This is off-topic from my ‘Rapid Deployment’ posts but thought people might find it interesting – so whilst the cuts are still fresh and sore…
I have been looking at how ZENworks 7 Desktop Management might work with Windows Vista. Of course this is totally unsupported at the moment and there is a lot of missing functionality, but I thought that posting my findings (as I find them!) might help other people looking at the same thing.
This is all TOTALLY unsupported. Windows Vista is BETA software and not supported by Novell or the ZENworks team. Try at your own risk
So my first finding? How to get Vista to install in VMware. The problem here is that the installation process will not recognise the VMware partition as a blank hard-disk. There are two ways around this, one is install Windows XP and upgrade (not ideal) – the other is here:
- Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD-drive
- Start the VMware virtual machine
- At the menu, select ‘Install Now’.
- Press Shift-F10 and the command prompt is displayed
- Type ‘diskpart’ and enter the following commands:
- select disk 0
- create partition primary
The installation should now complete successfully.
Watch for more Vista Interludes coming up!