Tag: Microsoft

Using Windows 7 Upgrade During a Clean Install

I purchased a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade version. I installed Windows 7 without a hitch until I got to the section where you enter the license key. It would not accept my licence key. It did allow me to skip past the screen. After the install I went through the procedure to Activate the license. I received an error message stating that the version of Windows 7 I purchased could not be used to install it on a Blank disk. (Even though it let me).

Install Windows x64 on VMware ESX 3.5

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.

Running VMware vSphere Client on Windows 7

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.

SharePoint WSS 3.0 Search Error

If you experience the following error while trying to search in SharePoint WSS 3.0:

“Your search cannot be completed because this site is not assigned to an indexer”

Perform these steps to correct the issue:

Installing SSL Certificates on Exchange 2007

It was necessary to update the SSL Certificate on our Exchange 2007 server so Webaccess email would work properly. I have always struggled with SSL Certificates. We ended up getting our SSL Certificate through GlobalSign. They have 2 pages on their support section that did a good job of detailing the steps for installing SSL certificates on Exchange 2007.