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Windows: Sysprep error “Machine is in an invalid state or we couldn’t update the recorded state.”

Hi,

when during the execution of sysprep the error message “A fatal error occured while trying to sysprep machine” is shown check the setupact.log and setuperr.log in “C:\windows\system32\sysprep\panther”.
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vCenter: Installing of a custom certificate failed

Hi,

a customer had the problem that he couldn’t install a custom certificate, reset all ceritifcates etc. with the vCenter certificate manager /usr/lib/vmware-vmca/bin/certificate-manager.

He had canceled a previous attempt and from now on an error
Certificate Manager tool do not support vCenter HA systems
occured although he hasn’t enabled vCenter HA.

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VMware vSphere: Join a vCenter VCSA Appliance to an Active directory domain by command line

Hi,

the vCenter GUI offers the ability to add an identity provider like Microsoft AD. In some cases this won’t work. For example if you are not a domain admin and you have to specify in which organisation unit the computer object should created. The computerobject should not exists. Delete an already exiting object, it would be created during the join process!
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