Locked DVD installation media

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by ramalina, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. ramalina

    ramalina MDL Novice

    Dec 25, 2007
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    I' re recently had by the hands a Fujitsu Windows 2008 R2 DVD.
    Trying to install on a vsphere 4 virtual machine I got this error:

    "this installer is designed to load only in virtual environments supported by Fujitsu and/or the virtual machine provieder"

    and the installation stops.

    I've tryed using a modded bios with fujitsu slic (succesfully tested with Windows 7 in the same virtual environment) but had the same issue: 2008 stops installing.

    I've read about asset tag, but I'm not sure this is the case.

    Anyone have an idea how to bypass this oem-bios-locked DVD or how to remove this check from DVD?

    I'm curios to know how it is implemented into dvd media...

    Thank you.
     
  2. xprocha6

    xprocha6 MDL Novice

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    Add following line to .vmx file in datastore / VM directory:

    smbios.addHostVendor = "TRUE"

    (you have to download the .vmx file and use some editor - e.g. Wordpad)
     
  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Wow!! Bumping up a 16 month old thread!! :eek:
     
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