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How can I install Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) on ESXi v.4.1 OR ESXi v.5?

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Hello!

In two servers HP DL380, I am running  ESXi v.4.1 on one and ESXi v.5 on the other one.

I want to install and setup Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) on these HP DL servers.

However, when I am looking at the "available" O.S. in both versions of ESXi, I do not see Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC)....

I am wondering if there is any way to install Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) on both ESXi v.4.1 OR ESXi v.5.

Thank you,

Costas.
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
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You will have to select Windows Server 2008 64 bit.
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by:Dr.Costas Sachpazis
ID: 38350817
O.K., Thank you. I will try that and see how it works.
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by:Dr.Costas Sachpazis
ID: 38351253
No, I does not work.

It gives me the following message:

Your PC needs to restart.
Please hold down the power button.
Error Code: 0x00000050
Parameters:
OxOOOOOOOOOFEBFBFF
0x0000000020000800
0x0000000000000000
0x0000000000000000
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by:Dr.Costas Sachpazis
ID: 38351293
Hi everyone,

I just downloaded Windows Server 2012 RC ISO and have tried to install it on VMware ESXi Version 4.1. I selected =Windows Server 2008 64 bit for my O.S. as instructed.

However, after loading files, I saw the following message displaying on the black background.

Your PC needs to restart.
Please hold down the power button.
Error Code: 0x00000050
Parameters:
OxOOOOOOOOOFEBFBFF
0x0000000020000800
0x0000000000000000
0x0000000000000000

Does anybody know hoe to work around this problem?

Costas

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Sikhumbuzo Ntsada earned 1500 total points
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I actually got this working on Workstation 8 on a Windows 7, not a hyper visor.

It seems a lot of work but Pete explains the steps here: http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0000618.htm
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by:Dr.Costas Sachpazis
ID: 38351889
Yes, Thank you.

I had found this article too, and I am trying to apply it, in order to see if it will eventually work....

Costas
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by:Dr.Costas Sachpazis
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I followed the steps of the article: http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0000618.htm 

However, no, it does not work..... It makes cycles restarting all over again and again....

Failure!!
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