When attempting to install VMWare Tools on a Windows 2000 VM, you may get the following error:
To resolve, you need to install Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB835732) (requires SP4 as well).
ViewDbChk is a free tool that helps you overcome and clean up database inconsistencies for VMware Horizon View, the VMware solution for VDI.
The tool, available for version 5.3 and 6.0, can be downloaded through the link below. When downloading, be sure to select the correct version.
You can use the Guided Search Wizard for VMWare Compatibility Matrix to figure out if a certain version of ESX or feature is supported by a certain server or hardware platform:
Shutdown the VM.
Open .vmx file with Notepad or another plain text editor.
Add these lines:
hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = "FALSE" mce.enable = "TRUE" vhv.enable = "TRUE" vpmc.enable = "TRUE"
Save and start the VM. Now you can install the Hyper-V role.
Before installing ROK licenses on your virtual machines on VMware, be sure to allow SMBios reflection of the host to the VM's. Otherwise, authorization will fail with a This system is unsupported message.
To do this, go to the settings of your newly created VM. Click the tab Configuration, then click General, then the button Configuration Parameters. Add a new row:
SMBIOS.reflectHost = TRUE
If you're running RDS on a vSphere server with VMware Tools installed, you may wish to remove/hide the system tray icon. This can be done by setting a certain registry value.
The registry value is:
Change the value to 0 will effectively disable the icon the next time a user logs on.