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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.
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Windows: Change a LAN Interface Networkprofile to private

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when the network profile of a Windows PC is set to public, there are firewall restrictions enabled which could prevent accessing the Computer from network. For example Windows Remoting.

Unfortunately in some cases the profile cannot be switch by the Network Gui(s) of windows.
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VMware: Computer Account is disabled after deploying Windows Clients

Hello,

last week I had to deploy 25virtual Windows (XP) Clients an on VMware ESX Cluster. One of the requirements was that the clients must be member of a Windows Active Directory.

After setting up vCenter (copy sysprep) I installed a reference Windows XP vm, convert them to a template and defined a Customization Specification like this:

Initial Customization Specification

During the cloning process, by using the template with the recently created custom spec, the domain join always fails and the Computer Account was disabled at each try.

Ok, now I tried modify some parameter of the Custom Specification:

  • Changing the Domain from fqdn to the NetBIOS Domain “SUB”
  • Altered the Username to SUB\joinuser or joinuser@SUB or joinuser@sub.domain.org

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