Good info Mike. Hopefully the next release will make this a little less
- Install Windows-64 hotfix for Sysnative path to work.
Yes. You'll need this:
If you can't run the following command on a 64-bit installation then things
- Create symlinks for shutdown.exe, defrag.exe in system32 folder.
The code will need to be checked for these and all other calls to .exe's in
System32. This won't be a requirement in the next release.
- Use the Windows_Server_2003 module in the OS table for winxp64 OS.
Was this required so VMware would set the guestOS setting in the .vmx file to
something that worked for 64-bit, or was there another reason?
- Replace Sysprep and Broadcom drivers under
/usr/local/vcl/tools/Windows_Server_2003 with 64-bit versions.
We'll need to design the drivers directories out a little better. As of now,
the tools/Windows<_version>/drivers directories are copied during image capture
and there are no provisions for different architectures. If you want to run
both 32 and 64-bit versions of the same Windows OS, the drivers for both will be
copied. This could cause conflicts if Sysprep doesn't choose the correct driver.
Also add 64-bit version of spdrvscn.exe.
The requirement for spdrvscn.exe has been removed in the latest code but you'll
need the correct version of this utility for 2.1 and earlier. This utility
scans the driver .inf files and populates the DevicePath registry key with all
of the paths it finds. The vcld Perl code now does this. The new code also
automatically populates the mass storage section of sysprep.inf will the paths
to all of the storage .inf's it finds.