Now that the June CTP has been released for Download, I thought that it was time to start testing of our own. Now alas, we aren’t running Virtual Server so I can’t follow the footsteps of Dugie . However, as my predecessors implemented VMWare 2.5, i ran up a new version of Server 2008 on that. No real problems, I’d managed to avoid the Common CD/DVD problems, mainly because our hosts have DVD drives in them anyway. I installed the full version, not just the Core because i want to test the Terminal Services and also the Print Services.
I still haven’t worked out why the NIC is not starting but if hopefully work will die down so I can focus on it this arvo. If anyone has tips, let me know… It picks up the driver and identifies it as a VMWare PCI adapter but doesn’t start after adding the driver. Also, the driver is unsigned.
We are looking to commence testing Terminal Services first both for internal use and also for the Retail System that we deliver to our Stores via Terminal Server. We are starting Gap Analysis on the next version of the retails System so it would be a good time to incorporate the testing together.
EDIT: I found it, i had selected th vlance network driver, not the vmxnet driver. as soon as I changed that over, Bingo… i was online….