I was installing VMTools on Windows Professional 2000 server I received weird error:

VMTools installation error

Server didn’t specify any error so I tried to dig into it.


When you do the installation of application, most of the time, this application installation unpacks its sources into temporary location. So I have looked into %temp% directory while error windows was displayed and I found one directory with actual date. So I have looked into it and I found couple files. One of them was called VMware Tools.msi. I tried to run VMware Tools.msi and it worked out.

I hope this saves someone time 🙂

Quickie: vShere PowerCLI to change NTP settings

November 8th, 2012 No comments

I had to change NTP servers on 40 ESX servers today. When I started to click this settings via vShere Client I was bored after two pieces 🙂 Then I have decided to use vShere PowerCLI.

Run vShere PowerCLI. Then I had to connect to Virtual Infrastructure server:

Connect-VIServer vCenterSERVER_Name.domain

List all ESX servers and put this list into variable:

$hosts=Get-Cluster Cluster | Get-VMHost

And the last, run couple commands to proceed:

ForEach ($ESX in $hosts)


     Remove-VMHostNtpServer -NtpServer “NTP_SERVER_OLD1” -VMHost $ESX | Out-Null;

     Remove-VMHostNtpServer -NtpServer “NTP_SERVER_OLD2” -VMHost $ESX | Out-Null;

     Add-VmHostNtpServer -NtpServer “NTP_SERVER_NEW_01” -VMHost $ESX | Out-Null;

     Add-VmHostNtpServer -NtpServer “NTP_SERVER_NEW_02” -VMHost $ESX | Out-Null;

     Get-VMHostService -VMHost $ESX | Where-Object {$_.key -eq “ntpd” } | Restart-VMHostService -Confirm:$false | Out-Null


And everything was set in couple of seconds 🙂

Remove-VMHostNtpServer – removes NTP settings for ESX

Add-VMHostNtpServer – adds NTP settings for ESX

Last command restarted ntpd service.

Have a nice day,


Great google translation

September 3rd, 2012 No comments

Today I was at the VMWare ThinApp forum answering questions and I found out nice question asked in very funny and nice way:


Is there any Simplified Chinese language pack

Is there any Simplified Chinese language pack


I tried to copy and paste it into google translator and it really translated even Simplified Chinese questions 🙂

Have a nice day,


Customized ESXi images by hardware vendors

August 20th, 2012 No comments

When you install ESXi server on brand made servers (IBM, HP, DELL,…) you should use customized ESXi ISO images prepared by vendors:

I hope this will help someone.



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Unable to initialize the Information Store service

August 16th, 2012 No comments

One Exchange 2010 server didn’t mount databases after each reboot. When I looked to Event viewer I saw following events:

The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated with service-specific error %%-2137221213

The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated with service-specific error %%-2137221213

Read more…

Windows Server 2012 on VMWare

June 6th, 2012 No comments

Today we tried to run Windows Server 2012 RC on VMWare. Our version of OS on VM was set to Microsoft Windows Server 8.

After first reboot after installation we got black screen with little circles going around forever:


Never ending cycling

Never ending cycling


We couldn’t make it work. But we found solution. Just change OS Version of VM to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit).

For Windows 8 it is required to change OS Version to Windows 7. Thanks to Róbert Švec.

We hope VMWare will fix this soon 🙂



Expert level at Thinapp Community Forum

July 31st, 2011 No comments

Hey guys

I’ve just reached Expert Level at VMWare Thinapp Community forum by crossing 750 points 🙂

I hope I’ll get more and more points for good answers 🙂


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