Solved

VMs windows w2k8 iso boot

Posted on 2013-05-31
1
828 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-01
dear gurus

i hve forget standline w2k8 r2 sp1 forget password, this machine is on vmware.'

now say i m trying to book from my pc win7 .iso, direct cd/dvd, also .iso inside the datastore

all of them are not sucessfull

see when boot power on machine virtual, it goes to window directly. and cd dvd iso any where does not read at all

it is reading only harddisk virtual direclty

any place to set boot order of VMs or any other laternative way to sucess.

as until i dont book cd dvd somehow i cant reset window forgotten password

your suggest or guideline step by step highly appreciate gurus

kind regards
tmsa
0
Comment
Question by:tmsa12
1 Comment
 
LVL 117

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
1. Is the Windows 7 CD/DVD a bootable CDROM?

2. You need to set the VM BIOS to BOOT from the CDROM.

3. When the VM is starting Enter the BIOS Setup, and select BOOT order, change to CDROM first.

4. Also make sure the CDROM in the VM Settings is set to Connected and Connected at Power On.
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now