Tag Archive for Windows 7

Duplicate Computer SIDs on a Network, is it OK?

I have always been trained that it is essential that every computer on your network MUST have a unique SID (Computer Security Identifier). In today’s world of re-imaging computers, changing the SID is always the first step taken. I have a post that discusses using NewSID to easily change the SID on a server.

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).

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.