The disk is offline because of a policy set by an administrator” when attempting to format additional virtual hard drives on a Windows 2008r2
If you are trying to install Windows 2003 x64 on VMware EXS 3.5 and experience the following error:
“Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause… File: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe Status: 0xc000035a Info: Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode.”
Here is the solution for this issue.
If you are upgrading to Windows 7 and plan on running VMware’s vSphere client, you may experience the following error when you try to run the app:
“Error parsing the server “
After you click OK, you may see the following message:
“The type initializer for ‘VirtualInfrastructure.Utils.HttpWebRequestProxy’ threw an exception.”
Here is a summary of what was needed to make vSphere Client work properly on Windows 7 32bit.